Sunday, January 29, 2012

What's the Deal?!

I know what you're thinking, "This crazy girl just posted about wanting to change her sugar-y ways and be healthy, but keeps putting up baked good recipes! WTF?"

I agree. It doesn't make much sense. Just as much as being a diabetic with a sugar addiction does. I'm trying to get some of these recipes posted before I start my 30-day/February challenges - more info to come on those!

Also, the world doesn't stop eating baked goods simply because I try not to. People still have birthdays that require some delicious, Nutella-inspired creations that, had they not been baked, would have sadly disappointed and ruin a friend's birthday! Is that what you want me to do, Readers? Ruin someone's birthday?! Leave them cupcake-less?! All in the name of good health? 

Yeah, I didn't think so! 

Sorry. I get a little irritable (and overuse punctuation) when I'm coming off the white stuff. 

Nutella-filled Peanut Butter Cupcakes

2/3 cup milk
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 jar of Nutella
1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line one dozen muffin tins with cupcake papers.
2. In your stand mixer, combine the milk and vinegar, and let sit for a few minutes before whisking vigorously until frothy. Mix in both sugars. You can also use a handheld mixer or even a whisk.
3. Stir the peanut butter, applesauce, and vanilla into your mixer and beat until thoroughly combined.
4. In a separate bowl, add the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix until there are no more lumps, but be careful not to mix more than necessary.
5. Drop a dollop of Nutella into each cupcake. The Nutella will sink into the batter as it bakes.
6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean. When testing for doneness, be sure to find a spot that is free from Nutella, as it may cause the toothpick to appear wet, even if the cupcakes are ready.

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