Chunky Monkey Cupcakes

READY IN: 42mins
Recipe by Marie

Banana chocolate chip cupcakes with no frosting needed....has its own brown sugar baked topping with cinnamon and walnuts added. Recipe found on the web.

Top Review by sistabarista1

Made this for my 5 yr olds Kindergarten class..they were a HIT! Left out the nuts because of an allergy in the class....Next time I will definitely use them...and I will try mixing the topping with a little butter to give it a little more CRUNCH. Lastly....maybe 1/4 cup more brown sugar...or even a hint of molasses may heighten the flavor just a bit...but a good, moist cupcake even without any changes!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Beat together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in bananas, then eggs, one at a time and beat well after each addition.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt and add alternately with buttermilk to mixture.
  6. Beat just until blended.
  7. Stir in chocolate chips.
  8. Divide batter evenly among 24 paper lined muffin cups.
  9. In a small bowl, combine walnuts, cinnamon and 2 T brown sugar and sprinkle over tops of cupcakes.
  10. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
  11. Let cool in pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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