Healthy Cupcakes! Say What?

Tonight I got together with the BFF for some healthy cooking. It was a lot of fun and we made some good stuff!

First we made nachos. Mmmmm, nachos. 🙂

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We used baked tortilla chips, fat free refried beans, reduced fat cheese, and then topped it with whatever toppings we like. I topped mine with red onion, green onion, and lots of tomatoes. I also added some chunky salsa with lime. Delicious! My nachos were gone in about 3 minutes. Bummer. That’s ok though because I was actually really excited about the dessert. I’m not usually a dessert person but these chocolate blueberry banana cupcakes with peanut butter frosting sounded sooooo good! And they’re super healthy! There’s no butter, oil, or flour in them and they still turned out delicious. Here’s the recipe.

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First we put the bananas into the kitchen aid mixer. Once mixed or mashed, we added the next 7 ingredients until it looked like this.

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Then we stirred in the blueberries and then put them into cupcake liners to bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.

And here’s the cupcakes after they’re done baking. Megan said they looked like lumps of charcoal. Haha.

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The final step was to mix the light cool whip with the powdered peanut butter. This tasted just like peanut butter ice cream. Our whip cream mixture was a little soft so it doesn’t look like icing, but here’s the final product.

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They were really good! This healthy dessert recipe is definitely a keeper. It tasted a lot like banana bread. With the chocolate and banana in the batter and the peanut butter icing on top, it reminded me of a banana split. My only suggestion is that next time I’d substitute maraschino cherries for the blueberries. Then I think it’d be exactly like a banana spilt. Yum!

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2 thoughts on “Healthy Cupcakes! Say What?

  1. Sounds delish. I’m glad you’re seeing that eating healthy can still be delicious with less guilt. It just feels good to make good decisions! Keep up the good work.

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