Valentine Brownie Protein Cupcakes

12 Cupcakes110 cals

Cupid’s favorite healthy dessert recipe is finally here, Valentine Brownie Protein Cupcakes! This easy cupcake recipe is high in protein, low in sugar, and guaranteed to impress anyone on Valentine’s Day!

For this recipe you’ll need 2 large mixing bowls for your cupcake ingredients, a smaller bowl for your frosting, and some heart shaped silicone cups like these.

In your first large mixing bowl for your dry ingredients add 1/2 cup of rolled oats turned into oat flour, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, 1/4 cup of your choice sweetener, 4 tablespoons of coconut flour, 3 scoops of a chocolate protein powder, 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda.

Make your homemade oat flour by blending or processing your rolled oats until they look like flour.

Lightly mix all of your dry ingredients together.

Add into your other large mixing bowl for your wet ingredients 1 medium ripe avocado, 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract, 1 tablespoon of honey, 2 large whole eggs, 2 large egg whites, and 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce.

Mix all of your wet ingredients together, I like using a hand mixer to do this.

Cupcakes Mix

Slowly mix your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients until your valentine brownie protein cupcakes mix is smooth.

Add into your mix either 1 tablespoon of regular sugar free chocolate chips or 1 tablespoon of melted sugar free chocolate chips. My preference? Melted!

Take out your heart shaped silicone cups and evenly distribute your mix into them. I made 12 valentine brownie protein cupcakes today.

Put those into the oven on 350F/176C for around 18-22 minutes depending on the size of your cupcakes. You can check if your cupcakes are done by inserting a toothpick into the center of one of them and if it comes out clean, they’re done.

Remove your cupcakes from the oven, let them cool, and get ready to frost them!

Protein Frosting

Add into your last bowl 2 ounces of fat free cream cheese, 1 tablespoon of your choice sweetener, 1/2 container of a vanilla Greek yogurt, and 1/2 scoop of a vanilla protein powder.

Pro tip? Let your cream cheese soften up a bit before you add it in and it’ll mix easier.

Mix all of those ingredients together until you have your desired protein frosting consistency.

If you want your frosting to have some color you can also optionally mix in a couple drops of some red food coloring. The more food coloring you use, the darker red your frosting will be.

If you don’t like the protein frosting recipe above, try one of our other Protein Frosting Recipes here!

Valentine Brownie Protein Cupcakes Recipe

Valentine Brownie Protein Cupcakes

Cupid's favorite dessert, Valentine Brownie Protein Cupcakes! This healthy cupcake recipe is low in sugar and perfect for Valentine's Day!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie cupcakes, protein, protein cupcakes, valentine’s day
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 110kcal
Cost: $4.25
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownie cupcakes, protein, protein cupcakes, valentine’s day
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 22 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Servings: 12 Cupcakes
Calories: 110kcal
Cost: $4.25

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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Tablespoons Coconut Flour - 28g
  • ½ Cup Rolled Oats - 40g
  • 3 Scoops Protein Powder - 90g Chocolate
  • ¼ Cup Sweetener
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder - 10g
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce - 61g
  • 1 Medium Avocado
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey - 21g
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 2 Large Egg Whites
  • 1 Tablespoon Chocolate Chips - 15g Sugar Free

Frosting

  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese - 56g Fat Free
  • 1 Tablespoon Sweetener
  • ½ Scoop Protein Powder - 15g Vanilla
  • 2.65 Ounces Greek Yogurt - 75g Fat Free Vanilla
  • 2-4 Drops Red Food Coloring - *Optional

Instructions

  • Combine all of your dry ingredients for your Cupcakes into a bowl
  • Mix them together
  • Combine all of your wet ingredients for your Cupcakes aside from your Chocolate Chips into another bowl
  • Mix them together
  • Slowly add your dry mix into your wet mix
  • Melt your Chocolate Chips (optional) and lightly mix them in
  • Take out some heart shaped cups and evenly distribute your mix into them
  • Bake on 350F/176C 18-22 minutes
  • Mix all of your Frosting ingredients together
  • Spread your Frosting onto your Cupcakes

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe w/ Frosting:
  • Calories: 1436
  • Fat: 52g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 1433mg
  • Carbs: 103g
  • Fiber: 35g
  • Sugar: 38g
  • Protein: 139g
 
Calories in each Cupcake w/ Frosting (if you make 12):
  • Calories: 110
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 119.4mg
  • Carbs: 8.6g
  • Fiber: 2.9g
  • Sugar: 3.2g
  • Protein: 11.6g
 
Calories in the WHOLE recipe w/out Frosting:
  • Calories: 1217
  • Fat: 51g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Sodium: 906mg
  • Carbs: 91g
  • Fiber: 32g
  • Sugar: 32g
  • Protein: 112g
 
Calories in each Cupcake w/out Frosting (if you make 12):
  • Calories: 106
  • Fat: 4.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.2g
  • Sodium: 75.5mg
  • Carbs: 7.6g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Sugar: 2.7g
  • Protein: 9.3g

Nutrition

Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 8.6g | Protein: 11.6g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.2g | Sodium: 119.4mg | Fiber: 2.9g | Sugar: 3.2g

6 Comments

  1. Nick on February 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Hey Derek,

    These came out very dry (cooked for 19 min). Any suggestions? Followed the recipe to the letter. More applesauce?

    Thanks again for the site!

    • Derek Howes on February 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Hi Nick! Try cooking them for 15:00 (or even less). You can throw in some more apple sauce if you want too! Hope this helps

  2. Steven de Groot on February 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I tried it, but It has a artificial taste to it..
    I think it is because of the protein powder. Do you have something that I can put in it as a substitute? Like cottage cheese or something?

    For the rest it tasted great!

    • Derek Howes on February 20, 2014 at 12:00 am

      Hi Steven! What protein did you use?

  3. Marco on February 16, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My fav dessert would be chocoate cake!

  4. Tracey on February 13, 2014 at 12:00 am

    My fav dessert would be Chocolate Pots de Creme or flourless chocolate torte. Can you tell I like chocolate:)

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