healthy banana cupcakes

Healthy Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

In the mood for a sweet snack that’s healthy but still delicious? Try these Healthy Banana Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting! They’re perfectly rich and make a great dessert or mid-day snack. Ready in under an hour.

Prep: 10Cook: 20Total: 30 minutes
Yield 12 cupcakes 1x


Banana Cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large ripe banana, mashed (about 1/2 cup mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • splash vanilla

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 (8oz) blocks Neufchatel or reduced fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tin with cupcake liners. I always also spray my muffin liners.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together almond flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  3. In a large bowl, mash banana. Whisk in two eggs, coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla.
  4. Add dry ingredients to wet and stir until combined. Using a cookie scoop, scoop into muffin tin filling 2/3 the way. Bake for 20-23 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. While baking, prepare cream cheese frosting. Using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, powdered sugar, butter, vanilla, cinnamon, and salt until creamy. Chill in fridge for 30 minutes.
  6. Frosting cupcakes once cake has fully cooled and frosting has firmed up slightly.
Author: Erin MorrisseyCategory: dessert, gluten-freeMethod: bakeCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free