These Peppermint Patty Cupcakes are soft, light, fluffy and have the most delicious peppermint surprise filling. They’re AIP and paleo and a scrumptious holiday treat that’s sure to please.
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This recipe is one of my favorite holiday creations. Chocolate and mint are a match made in heaven aren’t they? These AIP Peppermint Patty Cupcakes use carob in place of cacao powder for a chocolately substitute. They’re so light and fluffy and the peppermint surprise inside is the absolute best.
I’ve played around quite a bit with the cupcake batter and found that I like it best when sweetened only with unsweetened applesauce because carob already has such a powerful natural sweetness. For skeptics, the peppermint filling is sweetened with maple syrup as is the frosting so overall, it’s definitely got enough sweetness for me.
Here are the main ingredients in these Peppermint Patty Cupcakes:
- roasted carob powder
- tigernut flour
- cassava flour
- tapioca starch
- usnweetened applesauce
- unsweetened shredded coconut
- virgin coconut oil
- peppermint extract
- maple syrup
- palm shortening
FAQs for these Peppermint Patty Cupcakes
Can I replace any of the flours in this recipe?
I’ve tested this recipe several times and this flour combination is the one I’ve had the most success with so don’t recommend any flour substitutions for this recipe.
Can I make this recipe coconut free?
Unfortunately, coconut oil is a central ingredient to both the cupcake batter and peppermint filling and cannot be omitted in this recipe. Looking for coconut free holiday treats? Try out AIP Linzer Cookies, Gingerbread Squares, or Apple Spice Cake.
Can I make these vegan?
I haven’t had success substituting the gelatin in these cupcakes so cannot recommend a substitution.
How do I store these?
These are definitely best fresh as the peppermint filling hardens once cold, as does the frosting. I recommend storing in a sealed container on the countertop in a cool, dry area for 2-3 days or refrigerate for up to 4 days.
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