Thursday, February 14, 2013

Vanilla Bean Paleo Mini Cupcakes

I was craving something sweet so wanted to make these cupcakes from Comfy belly.  You could even add some red dye to make them Valentines Day appropriate. 

I added my own cream cheese vanilla bean frosting to finish them up. They aren't overly sweet, gluten free and if enjoyed occasionally would be ok for paleo(if you are eating dairy) 

Made 24 mini cupcakes
•    1/2 cup of coconut flour
•    1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
•    1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
•    4 eggs
•    1/3 cup of coconut oil or butter
•    1/3 cup grade B maple syrup
•    1 tablespoon of vanilla extract
•    seeds from a vanilla bean 

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F/175°C.
For the cupcakes, combine all the dry in ingredients and blend well
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and use a mixer to blend. Add the vanilla beans and blend well.
2. Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 of the way with batter.
Bake for about 15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
3. Cool 

6oz cream cheese softened
2 tbsp grassfed butter
3 tbsp coconut sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean

Cut your vanilla bean down the length of the bean. Flip your knife to the dull edge and carefully strip the bean of all its little tasty seeds. 
Mix together all ingredients using  a stand or hand mixer until smooth. 

Once your cupcakes are cool, frost then eat! 

1 comment:

  1. Yum! I love cooking with vanilla beans— My hands smell amazing for so long afterwards!