Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy St Patrick's Day Weekend

      Happy Friday!! I wanted to join in on the link up Davida is hosting for Green foods for St Patrick's Day. The rule was to get creative and not use green dye in the food, instead make a green food recipe with something that is naturally green.

the great st. patricks day green food link-up
        My first thought was spinach cupcakes. Ever since I started watching Cupcake Wars about a year ago, I love going to cupcake bakeries to try new flavors and always want to be able to make some of the awesome cupcake flavors that I see on the show. However, making cupcakes rarely happens for me, because I still much prefer cookies.
        Anyway thanks to some googling and Pinterest, I found some recipes for spinach cupcakes that I thought I could adapt, but then after Davida's post on Wednesday using avocado, I woke up Thursday morning wanting to make avocado cupcakes. My family thought I was crazy, but I thought it would be delicious (besides there have been stranger ingredients used on Cupcake Wars).
         First let me say that I can't take full credit for this recipe. I adapted from this recipe I found online. The only changes I made were less oil (1/2 cup instead of 3/4), using almond milk instead of regular milk and adding a few handfuls of spinach to the mashed avocado when using the food processor.

The cupcakes taste great, but they felt a little too oily, so if I make these again, I will probably use less oil or milk. They still looked nice and green for the holiday though!

I then made some frosting. I went with a different frosting than the one in the other recipe. Instead I used a lemon icing frosting which tasted really good with the avocado in my opinion.

    And there you have the finished product! A little moist, but still delicious! Hope everyone has a great weekend!!


  1. these look absolutely delicious!!! I'm totally obsessed with avocado (I'm currently snacking on a bowl of mashed avo with dill right now!) and would never think to put them in cupcakes! This is a must try!

    1. Thanks Davida! I love avocado too! I actually only started eating avocado a year ago and now I can't imagine how my life was without it.