HEALTHY CARROT CUPCAKES | By Hubert Cormier

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If you love carrot cake just as much as I do and are looking for a recipe that is lighter and healthier than the classic, very rich and very sweet recipe, here’s one you will like! In addition to having the same great taste as the original version, this improved version contains fibre, is rich in protein, and is low in fat. These cupcakes will be delightful for your Easter celebrations! Double the recipe, as these little treats will be all the rage!
 
 🥕 HEALTHY CARROT CUPCAKES

Servings: 12
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes   

Ingredients

   500 ml (2 cups) whole wheat flour
   7.5 ml (1 ½ tsp.) baking powder
   2.5 ml (½ tsp.) baking soda
   7.5 ml (1 ½ tsp.) cinnamon
   2.5 ml (½ tsp.) nutmeg
   Pinch of salt
   15 ml (1 tbsp.) coconut oil
   2 egg whites
   10 ml (2 tsp.) vanilla extract
   60 ml (¼ cup) maple syrup
   125 ml (½ cup) 2% M.F. Greek-style yogurt
   180 ml (¾ cup) 1% milk
   500 ml (2 cups) grated carrots
   125 ml (½ cup) chopped walnuts

Preparation

1.   Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease the cups of a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
2.   In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
3.   In a large bowl, combine coconut oil, egg whites, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Stir in yogurt and mix well.
4.   Add the milk and flour mixture alternately, stirring until mixture is thoroughly blended. Stir in the grated carrots.
5.   Scoop the batter into the cups of the muffin pan. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes.
6.   Let cool and remove from pan.

HUBERT'S TIP
"If desired, serve the carrot cupcakes with icing made from 250 ml (1 cup) of vanilla skyr, 30 ml (2 tbsp.) of powdered sugar, and 5 ml (1 tsp.) of vanilla extract. Simply mix these three ingredients and spread the icing on the cooled cupcakes."

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