Healthy Cupcakes

A few chocolate chips and 1/4 cup sugar are the two ingredients that make my title untrue.  So to those who will not or cannot eat a little sugar or chocolate, do not bother proceeding.

To those who eat sugar and chocolate but wish they could cut back on it,  Please proceed.

Gluten-free chocolate chip zucchini muffins is the original recipe I found online but there was a problem for me, I don’t have or know where to buy some of the ingredients.  I NEED A DESERT NOW.  I refuse to indulge in more cheese curls and chips.  Something homemade is the way I want to go. I cannot use old recipes for they call for flour ( I eat gluten free) and often lots of oil, butter and sugar. These ingredients will surely take your energy away. You will have less motivation to do anything. Even your mind becomes less creative. You will become grouchy as a result from all of it and be left hungry for more.

Now, have I got your attention?

Good! Lets make Healthy Cupcakes.

  • 3/4 cup grinded oats ( use your blender to turn oats into flour texture)
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 2 T ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips
  • set aside and mix:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup cocoanut oil (warm in microwave to form a liquid)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups shredded zucchini
  • combine with dry ingredients and stir with wooden spatula
  • Bake 350 for 25 minutes

It will look like this:

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And then it will look like this.

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Make sure you use paper cupcake inserts, I had a terrible time digging them out. They are super moist when coming out of oven and they do stay that way.

And before you wake up the next day they will look like this…

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