Some Bunny Loves You….

Moooooooooom!!!!!!! I want more zucchini!!!!!!!!!!!

That is one phrase you rarely hear come out of a child’s mouth. As adults, we know we must eat our vegetables for optimum health. Our taste buds have even learned to like and, dare I say, love vegetables. The green hue of broccoli no longer sends us into gagging spasms and shudders of horror. Poor, broccoli! It’s going to get a complex!
There are ways to sneak vegetables into meals without your child’s (or husband’s) knowledge. Adding puréed vegetables to muffins and smoothies is a tried and true method. Vegetables can also be used, instead of food coloring, to add color to foods. For example, if making mint chocolate chip ice cream at home, add a bit of puréed spinach. This will turn the ice cream the lovely green color of many store-bought mint ice creams, but will not have any chemicals or a funny spinach taste! 
These delicious treats have no added fat, are gluten-free and dairy-free, and best of all, they are chock full of carrots and zucchini! In fact, if you leave off the frosting, you could eat these for breakfast! Make these cupcakes for some “bunny” you love! I guarantee they will jump for joy!

Bunny Cupcakes

(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free)

Ingredients:

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 cup Applesauce
  • 3/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Blackstrap Molasses (opt.)
  • 1 bag Namaste Gluten-Free Spice Cake Mix
  • 1 cup Carrots, grated
  • 1 cup Zucchini, grated
  • 1/2 cup Walnut pieces
  • 1/2 cup Crushed Pineapple

Frosting Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix eggs, applesauce, water, and molasses (opt.) until smooth.
  3. Add Namaste Gluten-Free Spice Cake Mix and stir until just combined.
  4. Add grated carrots and zucchini, walnuts, and crushed pineapple and stir until combined.
  5. Scoop batter, by 1/4 cups, into lined muffin tins and bake about 25 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  6. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack.

Frosting Directions:

  1. In a large bowl, beat together margarine and Tofutti “Better Than Cream Cheese” until smooth.
  2. Slowly add vanilla extract, lemon juice, and powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  3. Frost cooled cupcakes.
What is your favorite way of adding more vegetables to your diet?
This post is linked to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays.
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4 thoughts on “Some Bunny Loves You….

  1. Love that these are called 'Bunny Cupcakes'. They are full of so much good stuff! I bet very adaptable too…I'd probably have to be weird and add chocolate chips 🙂 Would it be ok to feature this photo/link on my new project, GlutenFreeFeed.com? It's kind of like Tastespotting, but all GF. Thanks! 🙂

  2. I'm with Jenn – Bunny cupcakes is the best name ever!! For me personally the best way to add veggies is just to do it. When I have an egg sandwich in the morning, I just throw on some spinach. In smoothies, I just try to add whatever greens are in the fridge (although don't attempt kale, unless you have some fruit in that smoothie… lol ask me how i know! haha) and like you said, adding pureed veggies is pure genius! Love your blog gal! I don't visit nearly often enough. I will change that!

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