Irish Cream Cupcakes with Coffee Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Woah.

Woah.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!! I love, love, love this holiday.  Everyone is Happy-Go-Lucky, on the hunt for green beer, Lucky Charms, and classic corned beef and cabbage.  Not to mention, this year it coincides with March Madness which is doubly fun!  My class this afternoon put me up to the challenge to bring them a tasty treat, and I gladly obliged.

I knew I wanted something that fully takes on the spirit of the holiday – and what says that more than Lucky Charms and Baileys?  Plus Coffee!?  Sign me right up.  I’m pumped about how these turned out.  A little bit about the recipe….apple sauce?  In cupcakes?  It’s delish – and it adds such moisture to the cupcakes!  I love how they smelled like Baileys when I took them out of the oven!  And the coffee buttercream exceeded expectations!

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Healthy Banana Bonanza Bread

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Ooey Gooey Banana Goodness

When I first started to “healthy bake”, a lot of my cookies and muffins turned out like rocks.  My avocado, black bean brownies needed peanut butter to taste good.  My chickpea cookie tasted like, well, chickpeas.  But THIS BREAD has always been #1 in my heart.  It tastes like banana bread, but BETTER.  And you feel great about eating it knowing what’s going inside this magnificent nugget of banana goodness.

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