well we have been a little frustrated over here. we were so excited to share our raw cupcake recipe, but when we went to edit the pictures half of our pictures were not there!!!
so after a moment of screaming and crying, we came to realize - at least we have some photos.
mostly the final pictures we do not have, so you will have to use your imagination with this one.
all we have is the one photo Michelle instagramed
we do apologize for lack of final raw cupcake photos, but promise they are delicious.
make hazelnut flour
cupcake batter ready
scoop into liners
once cupcakes liners filled, scoop your pumpkin chia seed frosting on top
Pure2raw: Spiced Hazelnut Cupcake with Chia Pumpkin Frosting (raw, gluten free, vegan, grain free)
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Building cupcakes time: 10 minutes
Makes about 12-13 cupcakes
- 2 cups whole hazelnuts*
- 1/4 tsp sea salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla (we use an alcohol free vanila, so adjust to your taste)
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp allspice
- 1/4 tsp stevia, liquid
- 1 tbsp pumpkin puree
- 1/4 cup irish moss paste
*hazelnuts – we soaked and dried the whole seeds, then place in food processor to grind into flour. You do not have to soak the nuts, can just grind into flour. this makes about 3 cups of hazelnut flour.
Once you have your hazelnut flour, add remaining cupcake ingredients and pulse till blended. Batter should be crumbly, slightly moist.
Mold cupcakes into reusable flexible silicone cupcake baking cups.
Pumpkin Chia Frosting:
Took our newest banana pumpkin chia pudding and added some allspice (about 1/2 tsp-1 tsp) for more spice!
Another great pumpkin pudding recipe that does not have chia seeds is our pumpkin mousse.
We did make a pumpkin chocolate sauce to go on top, which is the pictures we do not have.
But here is what we did:
Pumpkin Chocolate Sauce
- 1 tbsp carob or cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree
- 2-3 tbsp maple syrup*
- splash of vanilla
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together.
*For a sugar free version omit maple syrup and do a few drops of liquid stevia and add in some water to help thin it out.
- use any nut flour if you do not like hazelnuts.
- if you do not have irish moss paste add in more nuts or coconut flour
- may add in any spices of your liking if you do not like allspice
- and like always please adjust sweetness to your liking as we do like overly sweet things
our raw hazelnut cupcakes were perfect! great light, slightly crumbly texture along with a kick of spice to it. if you like allspice then you will enjoy these cupcakes.
also we enjoyed the texture of chia seeds in our pumpkin frosting. again you may use any frosting you like on top of these cupcakes. another great option for frosting is our lucuma cashew frosting.
overall these cupcakes are easy to make, simple while satisfying and rich in flavor. want else would you want in a cupcake?
that is all for today! maybe those lost pictures will show up somewhere haha
till next time,