I’m not a big dessert person, but when I do want something sweet, I like to have the healthiest treat I can make so….I like to eat paleo – my favorites being chocolate chip cookies or blueberry muffins. I usually make blueberry muffins for birthday parties and get togethers because I never had a chance to experiment with making vanilla paleo cupcakes.
But for family game night this past weekend I wanted something different everyone could try, vanilla paleo cupcakes. My mom doesn’t eat chocolate so I wanted to make a vanilla paleo friendly cupcake that tasted great! It’s easier to get a paleo recipe to taste great when it has chocolate in it because chocolate almost always makes anything taste good. So, creating a recipe for vanilla paleo cupcakes required many more tries, but so worth it!
I’ve been meaning to share my vanilla paleo cupcake recipe for months now, but have just been so busy I hadn’t a chance to take some good pictures of the cupcakes. When I was making the cupcakes yesterday for a family game night, I thought I would take some pictures since it was a nice sunny day.
Everyone just loved these paleo vanilla cupcakes – even my toughest customers…. my brothers who both don’t eat gluten free! They gobbled up two each!!
This is my favorite recipe for paleo cupcakes because they are healthy and taste so delicious! The cupcakes are made with only coconut flour, so they are completely gluten-free. They are also paleo and dairy-free.
They are moist, soft, and have a texture similar to regular cupcakes without tasting eggy.
Baking with Coconut Flour:
For this paleo cupcakes recipe, the only type of flour you‘ll be using is coconut flour. Coconut flour is a healthy flour to use. Coconut flour is high in fiber, protein and healthy fats. It is also low in sugar and carbohydrates, so it won’t cause your blood sugar to spike. So even though cupcakes are a sweet treat, this is pretty much the healthiest version of a cupcake, yet tastes just as good as a regular cupcake (at least I think so).
Coconut Flour Paleo Cupcakes Recipe
½ cup Coconut Flour
1/2 cup Raw Honey
1/3 cup Coconut Oil (measure when melted)
2 tablespoons Milk (regular milk or coconut milk or water would work too)
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract (optional)
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
¼ teaspoon Sea Salt
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and stir well until thoroughly mixed.
2. Use a spoon to scoop batter into muffin cups. I use these non-toxic baking cups for my cupcakes.
3. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown.
For these vanilla paleo cupcakes, I always just use coconut butter as a frosting. It tastes like frosting and is super healthy! Here are some of my other recipes for paleo frosting I use, for both chocolate and pink frosting.