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Healthy Cupcake Recipe

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by Lilian Finch (subscribe)
I live in a beautiful part of the world and love to share parts of it with my readers. sanddancersjervisbay.blogspot.com/
Published November 11th 2012
What's hiding in your cupcakes?
Four questions you want answers to;

How to encourage a fussy eater?
How to encourage children to eat vegetables?
How to get children to eat a variety of foods and avoid mealtime battles?
How to avoid school lunch blues?


Yummy cup cakes, what are you hiding?


This recipe answers all your questions!

Children will never guess what's inside these yummy cup cakes - but if you choose to tell, they'll probably eat them anyway, because they look and taste so good.

These treats are also great for a mid morning snack or for those watching their waistline, they are filled with a cup and half of green vegetables, have lots of fibre and no saturated fat and it doesn't hurt the recipe to reduce the sugar content.

Broccoli and zucchini are very low calorie vegetables. Broccoli is often used during weight reduction and cholesterol control programs, so don't feel guilt if you can't stop at one.



Children love to help prepare these cakes, the easy "put it in a bowl and stir" recipe is fail safe.

Preparation and cooking time: 24-30 minutes

Makes 18 cup cakes, which will keep in the fridge up to 4 days but can be frozen for 6 months.

Ingredients
2 eggs
3/4 cup oil
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup Broccoli, finely grated (finely chop the tops)
1/2 cup zucchini, finely grated
1/2 cup each of white and wholemeal self-raising flour
3 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon low fat milk

Method
Preheat the oven to 190 degree C. Line 18 patty pans with paper cases.
Whisk eggs, oil and sugar together in a large bowl.
Add vegetables, flours, cocoa, baking powder and milk, mix well.
Spoon into prepared tins, bake for 15-20 mins, or until springy to a gently touch.
Place on a wire rack to cool.



Your cupcakes will be chocolate brown with a soft texture, guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser.

I know whats hiding in here!


Broccoli contains "goitrogens", which may cause swelling of thyroid gland and therefore, should be avoided by people who have a known thyroid dysfunction.
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Your Comment
What sort of oil do you use? Vegetable, sunflower, olive? My 2 year old loves fruit but getting him to eat veg is a struggle so I'm going to try this. Lovely article
by cwinl (score: 1|36) 2160 days ago
Thanks Lilian for this recipe, will be trying it out on the grandchildren ,also the info about Broccolias I love it and also have a thyroid problem ( so some thing else I cant eat anymore )
by ivyau (score: 0|6) 2168 days ago
Sounds yummy and easy to, going to make these for next weeks lunch box
by Where I Holiday (score: 2|338) 2166 days ago
You cant go wrong with them Jan, my grandchildren make them with just a little bit of supervision, but good luck anyway, hope they turn out good!
by Lilian Finch (score: 2|340) 2165 days ago
That's clever! I'm definitely going to try making some.
by Jennifer Muirhead (score: 3|1053) 2161 days ago
Broccoli stems can be very stringy - do you peel those first? Or use sharper grater?
Or do you steam first then process Broccoli and Zucchini?
Oil: rice bran, canola, veg, olive, olive ex virg ?
by fluffynut (score: 2|859) 148 days ago
Thanks Lilian for this recipe, will be trying it out on the grandchildren ,also the info about Broccolias I love it and also have a thyroid problem ( so some thing else I cant eat anymore )
by ivyau (score: 0|6) 2168 days ago
Brilliant recipe! I am definitely going to try this one, thank you.
by Sally-Jane (score: 1|44) 2160 days ago
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