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Chocolate Agave Cupcake Recipe

Ellery claimed these were the best things I have ever made. I don't think I would go that far but they were yummy!

Chocolate Agave Cupcakes

3/4 c apple sauce
1/2 c olive oil
1 c agave nectar or alternative sweetener of your choice
4 T ground golden flax
3 t pure vanilla extract
2 c whole grain flour
1 t baking soda
1 t baking powder
1/2 t real salt
2/3 c baking cocoa

Combine wet ingredients. Add dry. Stir as little as possible. Pour into baking cups, or if you want to make cookies, refrigerate dough until firm. Then roll out cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes.

To make the apples monster mouths use slivered almonds and fruit leather.


traske.melissa said...

what a great mom you are and so full of fun festive ideas!!

Erin said...

So I was wondering if you wouldn't mind updating us on how your non-dairy diet is going. Some people say they feel awesome without dairy. Some people say it rids them of asthma and mucus. Other people say they feel low muscle mass.

Jo Lynn said...

I went to a Halloween party last night and they had those same apple mouths! Cute cute!

Brittney said...

So clever! You're so creative. And I love the graveyard as well! It all looks yummy!

Me said...

These are fantastic, what a great and healthy idea! I have linked them in our 25 Sugar Free Cupcake feature on http://partycupcakeideas.com/25-fabulous-autumn-fall-cupcakes/

mrschatter said...

These are great!! I just made them and my 2 year old is psyched. Thank you for posting!