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Friday, September 23, 2011

Not so HEALTHFUL RECIPES: Honey Coconut Vanilla Cupcakes


Okay, so I have to admit I eat junk too. And this is one such recipe that fills that niche. I needed to make a quick recipe for cupcakes and here it is....


I used this RECIPE and modified it to my liking and came up with this:

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup coconut milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and then line your muffin pan with muffin papers.

In a medium bowl, combine brown sugar, honey & coconut oil. Mix with hand mixer or electric mixer. I find it's fluffier if I use one of these than if I whisk by hand.

Then beat in eggs, one at a time.

Combine flour and baking powder, and then add to mixture and blend.

Then lastly, mix in coconut milk until creamy.....

Fill 12 muffin cups just over half way. You should be able to use up all the batter into these tins. And cook for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on them so that they do not overcook. You will know they are done when they are golden and your tester comes out clean when inserting into the middle of the cupcake.

These are oh so yummy!! The honey-vanilla-coconut flavor makes a delicious slightly complicated flavor that makes you go back over and over for more!!

We eat these plain because they are delicious just as they are. But you can also add a yummy glaze on top.

Honey-Vanilla-Coconut Glaze

Powdered sugar
Honey
Vanilla
A touch of coconut milk

You mostly want the powdered sugar with very little of the other ingredients to moisturize it and make it syrup-y. Don't make it too runny or it will run right off your cupcakes! You want it to be just runny enough to apply but still stays in one place.

If you want a healthier version of the cupcake recipe.... here is one I attempted that turned out delicious!!

1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 eggs
1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I freshly ground mine)
1/4 cup of ground flax seeds
1 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder
1/2 cup coconut milk (plus a dash more water to compensate for the oats)
1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats

You will end up filling more than the 12 muffin cups. I ended up filling 3 more.

I think you can really use the top recipe as a starting point and make any changes you want!! Maybe add cinnamon, or other spice... or dried fruit... the sky is the limit!! I think next time I'll add some shredded coconut. :)

Note: all the pictures are of the "healthier" version of this recipe, with the oats and other goodness...







1 comment:

  1. Another version I just tried is:

    2/3 cup honey
    1/2 cup coconut oil
    2 eggs
    1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
    1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I freshly ground mine)
    1/4 cup of ground flax seeds
    1/4 cup coconut flour
    1 3/4 teaspoons of baking powder
    1/2 cup coconut milk (plus a dash more water to compensate for the oats)
    1 cup uncooked old fashioned oats
    1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
    1/2 cup chocolate chips

    You really can do any combination you desire!!!

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