We’re talking of course about baked treats that are made with wholesome ingredients (hello, whole grains, fruit, and nuts!), low in sugar, and high in satiating nutrients like protein and fiber. The kind of things you’d typically find in a smoothie or a bowl of oatmeal, you know? (Dieting stinks. But what if you could boost your metabolism and banish cravings without going on any crazy detoxes or drinking weight-loss shakes all day? Here’s how you can do it with The Fat Cell Solution.)
You’d be justified in thinking that cupcakes packing that kind of nutritional punch are hard—no, impossible to find. But happily, you’d be wrong. Wholesome, satisfying breakfast cupcakes do exist. And they’re seriously scrumptious. Here, 5 to try.
Breakfast Oatmeal Cupcakes to Go
There’s a lot to love about Chocolate Covered Katie‘shearty cupcakes. For starters, they’re 100% whole grain, and they get their sweetness from mashed bananas and a pinch of stevia. (Try these tasty recipes you can make with overripe bananas.) Plus, they’re loaded with chocolate chips—and you can easily customize them by folding in your favorite dried fruits or nuts. The only problem? You may have a hard time stopping at just one.
German Chocolate Protein Cupcakes
It’s not often that you find German chocolate anything that’s appropriate for breakfast. But these high-protein, gluten-free cupcakes from Protein Cakery really are. They’re made with chocolate protein powder and high-fiber coconut flour, and are sweetened with applesauce. And the frosting? It’s protein powder, gooey dates, shredded coconut, and chopped pecans. You’ll probably want to have one for dessert, too. (Or try one of these 7 genius dessert recipes that use bananas instead of added sugar or flour.)
Spiced Carrot Cake Protein Cupcakes
You won’t need an excuse to devour No Excuses Nutrition‘s delectable cupcakes. Vanilla protein powder, almond and coconut flours, carrot, unsweetened applesauce, egg whites, and loads of warming spices form the cupcake base. And the frosting? Nope, you won’t find any butter or sugar here. It’s just fat-free cream cheese, Greek yogurt, and stevia.
Healthy Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
You’ll get plenty of protein and fiber from these sweet treats from Desserts with Benefits, thanks to the whole-wheat pastry flour, whey protein, and nonfat Greek yogurt. Oh, and a healthy dose of fruit, since this recipe packs 1 ½ cups of fresh pureed strawberries. Yum, yum, yum. (Always follow these 5 rules for buying a legitimately healthy protein powder.)
High Protein Double Chocolate Muffins
At first glance, you’re probably wondering where the heck the frosting is. Folks, it’s on the inside. Foodie Fiasco places a square of dark chocolate in the center of these high-protein treats before popping them in the oven. So when you bite into the finished product, you find a rich, gooey center.