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Granola Upside Down Cupcakes

Granola lends a fun texture to these upside down cupcakes.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: granola cupcake recipe, granola cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 306kcal
Author: Stef


  • 1 1/4 C flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 C sugar
  • 1/2 C unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C sour cream
  • 2 C granola You can use unbaked granola - from your own recipe or my granola recipe - or already baked homemade or store-bought granola. You could even use crumbled up granola bars.


  • Lightly grease the bottom of a cupcake tin.
  • Line the bottom of each cupcake holder with granola - about 1/4" thick (no need to break out your ruler - anywhere close to that is fine).
  • If the granola is already baked (or store-bought), simply set the tin aside. If you are using a homemade granola recipe that you haven't baked, bake the cupcake tin with the granola at 350 F for ten minutes.
  • Mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a medium-sized bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the eggs and sugar for about 2 minutes, or until light and creamy.
  • Add the butter and vanilla and beat on low speed for about 1 minute, or until well blended.
  • Beat in the dry ingredients on low speed until blended.
  • Add the sour cream and beat until smooth and well blended.
  • Spoon the cupcake batter over the granola-filled liners until the liners are each about halfway full.
  • Bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean and the tops are firm.
  • Take the cupcakes out and turn them upside down. Listen for your granola screaming, "Yabba Dabba Doo!"


Calories: 306kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1.7mg