Thursday, December 9, 2010

Baby Foodie First Birthday Cupcakes

For their first birthday, I want the babies to have a treat, but I'm also not ready to turn them loose on the sugar. Given our family's history of diabetes (my great grandmother had her foot amputated!) and my own insulin resistance, I want to withhold the really sugary stuff for as long as possible. Here's my solution. The cake part gets much of its flavor and sweetness from bananas, a familiar flavor for most babies. The frosting is made of cream cheese. Not to toot my own horn, but these are goooood - not too sweet, but with a rich flavor.

Baby Foodie First Birthday Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

1 block of cream cheese
1/4 c cane sugar
1/8 tsp vanilla extract

Dry Ingredients
1 1/2 c whole wheat flour
2/3 c cane sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Wet Ingredients
3 large, ripe bananas
2 eggs
3/4 c milk
2 tsp vanilla extract

1. Take cream cheese out of the fridge to soften and preheat oven to 350..
2. Combine the dry ingredients in a mixing bowl.
3. Mash the bananas in another mixing bowl.
4. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla, and whisk until combined.
5. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together until a batter is formed.
6. Fill muffin tins about 3/4 full (ETA: Don't forget the cupcake papers!).
7. Bake at 350 for 20ish minutes, depending on your oven's particular type of crazy.
8. When cream cheese has softened, mix with the sugar and vanilla.
9. Frost when cupcakes have cooled.
10. Ta da!
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  1. Looks soooo yummy! I'm off dairy right now but I'll keep the recipe around for when I get to have it again =)

  2. Does your LO have a dairy sensitivity?


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