Jessica’s Surprisingly Good Protein Cupcakes
So we have already established that I am not the greatest baker in the world.
However, I am a big believer in making your weaknesses into your strengths, so last week saw me in the kitchen before most people had woken up, whipping up a batch of cupcakes.
The thing is, these were not just ANY cupcakes, these were healthy protein cupcakes.
That’s right. So when I am leading a spin class that has the start time of stupid in most people’s minds, I need to follow through with a healthy(ish) option that most people can call breakfast. And follow through I did.
I don’t know why I was surprised that they turned out, but I was.
My morning spin class had been stuck on the idea of cupcakes for months. I had tried to explain my baking abilities and even tried bringing in chocolate one morning. It wasn’t good enough. So I put an end to their requests with this recipe:
JESSICA’S SURPRISINGLY GOOD PROTEIN CUPCAKES
– 1 cup unsweetened apple sauce
– 1 banana
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– 1 egg
– 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup
– 1 cup whole wheat flour
– 1/4 cup vanilla or chocolate protein powder (I used North Coast Naturals – Vanilla)
– 1/4 cup of cocoa
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– 1 teaspoon salt
Batter is stirred and then placed in greased muffin tins. I baked these guys for 25 minutes at 230C. I iced them with nutella and ruined all health benefits. But, I didn’t hear much complaining and it was delicious, so I highly recommend.
What was the last thing you made that was shockingly delicious?