Hot Chocolate Protein Cupcakes

I am currently in the mood for a warm, comforting cup of hot cocoa. Most of the time I crave coffee, simply because....caffeine. But hot chocolate gives me that extra feeling of content. Take it easy, Nicolette. I was also in the mood to bake - and when my moods collided, these cupcakes were created. I am in love with these! I must say that an edible cupcake version of hot chocolate is bound to make anyone squeal in delight. Being that they're macro-friendly too, you can enjoy them without any guilt!






Want a cup of hot chocolate? Go ahead. Make one for yourself. But let me ask you this. Do you want a bite of delicious, chocolatety, moist, sweet, perfect hot chocolate protein cupcakes? I thought so. I would too if I were you. These are just as warming and scrumptious as a freshly made mug of hot chocolate with their rich and gooey flavors. I promise :) Enjoy!

Ingredients

Cupcake
¼ cup whole-wheat pastry flour (or oat flour)
¾ scoop chocolate protein powder
3 tablespoons hot cocoa mix
½ teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons xylitol (or sweetener of choice)
3 tablespoons plain greek yogurt
1 whole egg
2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Icing
½ tablespoons plain greek yogurt
2 tablespoons sugar free chocolate, melted

Method

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place 4 silicone cupcake liners on a sheet pan.

2. Whisk together greek yogurt, egg, and coconut oil in a mixing bowl until smooth.

3. Add remainder of ingredients into the bowl and stir until well combined.

4. Evenly divide cupcake batter among cupcake liners.

5. Bake in the oven for 20-24 minutes, or until center is cooked. Let cool.

6. For the icing, stir together those two ingredients (it will thicken once you put the greek yogurt in) and evenly top each cupcake with icing. Drizzle with more melted chocolate if desired (just do it!)

Makes 4 servings
1 serving is 1 cupcake with icing

Macros for 1 serving
216 calories, 8.8g protein, 16.5g carbs, 12.8g fat, 8.5g sugar, 2g fiber

Nicolette’s Tips
*If you don’t have silicone cupcake liners, you can use paper cupcake liners. Just make sure to liberally spray them with non-stick spray.

3 comments:

  1. What could one use to substitute out the coconut oil? I'm allergic :( but the recipe seems lovely!

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    1. Thank you. You can try light butter instead - or unsweetened applesauce :)

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