Protein cupcakes with apple and vanilla frosting

Protein cupcakes with apple and vanilla frosting

Some occasions deserve a cupcake and we've got just the recipe to celebrate with. Low carb apple cupcakes sound like a treat in themselves, but add a swathe of vanilla frosting with apple "sprinkles" and a dusting of cinnamon and it's a party! Each low carb cupcake has 10 grams of protein too, so you can enjoy a healthier treat!

Protein cupcakes with apple and vanilla frosting

Some occasions deserve a cupcake and we've got just the recipe to celebrate with. Low carb apple cupcakes sound like a treat in themselves, but add a swathe of vanilla frosting with apple "sprinkles" and a dusting of cinnamon and it's a party! Each low carb cupcake has 10 grams of protein too, so you can enjoy a healthier treat!
USMetric
12 servingservings

Ingredients

Cupcakes
  • 3 oz. 85 g butter, melted
  • 2 2 large egglarge eggs
  • ¾ cup (5½ oz.) 180 ml (160 g) erythritol, Sukrin gold is our preferred brand
  • 2 (11 oz.) 2 (300 g) apple, gratedapples, grated
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • ¾ cup (2½ oz.) 180 ml (75 g) whey protein isolate (unflavored)
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tbsp ½ tbsp ground psyllium husk powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch 1 pinch salt
Vanilla frosting
  • ½ cup (3 oz.) 120 ml (90 g) Greek yogurt (0% fat)
  • 13 cup (223 oz.) 80 ml (75 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp powdered erythritol
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract
Topping
  • ½ (223 oz.) ½ (75 g) apple, finely dicedapples, finely diced
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
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Instructions

Instructions are for 12 servings. Please modify as needed.

    Cupcakes

  1. Preheat the oven to 365°F (185°C). Line a 12-cup muffin pan with paper liners.
  2. Mix the melted butter, eggs, and erythritol in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth.
  3. Add the grated apples (no need to peel them), almond flour, whey protein isolate, baking powder, psyllium husk, cinnamon, ginger, and salt. Stir with a spatula until everything is combined.
  4. Scoop the batter into the lined muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes or until the muffins have set in the middle.
  5. Remove the muffins from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool.
  6. Vanilla frosting

  7. Mix the Greek yogurt, cream cheese, powdered erythritol, and vanilla extract in a medium bowl until smooth.
  8. Topping

  9. Gently toss the diced apples in the lemon juice.
  10. Top the muffins with a spoon of vanilla frosting and garnish with diced apples. To finish, dust with cinnamon and serve.

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5 comments

  1. Angela Day
    Made these for breakfast. Yum! Perfect with a cup of coffee.
    Reply: #3
  2. Mary
    These sound delicious!
    Why is sukrin gold the preferred ingredient? What does it offer to the outcome in this particular recipe vs various other sweeteners?
    How will the results differ? Other than subjective "taste", what is the real difference?
    Thanks
    Reply: #4
  3. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Made these for breakfast. Yum! Perfect with a cup of coffee.

    Sounds great! So glad you love them!

  4. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    These sound delicious!
    Why is sukrin gold the preferred ingredient? What does it offer to the outcome in this particular recipe vs various other sweeteners?
    How will the results differ? Other than subjective "taste", what is the real difference?
    Thanks

    We prefer Sukrin Gold because it tastes more like brown sugar, but you can use the brand that works best for you!

  5. Mary
    I used another brand of brown sugar substitute bc that is what I had on hand. Didn't have muffin tins, so baked it as an apple cake in a rectangular pan. Cut it up and stashed some in the freezer. The frosting got mixed in with grated apples but I forgot and put butter on the piece I ate hot out of the oven, So, it's very good even without the frosting. And even better with butter!

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