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Home › Healthy Eating › Healthy Recipes › The Best Healthy Cupcakes We've Ever Seen! Print The Best Healthy Cupcakes We've Ever Seen! Enjoy these 11 decadent desserts without packing on pounds. Tiffany Tse You'll lick the bowl clean after whipping up any of these healthy cupcakes! We collected our favorite guilt-free recipes, which cleverly use more nourishing options to replace the fattening elements in traditional cupcakes. But don't be fooled by ingredients such as vitamin-loaded veggies and protein-rich grains—each treat still explodes with delectably sweet flavor. 1. Vegan Chocolate Chai Tea Cupcakes Even non-vegans will appreciate this scrumptious dessert. A combination of almond milk, apple cider vinegar, cocoa powder, and more produces a fluffy chocolate cupcake, while chai tea lends an aromatic flavor to the buttercream frosting. Non-vegans can replace the Earth Balance with regular butter. Ingredients: For the cupcakes: 1 c. almond milk 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar 1/3 c. vegetable oil 3/4 c. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 1 c. all-purpose flour 1/3 c. cocoa powder 1/2 tsp. baking powder 3/4 tsp. baking soda 1/4 tsp. salt For the frosting: 1/2 c. Earth Balance vegan margarine (or butter) 3-4 c. powdered sugar 2 chai tea bags 2 tbsp. boiling water 2 tbsp. almond milk 1/4 tsp. salt Directions: For the cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix the vinegar with the almond milk and let sit for five minutes. Whisk together the almond milk/vinegar, oil, sugar and vanilla. In another bowl, sift together the dry ingredients. Add wet to dry and mix until combined. Pour batter into greased cupcake molds and bake for 25 minutes, or until springy. Let cool completely before frosting. For the frosting: Beat the Earth Balance until soft. Brew the tea in the two tablespoons of boiling water and let sit for ten minutes to steep. Then, add the almond milk. Add that mixture, plus the powdered sugar and cinnamon to the earth balance and continue to beat for 10 minutes until very light and fluffy. Frost cupcakes. Makes 12 cupcakes.Brenda Sinclair

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