These healthy cupcakes--with whole wheat flour, quinoa and applesauce--can double as morning muffins when topped with a drizzle of honey or small pat of butter.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
bake:
20 mins at 350°
cool:
1 hr
Servings:
12
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Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting

Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat twelve 2-1/2-inch muffin cups with cooking spray.

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  • In a large bowl stir together flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl beat together eggs and milk. Add quinoa, zucchini, applesauce, oil, and vanilla; stir until well mixed. Add quinoa mixture to flour mixture, gently stirring to combine. Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each about three-fourths full.

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  • Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in muffin cups on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Loosen edges; remove from muffin cups. Cool on wire rack about 1 hour or until completely cool. Frost with Greek Yogurt Frosting; sprinkle with lemon peel.

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Tips

These slightly sweet cupcakes can double as morning muffins with a simple drizzle of honey.

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For 1 cup cooked quinoa, rinse 1/3 cup quinoa. Place in a small saucepan with 2/3 cup water. Cook according to package directions. Cool. Measure out 1 cup. Use any remaining cooked quinoa in salads.

Nutrition Facts (Zucchini Cupcakes with Greek Yogurt Frosting)

167 calories; total fat 6g; saturated fat 1g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 3g; cholesterol 32mg; sodium 161mg; potassium 144mg; carbohydrates 24g; fiber 2g; sugar 13g; protein 5g; trans fatty acidg; vitamin a 97IU; vitamin c 4mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 1mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 16mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 50mg; iron 1mg.

Greek Yogurt Frosting

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  • In a mixing bowl whisk together yogurt, agave nectar, and vanilla.

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