You can treat your heart right in February when you incorporate more avocados into your diet! Avocados contain potassium (more than bananas!) and heart-healthy mono-unsaturated fats and are loaded with fiber. This recipe is a great comfort food while also supporting your body. Enjoy a little treat and eat in good health!
Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Avocado Frosting
This recipe is in two parts
Nonstick cooking spray
1 cup mashed Avocados
¾ coconut sugar (use brown or granulated sugar, if preferred)
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk (or other preferred milk product)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large egg whites (1/4 cup for liquid egg whites from carton)
2 cups whole wheat flour (use all-purpose or spelt flour, if preferred)
½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 medium to large Avocado, mashed
1 tablespoon coconut oil
⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk (add more 1 tablespoon at a time for consistency)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Coat muffin cups with cooking spray or prepare muffin cups with paper liners. Set aside.
In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the mashed avocado, sugar, milk, vanilla and egg whites.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt; mix until smooth.
Divide the batter among the muffin cups.
Bake until the tops of the cupcakes spring back to the touch, about 18 minutes.
Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely before frosting them.
For the frosting, blend together all ingredients until fully combined, in a blender or food processor.
Spread over the cooled cupcakes.
Store cupcakes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, or the refrigerator for 1 week. You can also freeze for up to 1 month.
Avocados differ in size, but if you have 3 medium to large Avocados, you will have enough for this recipe.
For proper measuring flour and cocoa powder, use a spoon to fill measuring cup and then level off with a butter knife or other straight edge.
If you don't use all of your frosting, which I didn't, nutritional information will be a bit different. For example, fat and calories will be slightly lower.
Serving size: 1 cupcake with frosting
Calories: 221 Fat: 7.8g Saturated fat: 2.3g Carbohydrates: 38.1g Sugar: 17.3g Sodium: 227.9mg Fiber: 6.7g Protein: 5.2g
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