Heart Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes

16 Jun

My husband loves his mother’s carrot cake. It is to die for! Unfortunately, it is not heart health friendly. I tweaked  her delicious recipe to make it lighter for special Fathers’ day treat. I think my mother in-law will approve this version of her recipe since she is eating healthier as well.

Mix together:

  • 1 1/2  cups grated carrots
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened apple sauce
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 cup chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Sift together:

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • dash of salt
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon

Mix all of the ingredients together until well blended. Pour into prepared muffin cups. Bake 20 minutes in 350 degree oven . Cool completely.

Icing:

  • 8 oz container of fat free cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 box of powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Slowly beat all of ingredients together. Place in the fridge and cool. Ice the cooled cupcakes with the icing. Decorate as you wish.

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2 Responses to “Heart Healthy Carrot Cake Cupcakes”

  1. classwithbrandon June 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm #

    If I need to cut out the almonds (nut allergy), do I need to replace them with anything? Thanks in advance for replying.

    • fitfinnrecipes June 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm #

      I would add just little bit more carrots to add more crunch. I hope you will enjoy this.

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