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Disney's Frozen Inspired Sugar-Free, Low-Carb Cupcakes for Baby's 1st Holiday or Birthday!
If there’s one time that I let things slide with our diet, it’s the holidays. We definitely consume more treats and cookies as a breakfast side are a common occurrence. However.
When my little ones were babies, I just wasn’t into giving them heavily food-coloured and sugar-laden treats, even though I really wanted to let them enjoy something delicious and yummy along with the rest of us. It was around that time that I got into low-carb and sugar-free baking. Aside from the health reasons of not wanting to load up my kids of sugars and white flours, I’m also not a fan of hanging out with toddlers hopped up on sugar!
This week in particular brings the beginning of our Christmas break from school and we’ll be taking Wyndham and Abby to see Disney’s Frozen! I made these cupcakes as a precursor to the big day and they were a hit!
Low-Carb & (Refined) Sugar-Free!
Babies want holiday treats too! Click through for this tasty, nutritious recipe…
Ingredients: Yields 1 dozen cupcakes
2 cups spelt flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup creamed coconut
4 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cups almond milk
3 tbsp rice malt syrup
3 tbsp coconut sugar
2 tbsp vanilla
1/4 tbsp butter
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 cup of cashew cream
3/4 cup coconut sugar powder
1/4 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 F and line your cupcake tray.
Next, whisk together your dry ingredients and set aside.
Using a stand (or hand) mixer, cream together the coconut and butter.
Add the rest of the wet ingredients to your creamed butter and coconut and then slowly add in your dry ingredients, mixing at a medium speed. Pour the batter into your lined cupcake tray. The batter should be thick and runny. Bake at 350 F for 11-15 minutes, depending on the heat of your oven.
Remove your golden cupcakes from the oven when they are done and set aside. Leave in the pan for at least 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
Meanwhile, get busy with making your icing. I typically have a jar of cashew cream on hand, if this is your first time, you’ll want to make this ahead of time.
STEP FOUR (Icing)
To make powdered coconut sugar simply buzz raw coconut sugar in a coffee grinder a few times and voila! You have amazing, refine sugar-free ‘icing’ (powdered), sugar!
Next, using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, cream together the butter and the cream cheese.
When fully combined and creamed add in the cashew cream, mix on medium and slowly add in the powdered coconut sugar, vanilla and a pinch of salt.
Whip on high until stiff and peaked out!
STEP FIVE - The Making of the Snowman
What You’ll Need:
Black liquorice sliced into thin, 1.5 inch lines (hair), dried apricots cut into little wedges (nose), snipped raisins (buttons and eyes), pretzel sticks (arms).
Using a piping bag with a scalloped metal (or plastic) insert, ice cupcakes making large poufs, much like a snowman!
Use the toppings as listed above to make your snowmen as shown. So easy!
Present & Serve
These would be wonderful for a holiday themed party, baby shower or baby’s 1st birthday! We made these this week in anticipation of going to see Frozen on the very first day of our Christmas break!
As you can see here, no love lost without the sugar!