Paleo Cinnamon Banana (Swirl) Cupcakes

We made these along with some cinnamon cookies for our friend/my neighbor’s birthday and called up my neighbor/study buddy (maybe actually naming them one of these days would be a good idea, so it doesn’t get all confusing) to try some as well. The general consensus is that they’re pretty darn amazing. This and the cookies we made him are paleo, since my other neighbor follows a paleo diet and we wanted to make him something that he could actually consume.

This was originally a cake recipe and the “swirl” is in parentheticals because I forgot to do that part. We have a final this week, so I’m using that to explain my forgetfulness. I turned them into cupcakes because it would bake faster and would be easier to eat/share. The original recipe (obtained from fastpaleo) called for 1/8 cup of maple syrup, which I was going to sub with honey, but I forgot about that too, so um, it’s not there. We (and especially he) liked it though. :D! Not counting the baking time, it took under 10 minutes to do this! (No waiii!)

The day before, we trekked over to Walmart and the dollar store to get some more goodies for him. By that, I mean that Ashley ordered him a Pooh bear cake and I got him an “It’s a Girl!” and an “It’s a Boy!” balloon. A woman standing in line thought they were for someone named Amber, because apparently, she’s expecting.
F: …Not exactly. They’re for a friend. :D… He’s probably gonna kill us.
: …o_o

We got a similar reaction when Ashley picked up the cake at 5:30 on Tuesday morning.
: That’s such a cute cake!
A: Yeah, he’s turning 27.
: …Um, he must uh…really like Pooh bear.
A: Not exactly.

There were pregnancy tests at the dollar store and we were going to buy one + find someone pregnant to pee on it, because clearly, we will never mature, but everyone we know is no longer with child. :[

Originally, we were going to take him out (by that, I mean kidnap) him for his birthday to this farm where they basically cook your entire meal for you and all of the food is grown/brought up directly at that farm. It would’ve been awesome, but due to complications and monetary concerns, we’re just going to drag him out for a meal (whatever he wants :O ).

Here’s his cake that we did not make that he cannot eat (it was basically for everyone else).

Paleo Cinnamon Banana (Swirl) Cupcakes

Ingredients:
(Cake)
-3 mashed bananas, spotted
-1 cup almond flour
-1/4 cup coconut flour
-3 eggs
-1 tsp vanilla
-2 tsp baking powder
-1 tbsp cinnamon
(Swirl)
-1 banana
-2 tbsp cinnamon
-1 tbsp honey

Instructions:
1) Preheat oven to 350. Combine cake ingredients and mix well.
2) (What I forgot to do…) In a separate mixing bowl, combine all your swirl ingredients and mix well by hand.
3) Pour batter into muffin tin and drop spoonfuls of swirl mixture over the batter, using a knife to swirl. Put it in the oven and bake for ~25 minutes or until it passes the toothpick/fork test.
4) Remove from oven, let cool and serve!

Here we are with the birthday boy (pictured in green)! :] My super-awesome neighbors + one of our mutual friends. :D
(I also just joined the birthday committee, so there will probably/hopefully be even more dessert-type/food posts in the future.)

There is an amazing chicken recipe that I’m probably going to try to make this weekend. Basically, although I’ve probably mentioned this at least several times already, I have the most awesome neighbors in the world and have gotten beyond the realms of spoiled. (Translation: when I came home from rehearsal yesterday, I was starving to death and there was awesome food to be had because my study buddy cooked us dinner. I wanna try recreating it. *-*)

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About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine resident physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

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