Baking, Desserts, Vegetarian

Banana Cupcakes

Cooking method:

Ninja Foodi 8-in-1 Flip Mini Oven SP101
  • Prep Time: 35 mins
  • Total time: 55 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 5 people

Banana Cupcakes


For the sponge

  • 1 1/2 very ripe bananas
  • 75g butter
  • 100g light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 125g self-raising flour

For the buttercream

  • 100g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tbsp banana extract

For decoration

  • banana crisps

Cooking mode

When entering cooking mode - We will enable your screen to stay ‘always on’ to avoid any unnecessary interruptions whilst you cook!


  • Step 1

    In a large mixing bowl, mush the banana into puree, add the butter and light brown sugar and whisk using an electric whisk to combine the ingredients together.

  • Step 2

    Add the vanilla extract, cinnamon, egg and self-raising flour and whisk further to create the batter for the cupcakes. Pour the batter ¾ of the way in disposable cupcake cases.

  • Step 3

    Set your Ninja Mini Flip oven to bake at 170C degrees (if you are using a regular oven, do make sure you preheat the oven at the beginning), place the cupcake sponges in the oven and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes.

  • Step 4

    When the cupcake finish baking, leave them to cool completely.

  • Step 5

    Prepare the buttercream by placing the room temperature butter in a mixing bowl and whisk using and electric mixer, whisk for approximately 5-7 minutes. Add 100g of the icing sugar and whisk together, then add the remaining 100g along with milk and banana extract and whisk together until you achieve a creamy buttercream.

  • Step 6

    Pour the buttercream into a pipping back with a nozzle of choice, pipe each of the cupcakes and decorate with banana crisps.

    This recipe makes approximately 4-5 cupcakes, if you want to make a bigger quantity, simply double the ingredients.