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These are kind of like carrot cupcakes, but you know, with parsnips.
And they’re Vegetarian and Paleo (if you do the cheese thing), with only a hint of sweet.
I made these for dessert for a dinner party with friends and they went over amazingly with the non-Paleo crowd, even the little one couldn’t get enough. :)
Primal Parsnip Cupcakes
- 1 tablespoon coconut flour
- 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- 1 cup mixture of raw sunflower seeds, sesame seeds and pepitas
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon fine salt
- 1/3 cup maple syrup, grade B
- 2 organic eggs
- 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups parsnips, shredded
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 4 tablespoons grassfed butter, brought to room temperature
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
Directions Makes 12-14 cupcakes
- Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a medium size bowl combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder and salt.
- In a large bowl whisk together maple syrup, eggs, oil, vanilla and parsnips.
- Combine dry and wet ingredients.
- Line a standard muffin tin with parchment paper liners and pour batter into cups.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Remove from oven and let cool completely.
- In a large bowl, with a mixer, beat the cream cheese, butter and honey until combined.
- Spread the frosting onto cooled cupcakes.
- Serve or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
- Enjoy! :)