I love to eat. I really, really love to eat. But sometimes, stuffing my face 15 hours out of the day with foods I shouldn't be eating comes with a price. And that price is measured in inches. Inches around my waist. And sometimes in chins. So to remedy this, I "get right" and switch to a gluten free or paleo diet. It goes great with my CrossFit routine, but I have to say, sometimes, homegirl just wants to eat 1, 2, 13 cupcakes.
So I dug around and found a few great recipes on gluten free, paleo friendly vanilla cupcakes. This here is my ultimate favorite and can be made with one of two frostings; a fruit preserve or a decadent chocolate frosting!
Step 1: Ingredients
1/2 cup sifted coconut flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup of grapeseed oil (you can also use coconut oil if its virgin)
1/2 cup of agave nectar (you can also substitute with honey)
1tbs vanilla extract
1 cup of dark chocolate. I tried to use 75% cacao or higher, but only had this 60% one laying around, so I used that
1/2 cup grapeseed oil
2 tbs agave nectar
1 tbs vanilla extract
pinch sea salt