Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

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Happy Leap Day!!

Here is a great treat from a recipe that I modified from Paleo Parents.   Prep time is minimal and you have the option of making regular size cupcakes or small, bite size.  The bite size makes a lot and are perfect to take to a potluck or other social gathering.  I actually made 12 regular size cupcakes and had enough batter leftover so I made 12 smaller ones too. This is a great one to trick your friends with as there really is no way to tell the difference between a “regular” cupcake and these.  A wonderful option is to freeze the little ones and grab one when you feel like having a quick treat.  They will last quite a while in the freezer.

Gather Up:

  • 2 cups of almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup applesauce (I used my own canned, unsweetened applesauce)
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dextrose
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 6 oz of unsweetened dark chocolate

Preheat oven to 350 degrees (note I cook on a convection so adjust temp accordingly if needed or note the cooking time for yours may be different).  Start by melting the dark chocolate over a simmering heat or double boil method so as not to burn.   Meanwhile, put everything else into a bowl and mix until smooth.  Then mix in the melted chocolate.

Pour into muffin cups. 

 Bake for about 10 minutes and then check with a toothpick. If toothpick comes out clean, they are done.  Otherwise keep cooking in 1 to 2 minutes increments until done.   Remember, this is a treat so eat in moderation!


4 responses to “Grain-Free Chocolate Cupcakes

  1. Gluten free and chocolate are a match made in heaven. These look fantastic!

  2. Best chocolate cupcakes ever, hands down! They are in the freezer now, to keep me from eating them all day long!

  3. Isn’t dextrose sugar??

  4. punkinlady

    Dextrose is sugar. See our information about dextrose under “food sources.” This is a dessert and so eat in moderation. This recipe only calls for a 1/2 cup and so the amount of sugar in each cupcake is fairly minimal. These will not be sweet, but will offer you a little “treat.”