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Introduction

These little cupcakes are the perfect way to treat yourself whilst staying on track of your diet this festive season. This is a super easy recipe using most ingredients which you would find in your kitchen cupboard at home! The mixture of spices make these bite-sized delights smell and taste just like Christmas.

For an extra indulgent version, try adding a handful of mixed dried fruit such as cranberries and raisins! They are gluten free, wheat free, and free of refined sugars so the ideal way to cheat clean this Christmas!

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Festive Protein Cupcakes

IngredientsFestive Protein Cupcakes Macros

Makes: 16 small cupcakes (or 8 large cupcakes)
Macros*: Calories 54 kcal, Protein 3g, Carbs 6g, Fat 2g

  • 1/3 cup vanilla whey protein
  • 2/3 cup oat flour/bran
  • 2 tbsp Apple sauce
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of mixed spice or nutmeg and ginger
  • 1 tsp of vanilla essence

Frosting

  • 1/4 cup cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup of stevia

Method

  1. First combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, then add the dry ingredients. Add more or less spice, depending on taste.
  2. Transfer the cake batter into a silicone, or lined, bun tray.
  3. Bake in the oven for approximately 15 minutes, for mini-muffins, and 25 minutes, for larger muffins. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack before frosting.

Festive Protein Cupcakes

*Note: Macros are given per protein cupcake assuming 16 cupcakes in total.