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Paleo Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

I could care less about Paleo these days, but if your favorite pre-diet foods included dessert here is a protein packed alternative to cure your sweet tooth.
Makes 12 cupcakes

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cupcake Batter:
6 eggs

1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup of coconut flour
1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1  Tbsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup of almond butter, fresh ground
1 cup of unsweetened chocolate chips.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
8 oz cream cheese

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Line a cupcake pan with 12 cupcake liners.
3. In food processor combine all cupcake ingredients except the chocolate chips.
4. Blend the ingredients until smooth.
5. Add chocolate chips and stir by hand.
6. Fill each cupcake liner 3/4th full. The cupcakes will barely rise due to the lack of flour.
7. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Check the middle by using a toothpick to stick in it, if it comes out clean the cupcakes are ready.
8. Once the cupcakes are fully cooked, remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes.

Frosting Directions:
1. (Optional) Combine all frosting ingredients in food processor.
2. (Optional) Blend until smooth, frost the cupcakes

These paleo chocolate chip cupcakes will hit the spot, and they are pretty easy to make.


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