Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Pierson's Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes!

Since my younger son turns two this week, I decided that I needed to develop a Paleo cupcake recipe so that we could celebrate his birthday like the average family. These cupcakes came out so delicious. Light, airy, lightly sweet, nice and vanilla. I sweetened mine with agave nectar, since my allergies do not appreciate honey. But feel free to sub the honey for the agave. I am sure it will make a tasty treat. You could make these then top them with a berry compote (berries blended together) or you can make the chocolate ganache that I am making.

Pierson's Paleo Vanilla Cupcakes

1/2 cup coconut flour
pinch of sea salt
6 eggs
1/2 cup agave
1/2 cup almond oil (or other mild flavored nut oil)
1 whole vanilla bean (scrape the seeds out of the pod), or tablespoon vanilla extract
4 egg whites, beaten to stiff peaks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease (or use cupcake papers) muffin tin using coconut oil. Mix together salt and flour in large bowl. In small bowl, mix eggs, agave, oil and vanilla seeds. Pour wet mixture, into dry. Stir until fully combined. Fold in beaten egg whites. Fill each muffin cup until 3/4 full. Bake in oven 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and tooth pick inserted into the middle comes out clean. Remove cupcakes from tin and cool on rack.

Chocolate ganache

1 can coconut milk (not lite)
16 oz 85% dark chocolate, coarsely chopped

Put chocolate in large bowl. Heat coconut milk over medium heat in sauce pan. When milk starts to bubble, pour over chocolate. Allow to sit for 5 minutes. Stir to combine. Taste, if too bitter you can add agave or honey to sweeten. Cool to desired consistency, or for a nice smooth top, pour over the top of the cupcakes before mixture thickens.


  1. Bo will love these! Thanks!

    BTW- I make my own vanilla extract to save money. It's super easy. You just buy the cheapest bottle of vodka you can find (the Class 6 has some that are only about $8) and then you add several (4-6) vanilla beans that have been split down the middle. Let it sit like that in a dark place for about month and you've got a fifth of vanilla. Not sure if nasty vodka is paleo, but...

  2. That is a great idea. Vanilla is so pricey! I did vanilla beans in these to keep them really strict paleo, but I think extract would be much cheaper and easier. I will have to make a bottle of my own extract. I go through a lot of it. Thanks for the tip! :)

    And the cupcakes are YUMMY! My boys loved them, as did all of the kids (and moms) at the birthday party.

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