Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Carrot Cupcakes & Sweet Chickpea Frosting

Gluten free, Dairy free, Vegan


3/4 cup coconut flour
3 flax eggs ( see below )
2 tbsp melted coconut oil
1/4 cup coconut nectar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp ground cinnamon 
1 tsp lemon grass powder ( optional )
3 tsp coconut sugar
1 tbsp vanilla extract

*use organic when possible*
Yields 6 cupcakes

*Flax eggs- 3 tbsp-6 tbsp water 

Add flax meal to water & set aside.
Melt coconut oil in microwave
Add dry ingredients to a mixing bowl
Add liquids to dry ingredients including flax eggs & mix well 
Add to a 6 greased muffin tin 

Lemon chick pea frosting

1 1/2 cup chick peas
2 tbsp coconut nectar or sweetener of your choice
1 tsp vanilla
5 tsp lemon juice
3 tbsp flax milk or non dairy milk of your choice
Yields approx 1 cup


Chick peas can either be soaked & cooked or canned, your choice
Add all ingredients to blender and puree till smooth
Add more sweetner or less to suit you, plus more milk if you would like the frosting a little thinner

Nutritional Facts

Per cupcake 
160 calories
20g fat
14g carbs
13g fiber
7g protein
1.25g omega 3

Per 1tbsp frosting ( approx )

30 calories
.3g fat
4.6g carbs
.6g fiber
1.5g protein

I was surprised it was not "my" kid approved. But my daughters friend gave it a 7 based on texture as she thought the cupcake was to doughy/raw. By adding a little more flour will firm up the texture. I find though in some recipes that when using flax eggs, textures are much more pliable & spongy like. So it's all just preference. The best part was the kids had no idea that the sweet frosting was made from chick peas. They loved it and that was a highlight for me. 
Here are a few websites I'd like to share on the benefits of coconut oil & why I use it. May you find many other healthy recipes for your good health and mostly may you be Nutritionally Well.  

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