Apr 182011

When I first went back to school to become a Registered Dietitian, I had no idea that such a wonderful community of dietetic students existed! I’ve only met Carlene via Twitter, but she is also a future dietitian and blogs at Carlene’s Figments. She came up with this creative recipe for Broccoli Cupcakes, complete with Hummus Frosting, and I just had to try it out.

I started with chopped frozen broccoli and thawed it in the microwave for convenience. After that, it was just a matter of mixing everything together. As usual, I couldn’t resist making one small change and I substituted half of the flour with whole wheat. The recipe came together quickly and while the cupcakes were baking I took out my food processor and made some hummus. I have to say, these are the cutest savory cupcakes I have ever made! And they tasted great too, with the fairly strong flavor of thyme and a light texture. The unfrosted cupcakes can be easily transported to wherever it is you need to be. Shhhhh, I even ate one in the library…..

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  5 Responses to “Broccoli Cupcakes”

  1. Seriously? Can you call these cupcakes? And would a 4 year old eat them? the people want to know!

  2. I'm so glad you tried them out Kerry! The broccoli cupcake blog hosted such a fun recipe contest.

  3. I wish I had seen these before Friday. We did a cupcake exchange party–much like your cookie event–and we were definitely craving something savory to go with the sweet!

  4. I got to try one today – they are super yummy! Slightly sweetish from the cooked broccoli too!

  5. They may be interesting as a side dish…possibly with a salad???

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