Healthy Coconut Quinoa Cupcakes with Chocolate Frosting
There are two types of people: people who go with the flow and do things on the fly, and people who are totally anal rigid and need to plan things.
I’m the planning type. Like, I need to schedule things or know of something in advance. If it’s not on my calendar, on my to-do list or reviewed fourteen times in my mind, it’s not happenin’ buddy. Maybe this is my way of conquering my former habit of procrastinating? Because if I mastered one skill (or curse?) in my early life, it would be that.
My planning led me to make those yummy Vanilla Toffee Quinoa Cupcakes. However, the unplanned and alarming rate at which we finished off those cupcakes screwed up my baking schedule (yes, that exists). My calendar told me that I should have a steady supply of dessert for a week when I really had disorder, chaos, despair zero cupcakes and a garbage full of cupcake wrappers.
So due to my cupcake withdrawal, I needed to make the recipe again, only this time trying out a new flavor! I was craving coconut, so I made Healthy Coconut Quinoa Cupcakes. Everyone knows (or at least, everyone should know) that coconut and chocolate pair beautifully together. Like peanut butter and jelly, but more sophisticated.
These cupcakes are incredibly moist, soft and springy. It is shocking that you can actually feel good about eating them. They are equally as sweet and delicious as the recipe it is based off of. It still has that distinct quinoa flavor, but far less intense than the vanilla version.
Coconut and chocolate is a match made in heaven, except YOU are now part of the equation!
Cupcake + Frosting = 150 calories??
Oh, and 2g of fiber, 3g of sugar and 6g of protein?
I don’t think any of us feel bad about eating a couple in a row
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