I think these treats look fab, not just because I love cupcakes, but also because North's birthday is only one month away! The Penny Cupcakes are named for a fave friend of Isaboo and are safe treats for pets . . . but still yummy enough for you, too! Found in the June/July issue of Every Day With Rachael Ray, get the recipe for yum-o spiced banana and carrot cakes when you

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Penny Cupcakes

Penny Cupcakes

Ingredients

  1. 2 very ripe bananas, mashed
  2. 1 carrot, grated, plus more for garnish
  3. 1 large egg
  4. ¼ cup honey
  5. 4 cups whole wheat flour
  6. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  7. 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  8. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  9. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  10. 6 ounces softened cream cheese, optional

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease two 12-cup muffin pans. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed bananas, carrot, egg and honey; stir in 3 cups water.
In another large bowl, stir together flour, cinnamon, allspice, ginger and baking powder; mix into the carrot mixture.
Fill each muffin cup about three-quarters full. Bake until firm and dry, about 45 minutes. Let cool, then top each cupcake with more grated carrot and smear with cream cheese if desired.

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