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chunky monkey cupcakes

The most sinfully healthy chunky monkey cupcakes ever

A low calorie cupcake filled with bananas and chocolate chunks and then frosted with peanut butter whipped cream.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Kitchen
Cuisine American
Servings 27 people
Calories 238 kcal


  • Electric hand mixer
  • Home Decor
  • 2 standard cupcake pans with liners
  • spatula
  • Measuring cups and spoons


Chunky Monkey cupcake

  • 2 cups bananas smashed; about 4-5 ripe bananas
  • cups turbinado sugar
  • 3 large eggs room temperature
  • ½ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • 3 cups whole wheat white flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chunks

Peanut butter whipped cream

  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 4 tbsp confectioner's sugar


Chunky monkey cupcake

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line 24 cupcake tins with liners. (I had enough for 27).
    Low calorie chunky monkey cupcakes
  • Smash the 2 cups of ripe bananas. Add them in a large mixing bowl with oil, turbinado sugar, eggs and unsweetened applesauce. Mix on medium until well blended. Set aside.
    low calorie chunky monkey cupcakes
  • In another mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
    low calorie chunky monkey cupcakes
  • Gradually beat the flour mixture into the banana mixture and mix on medium until fully incorporated. Fold in the chocolate chunks.
    low calorie chunky monkey cupcakes
  • Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full. Bake until the center of the cupcake comes out clean with a knife or toothpick (about 20-25 minutes). Cool in the pans for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack for complete cooling.
    low calorie chunky monkey cupcakes

Peanut butter whipped cream

  • Place a metal or glass mixing bowl and beaters into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the bowl from the freezer. Add in the heavy cream, confectioner's sugar and peanut butter. Beat with an electric mixer for 5-7 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
    chunky monkey cupcakes
  • Pipe onto cupcakes, serve and enjoy!


  • Store cupcakes in an airtight container for 3-5 days. 
  • Peanut butter whipped cream is good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.


Serving: 27peopleCalories: 238kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 4gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 45mgSodium: 120mgPotassium: 127mgFiber: 2gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 35mgIron: 1mg
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