Banana Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing

I found the best EASY Banana Cupcake recipe!  Pair it with Cinnamon Buttercream Icing and you have an amazing concoction!

Easy Banana Cupcakes + Cinnamon Buttercream Icing

Yesterday afternoon I realized that in my obstinate denial of my youngest baby’s first birthday I had completely forgotten that we should indeed have some kind of dessert to celebrate.  So I scoured the pantry to see what I had on hand, and went through my never-ending list of recipes that I’ve been dying to try and stumbled upon a recipe I’ve been wanting to try for quite some time.
I used  Banana Cupcakes and Cinnamon Buttercream Icing from justJENN recipes – Just Jenn has the CUTEST cupcakes on her blog, you should wander over and check it out.  So, armed with the ingredients & recipe the kids and I set to work on the cupcakes.
Max mashed the bananas
Ella measured out the ingredients
And Sam mixed the ingredients…that boy loves the hand mixer!
And I iced the cupcakes.  I have to say, I’m quite pleased with the finished product.  I am not known for my cake or even cupcake decorating skills.  They are usually a mess, and I tell people that my kids decorated them.  But these I am proud of!  I used a simple icing kit that I picked up at the craft store.  I can’t wait to experiment with them some more to see what I can do!
Even though we have not had our birthday dinner for #ohhenry yet, Michael and I snuck  cupcakes last night, and they were DELICIOUS!
Do not try to make them without the cinnamon buttercream icing though, because I don’t think they would be the same.
What is your favorite kind of cupcake?