Guilt free chocolate cupcakes

Its been a pretty minute since I have posted. With internet issues being the main culprit truth be told I was getting a bit bored with what I was posting. Yip I said it! So I thought nope pause a bit and post something real good. Which is where these guilt free cupcakes come in. It really feeds the desire to have something dessert like but without the next day calorie guilt trip. I had one person saying (while enjoying their first bite) this is sooooo rich. I waited a few minutes before saying this is actually protein and flax seed cupcakes. The look on their faces was priceless!


  • 1Tbs Flax seed
  • 1cup chocolate protein powder
  • 1/4 cup agave or stevia
  • 1 egg
  • 1Tbs olive oil/ coconut oil
  • six cute as a button cupcake holders.
  • 1Tbs cocao powder
  • dark chocolate for the center(optional)
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • non stick spray.
  • 1Tbs milk
  • 1Tbs water

Method (to my madness):
  • Pre-heat oven to 180
  • Mix together all the dry ingredients
  • add the wet ingredients 
  • spray the inside of the cupcake holders with some non stick spray.
  • pour batter in cupcake holders.
  • place dark chocolate in the center(optional)
  • Pop it in the oven and let it bake for 17-20 minutes.
Frosting options:
  • whisk some low fat greek yogurt with powdered stevia( use it as whipped cream)
  • make a ganache by melting some dark chocolate and combining it with mixed powdered stevia and warm water.
  • or drizzle some honey over the top for some extra sweetness.

Calories: This is an approximate of 117 calories per cupcake as calculated with myFitnesspal which can come down even further if you leave out the dark chocolate hello ... 91 calories!

As with all things, everything in moderation. 


  1. This is awesome! I have a few get-together's I need to bring some sweets to, so this will be great!
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. My pleasure honey. Glad you like the recipe xo

  2. Oh I can relate to blogger burnout. And these look soooo good! And with all the snow, perfect for baking.

    Allie of ALLIE NYC

    1. blogger burnout is a .... *beep* haha! when its cold outside one needs comfort food preferably something that wont leave anything behind if you know what I mean;)

  3. Boy oh boy do these look goooood!!!

    1. They really just hit the sweet spot, thanks for also sharing your dessert option on instagram, loved it xo

  4. Replies
    1. I'm glad you like it, it tastes real good too.

  5. These look delicious! I am definitely going to try make these :)

  6. No freaking way!!! I'm making these!!!!!!!

  7. Let me know if you enjoyed them.

  8. Delicious! And it's another way to use the massive container of chocolate protein powder I have sitting on top of my fridge!

    1. Just bake with it, chocolate treats for everybody haha

  9. These look delicious, I can't wait to try them and I like that the recipe doesn't make 50 when I live with only two other people so nothing is at risk of going to waste! Thanks for sharing Meg! x

    1. Yeah seeing as though I too have no purpose for making large batches I do try to find smaller recipes. I mean one can always double it or triple it.

  10. meghan, these look amazing!!

  11. I would love to try these!


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