Saturday, January 28, 2012

I am making cupcakes for a friend's birthday who is recently diagnosed with diabetes like me. I found a recipe for vegan cupcakes and have been playing with it to take out oil and white flour. I finally am satisfied with the recipe and put it into the recipe tracker. The recipe tracker indicates that the cupcakes are a mere 75 calories and 17 carbs!!!! Yippeee!!!!!
They have bananas and applesauce instead of oil and a 1/2 cup of sugar amongst the 12 cupcakes and are made with whole wheat flour. They are moist and filling...... I think I am set for my birthday too!
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    It is loosely based upon the basic chocolate cupcake from "Vegan Cupcakes take over the World" with some tweaks like whole wheat pastry flour instead of white flour and applesauce instead of oil......

    1 cup almond milk
    1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1/3 cup applesauce
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
    1/3 cup unsweetened dark cocoa powder
    1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 bananas

    Preheat oven to 350 and prepare cupcake liners. Add cider vinegar to almond milk and whisk. Set aside a few minutes to curdle. Add sugar, applesauce, vanilla and banana and beat until foamy. Add cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Mix well. Sift in whole wheat pastry flour and mix until combined- do not over mix! Pour into liners and bake until toothpick comes out pretty clean (about 25-28 minutes in my oven.) Enjoy!
    They are dense but moist and not overly sweet. I wonder what they would taste like with agave instead of granulated sugar.... hmmmmm.... something to try on the next batch!
    2337 days ago
    Please share the recipe!
    2337 days ago
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