How to make low-sugar, grain-free protein based cupcakes.
Thank you for your patience with us for this recipe. It took us about 6+
failures lessons of what does not work for this recipe.
And we hope you guys will too.
This protein cupcake recipe can be made egg-free too!
As many of you have requested for an egg-free cupcake, so we were determined to make it work without eggs.
We did tweak this recipe around from the first time making it when our parents were in town visiting us in NC. We originally made these cupcakes with brown rice protein but had extreme difficulty making it work with no eggs. But we kept trying. We experimented with a few different ‘flour’ ratios to see if we could make it work. From brown rice protein mixed with arrowroot and coconut flour to brown rice protein with arrowroot and psyllium husk, etc.
Seriously we feel we tried just about everything in the book. We even played around with the sugar part – from using applesauce to bananas to using just 1 tbsp sugar. Nope. Nothing was working!
But with most things in our life… we are stubborn and determined.
We were both HOPEFUL to get a recipe that would work without eggs. We wanted a slightly light but dense cupcake. And folks we think we finally did it.
Also note these protein cookie dough cupcakes are not sweet as we added no sugar to the recipe. We used the banana for the sweetness and a frosting will help bring in more sweetness if desired.
Never thought making protein cupcakes would be so time (and money) consuming.
We topped these protein cupcakes with some raw cookie dough!
Now what is not to love –> cookie dough protein cupcakes.
We mixed in some raw cookie dough (used almonds instead of pumpkin seeds) and placed a raw cookie dough on top. Click here for pictures of how to make raw cookie dough.
The nutritional stats on these cupcakes are pretty good too – for 1 cupcake including frosting is about 300 calories, 3 grams of sugar, and 10 grams of protein! Now these stats will vary depending on what ingredients used and how much frosting is used.
Now make yourself some cookie dough protein cupcakes!
Check out our other favorite cookie dough recipes:
Inside out raw cookie dough truffles
Happy Baking 🙂
We hope you enjoy all of our recipes and have a great weekend!
We will be back Sunday, as tomorrow is our grandma’s funeral and we will be spending the day with our family.
Lori and Michelle
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We are also thinking and praying for everyone in TEXAS!! xoxo