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          Moringa Halloween Cupcakes

          Aduna Moringa Cupcakes

          If you can’t eat green cupcakes at Halloween when can you?! The moringa gives these gluten free, low FODMAP and refined sugar free cupcakes a beautiful natural green colour, but don't be spooked - they still taste delicious! 

          Serves 12

          Ingredients:

          For the cakes:
          4 tsp Aduna Moringa Powder
          120g rice flour
          150g ground almonds
          2 tsp gluten free baking powder
          170g melted coconut oil
          150ml maple syrup
          3 large eggs
          160ml unsweetened almond milk
          1 tsp vanilla extract

          For the frosting:
          2 tsp Aduna Moringa Powder
          2 x tins of full fat coconut milk (chilled overnight)
          1 tbsp maple syrup
          1 tsp vanilla extract
          juice 1 lime
          6 strawberries, halved

          Method:

          Preheat the oven to 170°C and line a 12-hole cupcake tray with cupcake cases (I use silicone cases).

          To make the cupcakes, combine the rice flour, ground almonds, baking powder and moringa powder in a large mixing bowl. Add the coconut oil, maple syrup, eggs, almond milk and vanilla to a blender or food processor and pulse 4 times. 

          Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Spoon the batter evenly into the prepared cupcake cases. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until a skewer or knife comes out clean.

          To make the frosting, remove the thick top layer of each tin of coconut milk (the cream) and place it in a large bowl. Whisk for 1-2 minutes until thick and creamy. Add the maple syrup, moringa, vanilla and lime juice before whisking again for a further minute. 

          Leave the cupcakes to cool in the tray for 15 minutes before placing them on a cooling rack (remove the silicone cases now if using).

          Pipe or spread the frosting onto each cooled cupcake and decorate with strawberries. 

          Enjoy!

          Recipe by Nutritiously Naughty

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