Who wants cupcakes?!?
You know how I love to throw down in the kitchen, and baking is one of my favorite ways to cook, working with different combinations and ingredients to see what I can come up with.
Last week my son had a cold and asked for “birthday cupcakes” so I got to mixing and out came these beauties! They are sooooo good, not overly sweet (though I did make some delish cream cheese protein frosting and slapped some natural sprinkles on top) and won’t break your macro bank either.
If you’d like to make these too just as part of your prep or for a birthday treat, this recipe will work either way!
First preheat your oven to 350F.
1 cup Super Fine Almond Flour
1 cup Namaste Foods Perfect Flour Blend from Costco, or you can get it here.
2/3 cup Lakanto Golden monkfruit sweetener (I get this on Amazon in big bags, it’s a great value!)
3 scoops Vanilla Ice Cream protein
1 tbsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Combine all these dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl, then add:
2 cups unsweetened almond milk
3 whole eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup Sports Research MCT Oil
2 tbsp natural sprinkles (optional in batter for birthday cupcakes. I used India Tree brand, they are colored naturally with vegetable an fruit juice!)
Whisk all the ingredients together until a smooth batter forms, then drop 1/4 cup portions into pre-greased muffin tins (I use Pam baking spray) and bake for 15-18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean! Allow to cool completely before frosting them:
OPTIONAL-I whipped up my own small batch using:
2 tbsp whipped cream cheese
1 tbsp vanilla ice cream protein
2 tsp organic confectioners sugar
A splash of unsweetened almond milk, this was good for topping 4-5 cupcakes!
This recipe makes about 20 cakes, and the batter WITH sprinkles and frosting amounts to some pretty awesome macros:
144 calories 16.6g Carbs 7.1g Fat 6.8g Protein per cupcake
I hope you get to try the recipe soon, you’ll love this for a delicious treat any day of the week.
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Kelly is a loving wife, mother, veteran, life-long athlete, personal trainer, and self taught cook with a passion for helping others. She hopes you will be inspired to live a healthier lifestyle while enjoying delicious meals cultivated in her home, and shared at your own tables.