Pupcakes for Bubby

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The Bubster turned 7 last week – yikes, he is getting so big!! Of course every year we have to do something special for his big day, and this year was no different!

These pupcakes are human & dog friendly so yes, your husband can taste one (without the dog bones please)! Also they are freezer approved. So if your pup can’t finish them off stick them in a ziploc baggy and save them for another time.

Lets get to it…

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees & line or spray 6 cupcake tins
  2. In a large bowl combine 1/2C whole wheat flour, 1/3C veggie oil, 1/3C unsweetened applesauce, 1 egg, 2T honey & 1t baking powder – mix well
  3. Divide the batter into the muffin tins & bake for 10-15minutes (until toothpick comes out clean)
  4. Whip up the icing by mixing 3T greek yogurt & 2T PB together (add more of either if you desire)
  5. Remove cupcakes, let cool completely then frost & decorate with mini dog bones

My pup ate two right on up – but be careful cause the PB & yogurt blend is a bit sticky & could get stuck in your dogs mouth if he takes too big of a bite (I witnessed it myself, haha)!  Enjoy!

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Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Chocolate Cupcakes

IMG_8507I made ever so delicious treats on halloween for a friend’s party – so sorry that I didn’t post the recipe live time, but I had no time! I was racing to get out of the house so the hub & I could stroll around our neighborhood in costumes & then make it to our friends house in time for the bash.

Anywho…these cupcakes can be made for all the festive holidays coming our way! So get out your apron & start baking…

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees & line a muffin tin with festive cupcake attire
  2. In a large bowl add IC flour, 1C sugar, 1/3C cocoa powder, 2t pumpkin pie spice, 1t baking powder, 1/2t baking soda, 1/4t salt – whisk & set aside
  3. In a small bowl add 2 eggs, 1 can of pumpkin purée & 1t vanilla extract – whisk
  4. Combine the liquid bowl into the dry bowl & mix well
  5. Bake until toothpick comes out clean (~30minutes), set aside & let cool

Once cooled either add vanilla/chocolate icing or dust with powdered sugar! Hope you enjoy this chocolaty pumpkin treat!

Nutritional Info Per Cupcake w/o Icing (Makes 12): 130 calories – 1 gram of fat – 29 carbs – 3 grams of protein

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Pumpkin Gingerbread Cupcakes with Spiced Buttercream Icing

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Yum in the tum for real. This is one heck of a tasty recipe that I made for the holidays – brought to our families Thanksgiving dinner & my hubs office for treats before Christmas break. Let me tell you…I was a hit, on both occasions! Next holiday season I will take a better picture – this one doesn’t even do it justice!

  • Preheat oven to 350degrees
  • Toast 1/2C walnuts for 10minutes or until golden – set aside
  • In large bowl mix:  1 & 2/3C all purpose flour, 1 & 1/4t baking soda, 2t pumpkin pie spice, 1t salt, 1t baking powder & 1/8t ground cloves
  • In a medium bowl add: 1 can pumpkin (NOT canned pumpkin pie), 3T maple syrup, 3/4C sugar, 1/3C softened coconut oil, 1/4C molasses & a chia egg (1T chia seeds/3T water)
  • Add wet mixture into dry bowl & blend all together – fold in walnuts
  • Line pan with baking cups & place in oven for 50-60minutes or until toothpick comes out clean – set cupcakes on wire rack to cool

While cupcakes are baking away make the ever so tasty buttercream! Watch out, if you taste test you won’t stop tasting!

  • In food processor blend 1/2C softened Earth Balance original, 1 & 3/4C confectioners sugar, 1t vanilla extract, 1T pumpkin pie spice & 1T almond milk
  • Scrape sides when needed – add more almond milk if necessary
  • Set aside & wait for the cupcakes to cool before icing

This is def a higher calories dessert…cause you all know I am going in for seconds with this one. However, it is the holidays & this is such a scrumptious treat – INDULGE!

Find original recipe here.

Nutritional Info Per Cupcake w Icing (16 Cupcakes): 290 calories – 13 grams of fat – 40 carbs – 3 grams of protein
 
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