Healthy Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes (Vanilla Cupcakes with Jelly Filling and Peanut Butter Frosting)
Ahhh! My first day of school is this Monday!! *bites nails*
And while most girls are probably picking out their outfits and choosing the perfect hairdo, I’m over here thinking about food… peanut butter and jelly to be exact (because what else would be a suitable pairing for breakfast, brunch, lunch and snack on such an
overwrought amazing day?)
Being the dessert addict that I am, Peanut Butter and Jelly cupcakes popped into my head. No, no, no… no PB&J sandwiches for this girl (*points thumb at self*), it’s gotta be in the form of a cupcake. A healthy cupcake too, because the last thing I need on the first day of school is jittery hands from the sugary frosting (that job is already taken by the coffee…). I would much rather pay attention in class rather than fall asleep from a cupcake-induced sugar crash. So make these cupcakes, whether it is for your first day of school, your kid’s first day of school, your first day of work, a birthday, a party, no reason at all… make these cupcakes!
It’s time for a nutrition label showdown!! Here I compare the nutrition facts between the Neely’s PB&J cupcake recipe on the Food Network website and my Peanut Butter and Jelly cupcake recipe. The Neely’s nutrition label is on the left, the DWB label is on the right:
Oh. My. Gosh. Can you believe the difference?!? For just ONE cupcake, would you rather have 560 (unhealthy) calories or 220 (healthy) calories? And would you choose 31g of fat or 8g of fat? Oh, and did you see how much sugar is in the cupcake on the left? 47g… that’s 1/4 cup of sugar in just one cupcake. Maybe I’m alone on this, but that’s just gross… I’m sorry.
If you make this healthified Peanut Butter and Jelly cupcake recipe posted here, you can eat two and a half cupcakes for the same calories as one typical cupcake recipe. WIN! These cupcakes are getting me excited for class. This is strange… but awesome at the same time 🙂