Maple Pumpkin Pecan CakesPosted: November 15, 2009
Who doesn’t love a cupcake? Who doesn’t love a cupcake that has been made healthy without sacrificing flavor?
This is what I came up with!
2/3 cup sugar
1 cup all purpose flour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
2/3 cup Oikos Greek Yogurt
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
1 tbs pumpkin butter
1 tbs pumpkin puree
1 tbs maple syrup
pecan pieces to sprinkle
Directions: Heat over to 350 and either line or place liners in a 12 cupcake pan (can also fit an 8in cake pan). In a small bowl whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. With an electric mixer beat the butter, apple sauce and sugar until fluffy. Beat in the egg, Oikos yogurt and vanilla. Gradually add in the flour mixture until combined.
Pour batter equally between the cups and bake for 20-22min or until an inserted toothpick is dry.
I brought these to a house warming party and they were greatly enjoyed. Not overly sweet with a unique moist cake texture.
If you would also like to enter this contest you can do one of three things:
- Share a brief story about why you need to relax and say “Ohm”
- Share a recipe you create or tip using Oikos yogurt – anything from a dip to a baked good
- Post a photo of you doing yoga in a toga (Oikos is Greek after all)
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