Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting

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Now that Mike is vegan and not eating sugar, I have been baking a lot less than I used to. But when my parents come over, my dad runs 14 miles with me, and there are brown bananas on the counter, I bake.

We had Open House at school last week and now there are just four weeks left in the school year.  I can’t believe I’m wrapping up my third year of teaching.  This was my toughest year yet and I almost bailed to go back to school to study public health…but after lots of contemplation and reflection, I realized the classroom really is where I belong for at least a few more years.

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There are now four more weeks left in the school year, which feels simultaneously way too long and unbelievably short.  There are also four more weeks until the San Francisco marathon, and yesterday I bought matching shirts for my sister and me to wear.  Now we’re just trying to find a similar men’s top for our dad. Matching may be cheesy and ridiculous, but we’re doing it.

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6 Responses to “Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting”


  1. 1 Kate May 19, 2013 at 2:35 pm

    We do banana chocolate chip bread all the time – can’t wait to try it with chocolate frosting.

  2. 2 Renee May 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Woah – vegan AND sugarfree? AND coffee roasting!? We need to hang out soon so I can hear about all of this. I have questions!

  3. 3 Emily Malone May 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Casey doesn’t eat dairy or sugar anymore either. Makes it a lot less fun for the rest of us, right? 🙂

  4. 4 Cathryn May 22, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    I may need to make these after SF…like a post-race treat. I would kill for some frosting right now.

  5. 5 AG May 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Don’t see why these couldn’t be made vegan! Then, the whole gang could enjoy!

  6. 6 Heidelind October 6, 2013 at 5:48 am

    These are really delicious. I’ve made variations of these countless times, but this recipe is by far my favorite. I’ve started using Giradelli chocolate chips instead of Nestlé, I really think it makes a huge difference.


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