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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day!

Chock full with healthy ingredients, why not make these Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes instead of buying the sugary candy or box of chocolates for your Valentine.

They are so easy to make and I tend to make these cupcakes all year round not just on Valentines Day.

Looking for other healthy chocolate recipes that are free of gluten, dairy and eggs? Check out my cookbook, Finally… Food I Can Eat! or Finally… Paleo Food I Can Eat!

If you want your kids to get more vegetables into them you might like to make my Chocolate Zucchini Muffin Recipe.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flourvalentine-cupcake_1302

  • 1 cup frozen cherries

  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder  (or carob powder if you can’t have cocoa)

  • 1 tsp baking powder

  • ½ tsp baking soda

  • ½ tsp vanilla powder

  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil

  • ¼ cup honey

  • 2 tbsp chia gel ( 2 tbsp chia with ½ cup water)

  

Directions

  1. To make chia gel, mix chia seed with water in a glass dish and put in the fridge for at least an hour so to congeal
  2. Mix almond flour, cocoa, baking powder, soda, vanilla together in a bowl.
  3. In a blender mix cherries, melted coconut oil and honey.
  4. Pour into your dry mixture and mix well
  5. Add in chia gel
  6. Spoon into muffin tins
  7. Bake 350F for 25- 30 minutes.

Original Recipe by Shirley Plant

 

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Shirley Plant

About Shirley

I'm Shirley Plant, nutritionist and cookbook author. My passion is helping you figure out which foods fuel your body and which ones deplete it.

Appearances By Shirley

  • CTV News
  • Rogers TV
  • FoodNetwork.ca
  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit
  • Menopause Wellness Summit
  • The Parenting TeleSummit

Appearances By Shirley

  • CTV News
  • Rogers TV
  • FoodNetwork.ca
  • The Eat Real Food Health Summit
  • Menopause Wellness Summit
  • The Parenting TeleSummit

Shirley's Cookbooks

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

Finally... Food I Can Eat!

A dietary guide and cookbook featuring tasty non vegetarian and vegetarian recipes for people with food allergies and intolerances. Recipes free of gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, wheat, nightshades, sugar and yeast.

Finally... Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Finally... Paleo Food I Can Eat!

Paleo recipes for breakfast, lunch, snacks, dinner, and dessert. Recipes free of grains, legumes, dairy, refined sugar, eggs and almonds. Plus, chapters on the mind body connection by Dr. Eva Selhub M.D and healing your body from chronic illness with Dr. Terry Wahls. M.D.

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