You can add pipe cleaner handles to make these look more like baskets! I love Easter treats, they remind me of the joy of finding colored eggs in the yard or around the house, new dresses and bonnets for church, and my magical Easter basket full of candy. This treat evokes all of that nostalgia while being quite a bit healthier. These tasty cupcakes look like little Easter baskets and taste of sweet coconut.
I created a light coconut-scented cupcake that’s free of refined sugar, gluten-free and plant-based, then topped it with fluffy frosting, naturally colored coconut grass, and candy-coated almonds. While there is a little sugar in the almond coating, they are far less sugary than jelly beans or other Easter treats. And for kids or grandkids who can’t have gluten or dairy, these are super cute. Enjoy and happy spring!
vegan, gluten-free, reduced-sugar diets
low-sodium or migraine diets
Could this be migraine-friendly?
This recipe is tricky, as it’s from my days before I was diagnosed. Here’s how I might renovate this recipe to be migraine-friendly:
- Sea salt > omit to make lower in sodium
- Soy milk powder > sub rice milk powder
- Lecithin granules > use sunflower lecithin if available (most lecithin granules are made from soy)
- Agave syrup > this recipe is higher in natural sugars than I would normally recommend and reformulating with stevia would involve completely starting from scratch. For a special occasion, these would be okay.
- Candy-colored almonds > nuts can be a migraine trigger. I would omit or use organic jelly beans for decoration, then toss.