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Easy Whole Wheat Cupcakes for Two

Sometimes I crave a cupcake. Something small, full of sugar, and pretty-looking. However, there’s always that feeling of “well what’s the point in making a dozen cupcakes right now” that prevents you from doing so. I understand fully, no one should commit to having that many sweets on hand.

Instead, make just two cupcakes. I found a recipe for two and changed it around a bit so that it’s made with whole wheat flour and with chocolate. Here’s what I did:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl, combine the egg white, sugar, and coconut oil. Mix in the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, and milk. Get two cupcake liners, and put them in a muffin pan. Fill each liner equally. Decorate with store bought frosting.

This recipe is good to have on hand, sometimes a cupcake is really just needed. With this recipe, the cupcake will be a little more guilt free!

My roommate gave me some pink frosting she made for a bake sale she’s participating in, I also added some black sprinkles leftover from Halloween and some sugar I mixed red food dye with. Part of the desire for a cupcake┬áincludes havi

Cheers!

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Easy Whole Wheat Pie Crust

Pies are one of my favorite desserts. There are so many variations and recipes to experiment with! My past as a chubby child, though, has made me hyper-aware of how bad white flour can be for your waistline.

Every time I indulge in a dessert, actually, I usually think about how bad it is for me. Call me a worrywart, anxious, etc. but it’s how I live my life. For this very reason I decided to make a whole wheat pie crust.

It’s true that the sugar in any dessert is just as bad for you as the white flour. With a whole wheat crust though, you can feel less guilty! Or eat more dessert and have the same amount of guilt. Either way you win.

Following this recipe, here’s what I did:

  • 1 1/2 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 3 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil or butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • cinnamon to taste (optional)

Start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees. Put all the dry ingredients in a 9-inch pie or cake pan. Mix in the oil (or butter) and then put the milk in. Take a fork and continue mixing it for a few minutes. With clean hands, push the crust into the edges of the pan. Put it in the oven for 15 minutes to harden. Fill with your favorite filling and voila!

I only used this pie crust for a pumpkin pie, so I’m not sure how well it fares for a savory pie like a quiche. If you do decide to use it for a savory dish, omit one teaspoon of sugar and definitely do not use the cinnamon.

This pie crust is also grainier than a store bought one, or one that would require more time. This is meant to be used in a hurry, though personally I loved the taste and will keep experimenting with this pie crust. It especially goes with pumpkin filling, and a pumpkin pie made from this recipe will also not get as soggy as a “normal” pie crust. For those reasons, I will keep on using this recipe. Cheers!