Sunday, January 26, 2014

How to Make a Healthy Cupcake

This Chocolate Pear Cupcake is not just a cupcake without icing, one cupcake has 3 grams of fiber, only 6 grams of added sugar and almost a serving of fruits and vegetables.  You’ll never get that in a box mix.  It takes less than ½ hour to make. Here's how:

Mix egg and sugar in mixing bowl.  
Mix these 2 items as long as you want!

Drain pears.  Puree in food processor to resemble applesauce.

Mix liquid ingredients.  Add these and pureed pears to sugar/egg mixture.
Do not over mix! 

Mix dry ingredients in a separate bowl.Stir into mixing bowl with a spoon.
Do not over mix!


Portion 1/4 cup batter into muffin tin that was sprayed with Pam.  
Do not use muffin papers.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.  Cool in pan 10 minutes.  
Finish cooling on cooling rack.

Recipe for 8 cupcakes:
Beat 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1 egg in mixer.

Puree 1-15 oz. can (drained) pear halves in juice. Mix 2 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 cup vanilla soymilk and 1 Tbsp. lemon juice.  Add these and pureed pears to sugar/egg mixture.

Mix dry ingredients together in a separate bowl:  1 tsp. cinnamon, 2/3 cup whole wheat flour, 1/3 cup all purpose flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa, 2/3 tsp. baking powder and 1/3 tsp. baking soda.  Stir into mixing bowl with spoon or spatula.  Do not over mix.

Spray muffin tins with Pam.  Do not use muffin papers.  Portion 1/4 cup batter into each.  Bake at 376 degree oven for 40 minutes.  Cool for 10 minutes in pan, then remove to a cooling rack.  

150 calories, 5 grams fat, 140 mg sodium, 26 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fiber, 4 grams protein



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Denise said...

I have a beautiful new loaf pan. I will show it on My blog soon.I would love a recipe for a harvest type loaf that would be high Protein ect... for breakfast

Shona said...

they look delish too

Sharon Fritchman said...

They look delicious, Cindy! Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe and the photos with us!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Looks delicious!!!

Connie Mercer said...

this sounds and looks so good. I'm always on the hunt for these types recipes. Thanks cindy!!!


LOVELY blog post, Cindy :))) Your pear muffins sound delicious!

Micupoftea said...

Nice recipe- love the addition of pears instead of applesauce :)

Heather Landry said...

These look amazing! I've heard of applesauce in baked goods, but pears? Totally fabulous!