Strawberry Protein Cupcakes
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WOW! These were awesome!!! This recipe is an awesome way to sneak in protein without having to chow on a steak!
“HEALTHIFIED” STRAWBERRY CUPCAKES
1 1/2 cups blanched almond flour
1/4 cup Jay Robb egg white or whey protein (I used strawberry flavor)
3/4 cup Swerve (or erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite)
6 TBS butter or coconut oil
1/8 tsp cream of tartar
5 eggs, separated
2 tsp baking powder
Preheat oven to 325. Whip egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff. In separate bowl, using electric mixer, cream butter with egg yolks until yellow and fluffy. Add extract and sweetener. Beat until well mixed. Fold the yolk mixture into the whipped egg whites and fold lightly. In a separate bowl, mix the almond flour, whey protein, and baking powder, then fold gently into the egg mixture; being careful not to break down whites. Fill paper muffin cups in muffin tin about half full. Bake 325 for about 15 to 20 minutes until cracked on top.
3 TBS Butter or coconut oil
3 TBS Cream Cheese or coconut cream
A little vanilla almond milk (to make it spreadable) 1/2 tsp stevia glycerite (to taste)
A few drops of natural food coloring
1 tsp strawberry extract
Mix together and enjoy! Makes 12 cupcakes.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Cupcake = 389 calories, 35 carbs, 1g fiber, 1 g protein
“Healthified” Cupcake = 201 calories, 3.3 carbs, 1.5g fiber, 7g protein