Recipes posted a year ago:
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.
- 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.
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!