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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Semi-Vegan Banana Cupcakes


As a vegetarian, I already don't eat meat. Lately, however, I'm attempting to move toward full veganism. I found a great article on egg substitutes here before baking cupcakes for my first clothing swap the other night. Two suggestions are mashed banana and unsweetened applesauce; I decided to experiment using both.

Ingredients (makes 12):
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup mashed banana
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
1 box white cake mix

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Spray cupcake pan with no-stick cooking spray.
Blend ingredients in a large bowl until moistened.
Whisk by hand for two minutes.
Plop mixture into the pan.
Bake for 22 minutes.










Result:
If you follow my exact recipe, they will taste like sweet banana bread. If you don't like banana, I suggest only using applesauce, and it should taste more like the white cake it's meant to be. I didn't frost them because they were that yummy without!


{It would be wrong of me to claim that these are truly vegan, because the boxed cake mix does have less than 2% of nonfat milk in its ingredients.} Enjoy, friends!

9 comments:

  1. Those cupcakes look delicious. I like my cupcakes without frosting. I make a mean banana bread and cranberry bread.

    JTwisdom
    http://bubblingwitheleganceandgrace.com

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  2. i wish i could not eat meat but i just love me some chickin! those look amazing tho :)

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  3. These look delicious! I can't remember the last muffin I ate! Might have to break out the muffin pans for this one!

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  4. They look fantastic. I am not much of an egg eater, so I will try them for sure

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  5. These look amazing! I recently turned banana bread into muffins but I've never tried cupcakes!

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  6. I'm very proud of your cupcake post. Its beautiful simple and well written which is what many people not focused solely on cooking need. Goregous. Semi vegan LOL too cute. <3

    We should make a vegan blog segment together do a little youtube video and get over our fear of our voices

    I'll make you some of the vegan cupcakes I developed the recipe for i think you'll love them.

    Brava

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