There are the questionable things: Pizza, cereal, bagels. BUT today, I decided it was worth a little extra insulin. For these.
|Notice the leftover Christmas wrappers. Oops.|
The best part is the chocolate chips... The ones from the recipe are my favorite. But I've been on a mini health kick, and I decided to try a healthier cake. My whole recipe made 33 mini cupcakes, and we loved them!
1/2 cup all-purpose flour 44 g CHO
1/2 cup whole wheat flour 38g CHO*
1/2 cup almond meal 7g CHO*
3/4 cup sugar 150g CHO
1 tsp baking soda ------
1 tsp salt -------
1/2 cup cocoa powder 16g CHO
1 cup almond milk 16g CHO
1/2 cup smooth applesauce 19g CHO
1 tsp vinegar --------
1 egg ---------
TOTAL: 290g CHO Made 33 Cupcakes, so about 8.8 g CHO each.
* I took off half the fiber g in these
This is a recipe that's pretty easy to tweak. Any of the flour/almond meal could be substituted for all one type, or gluten free, or whatever you like. I used applesauce in place of any butter or oil, but that works fine, as long as you re-total the carbs. Finally, the almond milk can be replaced with water, or ny type of milk.
All you have to do to them is mix everything up- no beaters needed! And bake at 350F for about 12 minutes. I reccomend using cupcake liners AND nonstick spray because without any oil or butter, they don't want to leave your pan.
To make the faces, I put 1/2 TBS Cool whip Frosting on each, and used Ghiradelli's dark chocolate chips for the ears, eyes, and nose. I just used a little extra frosting, and cake gel for the eyes. The mouths are dark brown sprinkles. All this added about 4 carbs to each, and they came out 13 carbs.
PLEASE BOLUS FOR A HEALTHY(ISH) PANDA CUPCAKE. They don't disappoint.
|13 carbs of adorable heaven.|