Cupcakes for Dinner

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Anna B.

By
@AnnaBrav

It's sometimes hard to convince kids to eat their broccoli and beans. I encourage my daughter to eat them with these quick, easy, and gluten-free cupcakes. They are unexpectedly delicious! Neila loves to have them for dinner.

This recipe is featured in the newest issue of Yum Food & Fun for Kids Magazine (Spring, 2014).

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
12
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

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FOR THE BATTER

1 c
organic canned black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c
mashed ripe banana
2/3 c
shredded broccoli stems
2
eggs, at room temperature
2/3 c
brown rice flour
1/2 c
natural sweetener baking blend such as truvia
2 tsp
baking soda
2 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
salt
1 tsp
apple cider vinegar

FOR THE FROSTING

12 oz
neufchatel cheese, at room temperature
1/2 c
organic low-fat plain strained greek yogurt
6 Tbsp
pure maple syrup
2 tsp
natural cocoa powder
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Cupcakes for Dinner

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • 2Add beans, shredded broccoli stamps, banana, egg, and vanilla extract into a small food processor. Puree until the mixture is smooth.
  • 3Combine flour, natural sweetener baking blend, cocoa powder, baking soda,baking powder, and salt in the bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment.
  • 4With a mixer on a low speed, add the bean-broccoli puree. Mix until combined.
  • 5Add vinegar and mix it into the batter.
  • 6Line a muffin pan with paper liners and spray them with nonstick baking spray. Spoon the batter into lined muffin cups, filling them about 2/3 full. Bake for about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool in a pan for 5 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool completely.
  • 7To make frosting, combine all the ingredients and beat on medium speed until smooth and fluffy. Before serving, top each cupcake with a generous dollop of frosting, if desired.
  • 8Decorate with seasonal decorations
  • 9Note: To help your child enjoy these cupcakes, frost them with his/her favorite frosting.

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About Cupcakes for Dinner

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy




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