Nutella & Banana Cupcakes
Nutella & Banana Cupcakes

Nutella & Banana Cupcakes

Nutella & Banana Cupcakes

So I have made some Nutella & Banana cupcakes for my baby’s first day of school today. She is my baby because she is my last little one to toddle off to big school.  Her siblings all started last week, but kindy at our school starts a week later.

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So will it be a sad day? No, I don’t think so… I did cry when the first three started school, but I think I will be alright for this one. She is still only four, but she has a huge personality and well past the pre-schoolers, so I think this is just what she needs.

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But I digress, back to the cupcakes! You may well wonder why I didn’t add frosting to this little treat? My reason is twofold, firstly my little girl is a messy eater, she loves her food with passion and unbridled zealous, and the frosting would surely end up on her hands face and uniform. Secondly, my baby has a sweet tooth, so undoubtedly the icing would be eaten from the top and the rest of the cake discarded.

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Putting frosting on the top of a cake is a trap for young players. My cakes are filled for convenience and cleanliness. It is also much easier for little hands to manage too.

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This is another simple mix and bake recipe so it is great as a last minute lunch box filler.


2 Banana’s

1 Egg

½ cup natural yoghurt

80gm butter

1 t/s ground ginger

1 t/s ground cinnamon

½ cup brown sugar

1 cup SR Flour

½ t/s bicarb soda

½ cup chocolate chips


Preheat the oven to 160 degree, and place cupcake papers in tin.

Nutella & Banana Cupcakes, striped wrappers

In a bowl add the banana, egg, yoghurt, butter and spices. Use a stick blender to puree the ingredients. Add the sugar and blend until combined.

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Using a spoon, fold through the flour, bicarb soda and chocolate chips.

Spoon mixture into the papers to half fill.

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Add a teaspoon of Nutella to each of the papers, take care that the Nutella is centred. Add more cake batter to cover the chocolate.

Bake the cakes for 15 -20 minutes.

Dust with icing sugar.


Anais School

So there we have it, a simple and tasty cupcake for school lunchboxes. These are really light and fluffy, unlike a banana loaf.

So are you waving a little one off to school? Did you cry when you left your kids at big school for the first time?

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  1. Little Miss Pretty :

    Very nice. I hope Anais has a great day.

  2. Oh just in time for World Nutella day Julie! How fabulous! 😀

  3. How timely of me 😉 I didn’t realise there was a day dedicated to indulging in this chocolatey treat 🙂

  4. What beautiful looking cupcakes. I love how you presented them. What a wonderful surprise to find in a school lunch box. The kindy kids at my son’s school had their first day today too. Lots of tears and tissues needed for the lingering parents. I well remember those days!

  5. These looks delicious! I’m bookmarking it so I can give them a go for my babes. My little one started school this year too and there were tears – from me. But she is loving it and this makes me very happy. Thanks for linking up to Piquing My Pinterest. 🙂

  6. Hahaha… Mothers know best, don’t they! I love how know your daughter so well and explained how you tailored these cupcakes to her every needs and desires…. And that gooey centre had me going ooooh… Bananas and nutella… Is there a better combo out there??? Btw, I like the use of yoghurt in cakes/cupcakes! Cuts the sweetness and adds moisture but not too much. Love this, Juls! =D

  7. Anais, Peri wants to know when are you going to bring them into class to share????

  8. oops… my bad 🙁 I will have to make another batch 😉

  9. These cupcakes are so cute! I loveee nutella, I can eat it out of the tub and banana is a perfect combination. 🙂
    I don’t have my own kids yet but I can already tell that I will be a cryer. I would follow my kids everywhere. 😛

  10. Cute photo, and the little girl isn’t too bad either 🙂 Hope she had a very happy start to school and I bet she was the envy of all her classmates with such yummy cakes.
    I cried buckets when my baby went off to school- but she sure didn’t. It wounded my ego dreadfully! 🙂

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