Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Cupcakes for breakfast {or dessert}

Being a celiac you learn to live without certain things.  I could be perfectly satisfied with a cheesecake-only regime, but my most wheat sensitive bain, mexicanjumpingbain, doesn't like cheesecake.  So, I constantly scour the internet for innovative gluten-free recipes.  I toil over batches of brownies, cakes and cookies adapting and using flours ranging from garbanzo bean to white rice.  I share the recipes that turn out; the ones that don't make it past the taste test get recycled to our farm pigs.

Shortly before mexicanjumpingbain's birthday, I found an intriguing recipe over at the Spunky Coconut.  Being the kind of person who will try anything once, making cake from white beans seemed a perfect fit for a birthday.  I didn't get a chance to make the cake for his birthday, so decided to take Tuesday up a notch and make them tonight.  You know I changed a few things around to accomodate what I had on hand and made my own frosting.

::Breakfast Cupcakes::
Makes 1 dozen
Preheat oven to 325

In the bowl of your food processor add:

2 cups cooked and cooled white beans
6 eggs
3/4 t. stevia
1/3 c sugar or xylitol
1/2 t sea salt
1 t Vanilla bean powder (I found mine at TJmaxx)
1 1/2 t vanilla extract

Puree well then add:
1/4 cup melted coconut oil (I'm sure butter would work fine)
1/3 cup coconut flour
1 t baking soda
1 1/2 t baking powder
Keep blending until it has a cake batter consistency. 
Bake about 20 minutes in greased muffin pan.  
I used melted chocolate chips and heavy cream for a simple ganache frosting. The baintrain went dance-party crazy when I said we could have them for breakfast too!

Perfect and gluten free are not usually side by side words in most sentences.  These cupcakes are the exception to that drool rule. So good, I almost at the entire batch - as batter. 

They smell astoundingly good, taste like regular cake and have the most amazing texture I've ever experienced in any gluten free treat! I cannot wait to adapt this recipe: carrot cake, chocolate cake, orange marmalade cake....the best part is that with such low sugar and high protein, I can just make my adaptation into cupcakes and be a breakfast hero!

Worth getting out of your cooking comfort zone and trying for a magnificent surprise!

Jen, Rachel, Kristin, Laura, Maggie, and Kelly,


Lisa said...

Looks yummy! So many possibilities! Can't wait to whip some up :)

The Nourishing Homemaker

a moderate life said...

Hi Liberty! I wanted to stop over and say hi after you came for a visit to a moderate life! What a happy place you have. I have to tell you when i was a child we had a toy store in town, a real one, run by a family called Toy Town, and toy town's wrapping paper, which got put on EVERY toy bought in the store for a present free of charge looked exactly like your background wallpaper, except with a white background. When you got a present with that paper you knew it was going to be a special present because their toys were the best! But I digress! LOL--i am now following your lovely happy blog and these cupcakes look totally yum! I am in the middle of a gluten free test to determine if it is the gluten causing my heartburn and it looks like it might just be that, so I am bookmarking this recipe to try really soon! You should also stop over and link up to the hearth and soul hop next tuesday! All the best, Alex

L.L. Barkat said...

Breakfast cupcakes. What a totally fun idea.

I liked your comment at LNY. When my kids were little, I did play referee, because I wanted them to understand there are limits and ways.

But at 11 and 13, they know it in their hearts and it's time to start acting from their own center. I still provide support of course and sometimes I step in. But it's a dance these days, so much a dance. How to lead without stepping on their toes...

Amy said...

Cupcakes for breakfast? Sign me up any day! Don't people say breakfast is the most important meal of the day? WE better eat more cupcakes! LOL

Wanda Metcalf said...

I am also a Celiac and understand not always finding great foods to eat. These cupcakes look good and I am going to try them. Check out my page, every Friday I post recipes that are GF. You said you like cheese cake and I do have a recipe for cheesecake balls on my blog!

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