Bolinho de Banana com Recheio de Doce de Leite

OR Banana muffins with dulce de leche filling, it is so soft and fragrant that you have no idea! Whenever I make a cake with bananas, I wait until they are very ripe, almost past the point of consumption, so they are very sweet and you don't need a lot of sugar in the batter.

How to make banana cupcakes with dulce de leche filling?

For this recipe I used it, mixing everything in the following order:

  • 2 dwarf bananas (caturras) mashed with a fork;
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten (with a fork);
  • 3 tablespoons of soybean oil;
  • 3 tablespoons of milk;
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence;
  • 6 tablespoons of sugar;
  • 1 cup (240 ml) wheat flour;
  • 1 pinch of ground cinnamon;
  • 1 level tablespoon (soup) of baking powder.
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I filled 2/3 of the paper molds and cooked them in a preheated oven at 180°C for about 35 minutes.

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With the gnocchi cold I removed the cap using a sharp knife. I filled the cavity with dulce de leche and replaced the lid.

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Since this dough is very aerated, small holes form inside and the dulce de leche fills these spaces.

I did that little sugar coating on top. In fact, I put about 3 tablespoons of icing sugar, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice in a saucepan and mixed and added water (very little), until it formed a thick paste. Then just spread a little on each cupcake.

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This recipe yields 9 units! I didn't show the inside because I made them to bring a friend to her house, but they were delicious! You can trust me!

* If you intend to prepare it without filling or topping, then it is a good idea to use more sugar in the dough.

What to fill the banana cupcake with?

The great thing about banana cupcakes is that you can fill them however you like, for example with chocolate. So, check out some options that will make your recipe even tastier.


Chunks of semi-sweet or milk chocolate are great for filling these cupcakes. The heat of frying melts the chocolate. This creates a creamy mixture that contrasts pleasantly with the soft texture of the banana.

Hazelnut cream

Hazelnut cream is a popular choice for cupcake fillings. After all, its rich, velvety flavor complements the sweetness of the banana. Plus, it adds an extra level of pleasure to every bite.

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Your cupcake can have any filling you want. Image from Pexels.

Fruit jelly

Fruit jams such as strawberry, raspberry or apricot are perfect. This way they add a fruity and acidic touch that balances the sweetness of the banana.

The gelatin also adds a vibrant color and burst of flavor that enriches the cupcake. No wonder many people prefer this type of filling.

Cheese cream

A tip for those who prefer a less sweet and creamier filling. Therefore, cream cheese is an excellent option. It adds a smooth texture and savory flavor that complements the banana.

Peanut butter

Peanut butter is a tasty and nutritious choice for filling your banana muffins. This way, its rich flavor and creamy texture are perfect. This is because they provide an incredible contrast of flavors.

Caramelized banana

To intensify the banana flavor, use caramelized banana pieces as a filling. This will give you an extra layer of sweetness and a touch of caramel that will elevate the flavor of the cupcake.

If you are a fan of this fruit and want to try other recipes with it, you are in the right place. So, find out how to make a caramelized banana yogurt cake.

What are the benefits of banana cupcakes with dulce de leche filling?

Banana cupcake with dulce de leche filling is an excellent source of energy, since it is a dessert that contains potassium. In addition, it is worth highlighting other benefits that this recipe can bring, for example:

  • helps the digestion of food, as it is rich in fiber which regulates the intestine;
  • it is a rich source of vitamins and mineralssuch as potassium, phosphorus and magnesium;
  • helps prevent aging, as bananas contain antioxidants;
  • It is a recipe with an exceptional flavor, thanks to the mix of banana and dulce de leche;
  • a practical and simple food to prepare, which uses basic elements;
  • enjoying this dessert brings a feeling of comfort and well-being;
  • It's a versatile cupcake, as you can adapt it with other ingredients of your choice.

These are some of the benefits that this banana jam recipe can bring. In short, it is a dessert that you can consume at any time of the day and for any type of formal or informal occasion.

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Banana cupcake with dulce de leche filling is a very nutritious recipe. Image by topntp26 on Freepik.

Consume in moderation

It is important to underline that, although consuming this dessert is beneficial, it is essential to do so in moderation, as it contains a lot of sugars and fats. In other words, there are two factors that, in excess, can be harmful to your health.

The dessert is very tasty, which requires above average care. It is therefore essential to pay attention when tasting so as not to overdo it, thus adapting the recipe to your needs and enjoying it to the fullest.

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