A wonderful little treat perfect for dessert, breakfast or an afternoon snack. You won't believe they are only 3 points+
Makes 18 ( 3 points +)
- 1 c. all-purpose flour
- 1 c. white whole wheat flour ( such as King Arthur)
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 T. flaxseed meal
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/8 tsp. salt
- 2 c. shredded carrots
- 1 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/3 c. light cream cheese
- 1/3 c. powdered sugar
- 1/4 tsp. vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 and spray or line 18 muffin cups with paper liners.
In a large bowl, combine first 8 ingredients ( through salt)
In a medium bowl, combine carrots, applesauce, egg and vanilla. Add carrot mixture to flour mixture and stir until just blended.
Spon evenly into 18 muffin cups. Bake 18-20 minutes or until done. Cool completely.
Beat frosting ingredients together until smooth. Spoon onto cupcakes.
adapted from "Better Homes and Gardens Good and Fresh" magazine