HEATHIER CUPCAKES TO TRY
12 Recipes Created by SKR1950
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Remember how delicious Mom's brownies were? You can duplicate the taste for a fraction of the fat if you substitute cocoa for bittersweet chocolate and use applesauce in place of some of the butter or oil. Submitted by DARBYMERRIMAN
The Surprise is that these cupcakes have no butter or oil in them, less sugar and less flour, but do use zucchini, and have a hidden spoon of strawberry jam!
If made using rice flour they are also wheat free.Submitted by WAHZOE
This Banana Chocolate Cupcake recipe makes 24 regular-sized cupcakes which is perfect for a large gathering or birthday party. The batter is a snap to make because you just stir the wet ingredients together in one bowl and the dry ingredients together in another bowl. Mix the two and you are done. The batter is quite thin so use an ice cream scoop or small ladle to fill the muffin cups. Now while the recipe calls for cocoa powder, it doesn't specify which kind, which means you can use either regular unsweetened or Dutch-processed. As always, keep in mind that the type and brand of cocoa powder you use will determine the flavor of the cupcakes, so use the best you can afford. The other ingredient in this batter to take note of, is that the fat is in liquid form (canola or corn oil). The reason I bring this up is because oil makes for a moist and tender cupcake that stores very well, with the added advantage that they can be refrigerated and still stay soft.
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Submitted by RITOKITAX
These hearty breakfast muffins are bursting with fiber-rich fruits and veggies (yup, you heard that right—veggies)! These will keep you full all morning without weighing you down.Submitted by LESLIE511
These carrot muffins are made with applesauce instead of oil to help retain their moisture while lowering the fat content. Studded with pineapple and raisins, they would make a sweet treat for breakfast or an on-the-go snack.Submitted by AFRICAPARISH
Who says chocolate can't be a healthy start to the day? The blend of cocoa powder and dark chocolate adds flavor without too much fat. As a bonus, these muffins always make me feel better about Monday mornings!Submitted by MARISACHURCHILL