Healthy Banana Cupcakes (sugar free, gluten free, vegan) + A GIVEAWAY!


These healthy Banana Cupcakes are light, fluffy, sweet, and comforting.  They’re frosted with the creamiest and richest Peanut Butter Frosting you could dream of too.  One bite and you’d never suspect it’s a nutritionally balanced treat filled with healthy fats, complex carbs, fiber, and protein!

These cupcakes will fill you up rather than fill you out.

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

You know how it’s always tempting to eat multiple cupcakes?  Especially the typical unhealthy bakery-style cupcakes?  They may satisfy your cravings initially, but you always get hungry again half an hour later.  They’re so full of sugar and quickly digestible ingredients, that they simply can’t keep you full.  That’s why the temptation to keep eating cupcakes is always there.

Trust me, I think I’ve eaten like, seven store-bought cupcakes in a row once…

ANYWAYS.  With these healthy Banana Cupcakes, it’s physically impossible to eat an entire batch!

Each cupcake has just 120 calories and 3.5g of fat, along with ZERO added sugar!

My eyes are bigger than my stomach.  I wanted to eat all of the cupcakes in one sitting but I was absolutely stuffed after eating just two!

I left two cupcakes on a plate for my parents.  My dad (who, keep in mind, does not even like sweets) ate BOTH before my mother made it to the kitchen.  My mom walked in to see cupcake wrappers on the plate and said, “Hey!  Where’s mine?!”  My dad just stood there, wide-eyed, “Ummm.”

But don’t worry, my mom got her cupcake(s)  ?

Gluten Free Vegan Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Can you guess the secret ingredient used to make these healthy Banana Cupcakes?

Watch me make the cupcakes on video, start to finish, and see what secret ingredient I used  ?

I wish I could magically hand you a cupcake through the screen you are looking at but technology hasn’t caught up to that yet.  What a shame, more for me I guess…  ?

These cupcakes are packed with banana flavor, reminiscent of Banana Bread just in a smaller package.  These crave-able cupcakes provide a hint of quinoa with a rich peanut butter frosting — they are not your typical overbearingly sweet cupcakes so they are perfect for breakfast and a snack throughout the day.


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Healthy Banana Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting

Recipe republished with permission from the Naughty or Nice Cookbook!


I wanted to show you how thankful I am for all of your love and support and encouragement over the 8½ years that I’ve been blogging (yes, 8½!), so, to celebrate my newly published Naughty or Nice Cookbook, I’m hosting a giveaway!

Naughty or Nice Cookbook Giveaway!


Good luck!!


With love and good eats,


– Jess


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