Gluten Free Spiced Cupcakes

Gluten Free Mini Spiced Cupcakes

With my son’s first birthday extravaganza on March 17th, I was faced with the dilemma of whether to give him a traditional cake loaded with sugar sugar and more sugar.  After a few experimental baking trials, I’ve finally came up with a somewhat healthy alternative and approved by me, the whole foods strict nourishing food mommy.  This recipe DOES include eggs and honey.  Honey (if you’re not comfortable giving it to your one year old) can be substituted for maple syrup.  If you have not introduced your child to eggs it may cause an allergic reaction.  Considering that my son has been eating eggs (and LOVES them) I had no qualms about adding some eggs from our wonderful chickens to the cupcake recipe.

For more kid friendly cake ideas, check out: http://homemade-baby-food-recipes.com/healthy-first-birthday-cake-recipes-sugar-free/

The frosting of course was the not-so-healthy part but it can be omitted or swapped out with a few options I’ve listed below for you. I used a pumpkin buttercream in the recipe.  Feel free to pick a frosting that works for you!  Enjoy!

Topping ideas: https://elanaspantry.com/category/toppings/

 

 

Gluten Free Mini Spiced Cupcakes
Servings
24 mini cupcakes
Servings
24 mini cupcakes
Gluten Free Mini Spiced Cupcakes
Servings
24 mini cupcakes
Servings
24 mini cupcakes
Ingredients
Servings: mini cupcakes
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line mini-muffin tin with 24 liners (or 12 liners in a larger muffin tin)
  2. Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs with wet ingredients.
  3. Add your dry mixture to your wet and mix well until combined and smooth.
  4. Evenly pour your mixture into each of the liners and bake for 15 minutes or until until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool for 15-30 minutes and top with your favorite frosting.
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