Vanilla-Coconut Protein Cupcakes

11 February 2015

Do you love coconut as much as I do? Well if you do, this is the perfect recipe for you! High in protein and packed with healthy fats and oils, this delightful healthy treat can be enjoyed for breakfast or as a nutritious snack...and is sure to satisfy any craving!

Makes approximately 12 cupcakes


2 cups almond flour

3 bananas - thoroughly mashed

½ cup milk of choice

1 scoop vegan protein powder

1 large free range egg

1 tsp baking powder

1 tbsp. xylitol/ stevia

1 tbsp. tahini

1 tbsp. macadamia nut butter

2 tsp. vanilla extract

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tbsp. cacao nibs

2 tbsp. almond flakes

½ cup desiccated coconut – to sprinkle over batter


Preheat oven to 180⁰C

Step 1:

Combine all ingredients into large mixing bowl and blend with egg beater for 2 minutes until mixture is fluffy and light

Step 2:

Place batter into paper or silicon cupcake holders (I use reusable silicon cupcake holders as these are non-stick)

Fill each cupcake holder ¾ way full

Sprinkle top of each with desiccated coconut

Step 3:

Place coconut-sprinkled cupcakes into oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes.

Prick with fork to see if cooked

Once cooked through, remove from heat and allow to cool

Serving Suggestion

Top with coconut cashew cream (see recipe HERE)


Yours in Health Always,



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