Are you trying to eat clean, but occasionally crave a treat? Matt and I have been doing the Whole30 diet for the past month, and this became a favorite "indulgence"!
Clean Chocolate Cupcakes
1 medium sized very ripe peeled banana
1 apple, peeled, cored and chopped
5 – 6 dates
1 cup almond butter (no sugar added)
1/4 cup Dutch processed cocoa powder
1 1/4 tsp. baking soda
1-2 drops Cassia essential oil
1/4 tsp cayenne
Pinch of sea salt
Preheat your oven to 375°F. Place all ingredients in a blender. Blend on high for approximately 2 minutes to form a nice batter. Fill your cupcake liners 3/4 full.
Place in the oven and bake for 15 – 18 minutes. (Check after 15 minutes. The tops should be firmer to the touch, puffed up similar to a soufflé. They may need 18 minutes.). Let cool on a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container for three days – if they manage to last that long.
Opted to bake six larger cupcakes? Increase the cooking time to 20 – 25 minutes.