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Gluten-Free Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Honey Butter Cream

by Christa on February 15, 2013

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One of my lovely readers Crystal, wrote me saying that my Banana Cupcakes were just as amazing gluten-free… so I had to try it for myself.

Gluten-Free Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Honey Buttercream

She was right! Bananas are that miracle fruit that will make ANY cake super moist. Some gluten-free baked goods end up being dry, but these babies are nothing but moist, fluffy and gluten-free!

Gluten-Free Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Honey Buttercream


Gluten-Free Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Honey Buttercream

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*Gluten-Free* Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Honey Butter Cream

(Makes 18 regular sized cupcakes) 


Gluten-Free Banana Cupcakes:
1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ½ cup mashed ripe bananas
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 cups Gluten-Free All-Purpose Flour (I recommend Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur Flour)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt

Cinnamon Honey Butter Cream:
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
3 TBSP. honey
1 tsp. cinnamon
(2 Tablespoon heavy cream- optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake tray with 18 cupcake liners. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar.
2. Add the eggs, vanilla, bananas and buttermilk.
3. Sift the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to banana mixture. Fill 18 paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full.
4. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
5. In a small mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar, honey and cinnamon (and cream optional). Frost your cupcakes. Enjoy!


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Elyse March 29, 2014 at 6:39 pm

Our daughter brought these cupcakes to her third grade class, she was told by a male classmate”Adrianne these cupcakes are epic!”. So thank-you for the awesome recipe, Adrianne is not only a brain cancer survivor, she also became blind during radiation. her little friends call her cupcake because she’s been wearing a hand knit cupcake hat all winter, anywho Ido not have any baking skills and this recipe pulled us through the cupcake challenge, I felt so happy for Adrianne that she could share a little bit of happiness with her classmates. The staff loved them as well, this recipe is a keeper!
In cupcake Heaven, Elyse and adrianne


Renee April 19, 2014 at 7:58 pm

These turned out amazing! I have GF family members, so I thought I’d try making something everyone could eat for the holiday & am really impressed. I did make a couple substitutions out of necessity (corn starch for xantham gum, plain yogurt for buttermilk, & agave for the honey), but they worked just fine. I will definitely make them again!


Lindsey May 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

How many calories each


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