I posted a #dontbejealous picture on Instagram (follow me on IG: Lucky13Fitness) of the gooey, chocolatey, yummy treats. A few people asked for the recipe, and so here it is! We must give full credit to www.almostsupermom.com, as that’s where Jen found the recipe. The recipe below, however, has some Lucky13 modifications in it, so it’s our own version of the original.
Hope you enjoy (with a glass of almond milk)!
Paleo Chocolate Cupcakes
2 cups almond flour OR sunflower seed flour (we used almond)
2 Tbsp coconut flour
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup coconut oil (melted)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine dry ingredients. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. (L13F note: we do NOT have an electric mixer… we hand mixed the batter and it turned out just fine… plus, its a built-in arm workout!) Line a muffin tin with cupcake wrappers and fill 3/4 of the way with batter. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
Chocolate Almond Butter Frosting
1 cup sunflower seed butter (you can use almond butter, but if you dig peanut butter, sunflower seed butter has the best resemblance in taste)
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup honey
splash of almond milk, to give proper consistency
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. (L13F note: as I mentioned above, we don’t have a hand mixer. Here, we used our mini Ninja food processor, and it turned out perfectly.)