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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes

September 18, 2013
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It was so difficult to pick which recipe I would share first on this new blog.  I have been playing in the kitchen and testing things out for weeks now, working up the courage to bite the bullet and just start posting!  I’m really looking forward to sharing my journey,my food, my photographs, and my thoughts with you!  I knew the first recipe had to be a good one, so this is what I chose for this special day!

I knew I couldn’t go wrong with a chocolate oat cupcake and cookie chip dough right?

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Crap, these look so good… I wish I had more right now!  I’m literally drooling right now…

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Need I say more?  Oh wait, yes…. I must.

These are totally healthy for you.  Yeah, they don’t look like it, but they are.  Won’t feel too guilty about eating these guys.

I will split up the recipes (base & topping) in case you want to do the cupcakes on their own, maybe as breakfast muffins?  That would be divine actually, maybe even with a big scoop of peanut butter on top… mmm.  And the cookie dough part?  Well, that can literally just be eaten on it’s own, anytime of day, all day.  I would 100% graze on that.  A spoonful here, a spoonful there.  Yup, all day.  You should probably make 2 batches of the cookie dough now that I think about it.

Did I mention I’m drooling?

And before you go looking at the cookie dough ingredients and get crazy on me, I know the main one might scare ya away.  Believe me, it scared me too BUT I promise, when combine with the other ingredients, you won’t even know what’s in it (well, obviously you will know what’s in it, but it’s so good it won’t matter)!  Coming from someone who HATES this ingredient with a passion, I was hesitant too.  Give it a try, it will be worth it!

OK OK, recipes.

Here you go:


Chocolate Oat Muffins

Serves 18
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 25 minutes
Meal type Breakfast, Dessert, Snack


  • 1 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (I use Trutein)
  • 3/4 cups cacao powder (I use HERSHEY'S dark cacao)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 Large whole egg
  • 2 tablespoons egg whites
  • 3/4 cups 0% Non Fat Greek Yogurt or Coconut Milk Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1 tablespoon coffee concentrate or brewed espresso
  • 40 drops chocolate stevia
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk


Step 1
Preheat oven to 350° F and use non stick spray on 2 cupcake pans (will make 18 cupcakes).
Step 2
Place rolled oats in a food processor and grind until it resembles a course meal. Depending on your oats, it will still have some texture which is perfectly fine.
Step 3
Add in remaining dry ingredients and pulse a few times. Add all other ingredients and pulse until well combined.
Step 4
Divide batter into cupcake pans (1/4 cup per cupcake).
Step 5
Bake for 15-18 minutes until toothpick comes out clean and tops of muffins slightly bounce back to the touch.
Step 6
While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the cookie dough and then top with heaping 1 tablespoon of the mixture.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per cupcake/muffin): calories -67, protein- 4 g, carbs- 12 g, fat- 1 g

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Serves 18 tbsp
Prep time 15 minutes
Meal type Dessert, Snack


  • 1 can garbanzo beans (no salt added)
  • 1/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons coconut sugar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 20-30 drops vanilla cream stevia
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup dark cacao chips


Step 1
Rinse garbanzo beans under cold water, pat dry, and remove skins.
Step 2
Place all ingredients (except chocolate chips) into a food processor. Pulse until combined and smooth. Taste mixture and adjust sweetness with more honey, stevia, or coconut sugar.
Step 3
Place mixture in a bowl and stir in chocolate chips.


NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION (per tbsp): calories- 57, protein- 1.8 g, carbs- 7.2, fat- 2.7

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    September 18, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    These look amazing! And garbanzo beans.. No way! So curious to make these now. Where could I find coconut sugar and flour as well as the flavored stevia, btw?

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    Rezika Zurch
    September 19, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Have I told you lately that I love you? I am going to bake these and see if I can get the kiddos to fall in love with them. I love how you have tried these and converted them all to healthy ingredients. I’m in love with you 😉

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    October 15, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    this is a great healthy recipe. I want to try it!

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    January 25, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I was happy to discover these are almost paleo and gluten free (if use gluten free oats!). You would totally attract more followers if you labeled recipes as such (grain free, wheat free, egg free, dairy free, etc..). Totally inspired by your blog and look forward to your posts! I am going to try these but without Stevia or protein powder, fingers crossed they turn out as good as yours!

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      January 25, 2014 at 10:48 pm

      Thank you do much for your comment! I would love to label my recipes, but am not familiar enough with the ins and out of certain diets. I will definitely try from now on though to label things better!

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