Desserts Muffins/Bread

Churro Cupcakes

This recipe was inspired by a recipe from “Lady Behind the Curtain.” I altered it to make a gluten and dairy free version. It turned out great! If you love cinnamon, then you’ll especially enjoy this one.

Cupcake Ingredients:

  • 4 eggs room temp
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil melted
  • 3 Tbsp coconut milk full fat
  • ½ Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar or pure maple sugar
  • ½ cup + 1 Tbsp coconut flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt

For Cinnamon Sugar Crunchy Topping:

  • 3 TBS coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Frosting Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered cane sugar or powdered Monkfruit sweetener
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1- 2 Tbs vegan milk (I used almond)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Cupcake Directions:

  • Pre-heat oven 350 degrees F and line a muffin/cupcake pan with parchment liners.
  • Using a food processor or hand held mixer blend the eggs, coconut oil, coconut milk, lemon juice, vanilla, maple syrup and sugar together until very smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients gradually to the wet and mix until well combined.
  • If batter is too runny, add in 1 more Tbsp of coconut flour. If batter is too thick add in 1 tsp of water or coconut milk.
  • Pour batter into pre-lined baking dish. If you fill the parchment liners over ¾ of the way you should get around 8 cupcakes. If you fill only ½ to ¾ of the way you’ll get 12-14 cupcakes.
  • Bake for 17-20 minutes until tops are domed and toothpick inserted in the center of cupcake comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool a few minutes in the pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Cinnamon Sugar Crunch: melt coconut oil in a small sauce pan and stir in sugar and cinnamon.
  • Once cupcakes are cooled to room temp, dip them into the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • Optional- decorate with frosting.
  • Store cupcakes in fridge or freezer.
Use a frosting bag to decorate.

Frosting Directions:

  • Using a food processor blend all ingredients together.
  • If too thick, add more milk. If too thin add more sugar.

Don’t feel like making your frosting? Check out Simple Mills Vanilla & Chocolate frosting! You can purchase them both from Whole Foods, Thrive Market or Vitacost.

JUST EAT REAL FOOD – Stop focusing on calories & focus on what you’re eating and how it makes you feel. Your body is always giving you signals, but many times we ignore them. Pay attention if you develop nausea, gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, headaches, joint pain, rashes, sinus problems, or cold sores. If you develop any of these things after eating, it’s a good indicator that your body is giving you a clue to stop consuming something in your food. Many times these symptoms come from consuming chemicals, artificial coloring, and preservatives. Other times these symptoms can occur from a food allergy or sensitivity. Pay attention. Creating a food diary is a really great way to help you figure out what your triggers are. Food elimination diets are a great way to figure out what your triggers are.

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