Ok please tell me I’m not the only one SWAMPED in the list of “Things to do Before Christmas”. As you can tell, I’ve pretty much been MIA on this site. And to be honest, MIA in the kitchen as well. It’s this time of the year that I’m really grateful my bf can pick up the slack around the house. He’s so amazing. It’s been way too often that I come home, hangry at the world, and he cooks me dinner and straightens up the house as I lay on the couch dizzy with crap that I still “need to do.”
So besides procrastination and being the worst girlfriend ever, I have been keeping busy doing some really awesome guest posts. The first one being my Hot Cocoa Mason Jar Cakes on PaleOMG and the second one being my Paleo Gingerbread Cupcakes on Paleo Parents. How did I get so lucky?! Yeesh.
Oh and guess what?! I forgot to tell you that I collaborated with some of the top Paleo chefs to create The Fat-Burning Chef Cookbook! It’s on sale until the 24th, so check it out here. I’m thinking something along the lines of “Perfect stocking stuffer for a New Year, New You theme.”
So anyway, about these cupcakes.
First off, they don’t even have to be cupcakes at all. If you’re too lazy to whip up the cinnamon meringue frosting (hey, it’s the holidays- I get it) then this gingerbread batter makes perfect muffins. Trust me. Second, they are made with molasses as the main sweetener. Molasses is a great Paleo sweetener that actually packs tons of nutrients. I think it also adds a great texture to the gingerbread. You can check out your local health food store or buy it on Amazon. Third, I added crystallized ginger because I’m kind of addicted to it at the moment. Don’t judge me. You can obviously leave it out or make your own refined sugar-free candied ginger. NBD.
To view my recipe for Paleo Gingerbread Cupcakes go to PaleoParents.com!