The perfect way to use extra sweet potato: Healthy Sweet Potato Cupcakes with protein! These make a great high protein breakfast or snack.
I have been eating more sweet potato lately, and I was curious to see how it would bake up in a protein cake. Since sweet potato is a dense, wet ingredient, I paired it with whey protein (with vegan protein powder we'd need egg whites to get some rise, and even then it would likely be too dense of a cake). A great combination!
The frosting here is made from raw cashews, similar to my Cashew Whipped Cream. Here I am sweetening it with toffee flavored stevia and adding some ground cinnamon. A great topping to these Healthy Sweet Potato Cupcakes!
I have made these a number of times already, since they are so easy and taste great. Even unfrosted, they are delicious! Give these Healthy Sweet Potato Cupcakes a try!
- 1 cup natural vanilla whey protein powder 90g
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour 14g
- 1 cup cooked sweet potato 150g
- 2 tablespoons filtered water 30ml
- 1 teaspoon baking powder 5ml
- ⅛ teaspoon sea salt 0.6ml
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon 0.6ml
- 1 cup raw cashews 122g, soaked in filtered water for 4 hours or more
- ⅓ cup filtered water 80ml
- ¼ teaspoon toffee stevia 1.2ml
- ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon 0.6ml, or to taste
- Preheat oven to 325F (163C).
- Blend all cake ingredients until smooth.
- Pour into 6 small silicone muffin cups.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until firm and a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over-bake!
- Meanwhile rinse and drain cashews.
- Blend cashews with remaining frosting ingredients until smooth.
- Place frosting in the freezer to cool a bit while your cupcakes finish baking.
- Remove cupcakes from oven, and let cool.
- Frost, and enjoy!
- Store in the refrigerator.
For an unfrosted cupcake, the macros are: Prot: 12g, Carbs: 9g (Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g), Fat: 1g, Cal: 93.
Welcome, Andrea! I'm glad you found us! :)
The one we link to here is a 4.8 lb container, so per pound it's actually a great price.
Hope that clears up the confusion!
I am diabetic and I'm trying to eat right and I'm trying to get all my proteins and stuff in a different way and my daughter she needs to eat gluten free stuff as well
What is thenatural vanilla whey protein powder is so high in price
Hi Andrea! I just made these for Thanksgiving with 3 tablespoons of ww pastry, and they are sooo good! Thanks so much for the help! :)
Thanks for writing in! Yes, you can make the substitution but you'd probably need 4 tablespoons oat flour or 3 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour. The coconut flour is a bit more drying than those. Let me know how it goes!
Hi Andrea! First I have to say how much I LOVE this blog!!!! I was wondering if for this recipe I could sub oat flour or ww pastry flour for the coconut flour? Thanks!