We've been grain free here since May. This post is not to share why, although I will eventually, but to share one FABULOUS recipe that will make you so delighted!
These are grain free cupcakes. The original recipe is for a nut butter muffin, and then for chocolate avocado pudding. Since I am the way I am, and can't leave anything as it is, I changed everything up a bit and made these tasty cupcakes.
I honestly can't remember where the recipes came from, so if you are reading this and it is your recipe, please leave a comment!!
Ok, so moving right along...
One thing I will say before I share the recipes is that nut butter is expensive. We generally don't use peanut butter here because of a couple family members being sensitive, and because most peanut butters contain aflatoxins, a type of toxic mold. Instead, we use almond butter or sunflower seed butter, both raw if we can find them. For us, they are healthier choices, and the extra cost is worth it.
So are you ready? Drumroll please...
Nut Butter Cupcakes
(you can use half of the sweetner and they can just be nice, neutral muffins)
1 jar nut butter
1/2 C raw honey
1 tsp baking soda
2T raw apple cider vinegar or lemon juice
Yep, that's all the ingredients! I was totally amazed the first time I made these!
Combine all ingredients except for the vinegar and mix well. You can use a whisk and some elbow grease or an electric mixer. Add vinegar or lemon juice and mix well, then pour into muffin cups or greased muffin pan. This makes 12 good sized muffins. Almond butter makes poofier muffins than peanut butter, not sure why.
Bake at 350 for around 15 min. They are done when a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely and then frost with...
Chocolate Avocado Frosting
2 ripe avocados
1/2 C raw honey
1/2 C organic cocoa powder
2 T fat (coconut oil or butter, melted)
1 tsp vanilla extract
Add ingredients to food processor and blend. I ended up adding a tad extra cocoa (maybe 1/4 C?) because it still tasted a bit avocado-y to me. This is super thick and is very satisfying because of the fatty avocados.
Personally, I stored these in the refrigerator. Nut butter can go rancid, and we've all seen what avocados to when exposed to air for any period of time. I just put them in an airtight container and they were fine and just as tasty right out of the fridge. Of course there weren't many left to refrigerate after my kids realized how yummy they were!
If you make this, please comment and let me know how you liked it, or if you changed it up at all!