Key Lime Colada Cupcakes

These cupcakes are the essence of summer. While I definitely prefer the mountains over the beach, coconut and lime together make me want to visit a white sanded beach with crystal blue water. Or maybe spring break is just getting to my head..

For me, this is about as healthy as baking gets. Key Lime Colada Cupcakes certainly taste a bit less sweet, perhaps more like muffins than cupcakes. Alyrene Dorey suggested that these would make a nice breakfast food. Low glycemic, high fiber, and tropical – a good summer intro!

3/4 cup coconut milk

2 eggs

1/3 cup egg whites

1/2 cup coconut sugar

1 tsp coconut extract

1/4 cup honey

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup shredded coconut

1. Mix coconut milk, eggs, whites, sugar, honey, and coconut extract in a large bowl until smooth

2. Add flours, baking soda and powder, salt, and shredded coconut and mix until evenly combined

3. Pour into muffin tins and bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes

Key Lime Glaze

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup powdered sugar

2 Tbs freshly squeezed lime juice

2 tsp lime zest

1/4 cup shredded coconut

1. Whip cream on high speed until thick and stiff peaks begin to form

2. Add powdered sugar, lime juice, and zest, and mix until smooth

3. Drizzle glaze over cupcakes and sprinkle shredded coconut on top

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