Grain-free Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

 

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

The one thing I love about cooking is how flexible it is.  I can’t count on my fingers and toes the number of times I have started a recipe thinking it would be something and once it’s done, realize I had instead created a different creature.  Cooking is about going with the flow.  Knowing your ingredients and realizing that as long as you follow certain rules, it will turn out all right in the end.

I thought that this was going to be a thin mint cookie recipe and it transformed into a light and fluffy cupcake recipe that satisfied my need for dark chocolate and peppermint.

 

Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

 

 

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Dark Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes
 
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Recipe type: Paleo Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Cupcake
  • 2 cups of Pecans
  • ½ cup of dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp of cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp of baking soda
  • ½ tsp of baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tsp of peppermint flavoring
  • 2 tbsp of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp of palm shortening
Chocolate Peppermint Frosting
Instructions
  1. Combine the pecans, dark chocolate chips, cocoa powder, baking soda and baking powder in a food processor/blender and grind until you have a flour.
  2. In a medium bowl add the peppermint oil, maple syrup and eggs and mix well.
  3. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and blend thoroughly.
  4. Pour the batter into 12 cupcake tins and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
  5. To make the frosting combine the chocolate chips, palm shortening and peppermint oil in a pan over low heat. Cook until the chocolate chips are melted and then set on your counter to cool.
  6. Frost the cupcakes with the frosting and enjoy!

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Comments

  1. says

    That looks fabulous! I think I will soon be going on a grain free diet for a while, so I will be sure to come back to your site to try your recipes.

  2. Rhonda says

    Those look great! My daughter is allergic to all nuts except almonds. Do you think this would work with almonds?

  3. Allie says

    OMG! These look so delicious!!
    I just started eating paleo and am a huge baker, so I am SO SO SO glad I came upon your site! Its amazing! All your recipes look so delicious! I can’t wait to get baking again! :)
    Thank you!

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