HEALTHY Chocolate or Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe

Chocolate or Vanilla Cupcakes Recipe
Written by The Protein Chef

Chocolate or vanilla? The choice is yours with this Chocolate or Vanilla Healthy Cupcakes recipe made using some delicious protein powder!

Here is the recipe for the cupcakes:

  • 1 Cup (80g) Rolled Oats
  • 1/2 Cup (56g) Almond Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 4 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Cup (244g) Unsweetened Apple Sauce
  • 2 Scoops (78g) LeanPro 100% Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons (44g) Brown Rice Syrup (or Honey)
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/4 Cup (2 Ounces) Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk (or Regular Milk/Other Milk Substitute)
  • 2 Tablespoons (10g) Cocoa Powder (Optional)

Here is the recipe for the frosting:

  • 5.3 Ounces (150g) Fat Free Vanilla Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Scoop (39g) LeanPro 100% Whey Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Calories in the WHOLE recipe without the frosting:

  • Calories: 1333
  • Fat: 37
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Sodium: 821mg
  • Carbs: 135g
  • Fiber: 18g
  • Sugar: 49g
  • Protein: 115g

Calories in each cupcake without the frosting (if you make 14):

  • Calories: 95
  • Fat: 2.6g
  • Saturated Fat: .2g
  • Sodium: 58.6mg
  • Carbs: 9.6g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Protein: 8.2g

How to make:

  1. Add all of your cupcake ingredients into either a food processor or blender
  2. Process or blend everything together
  3. Take out a cupcake pan or silicone cups and pour your mix in
  4. Bake on 350F/176C for 20-25 minutes
  5. Combine and mix together all of your frosting ingredients
  6. Frost your cupcakes once they cool


  • Make them chocolate by adding in 2-4 tablespoons of cocoa powder!
  • Top or add into the mix whatever you want!
  • Make whatever kind of frosting you want and factor the calories after!

About the author

The Protein Chef

Derek Howes is a personal trainer and chef with over a decade of experience in the gym and kitchen. Derek, who is also known as The Protein Chef on his blog and YouTube channel shows his viewers every week that food doesn’t need to be boring or repetitive, it’s all about balance, moderation, and having the knowledge to change things up. His recipes which have been featured in the news, magazines, and on TV are cheap, quick, AND delicious! His motto in life is “everything in moderation” and is without question the most important habit he follows.


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