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Healthy Recipes: Margarita Lime Cupcakes

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Sweeten up your summer with this light and scrumptious Healthy Kitchen treat. These cupcakes are perfect for a special dessert for a 4th of July soiree.

Ingredients:

¾ cup Flour

½ tsp Baking Soda

½ tsp Baking Powder

Pinch of Salt

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp Sugar, granulated

¼ cup Canola Oil

1 Egg, large

1/8 cup Lime Juice, fresh

1 ½ tsp Lime Zest

½ tsp Vanilla

¼ cup Greek yogurt, plain, fat free

1 Tbsp Tequila, white

¼ cup Tequila for brushing

Method: 

    • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    • Sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, sugar and salt; then set aside dry mixture.
    • In a mixing bowl with a whisk attachment, combine the oil, egg, lime products, vanilla, yogurt and 1 Tbsp of tequila.
    • With the machine on low, slowing add the dry mixture into the wet. Scrape the side with a plastic spatula to make sure everything has been well mixed .
    • Using a 1 ounce scoop, place the batter in a greased mini muffin tin.
    • Bake for 15 minutes. Cupcakes should be slightly springing to the touch.
    • Once removed from pan, use a pastry brush to lightly put two layers of tequila on the warm cupcakes.
    • Serve once tequila is absorbed.

Nutrition: 

Serves: 12

Serving Size: 1 cupcake

Calories: 110

Fat: 5 grams

We hope you enjoy the delicious Hilton Head Health approved, summer treat! What will you be doing this fourth of July?