These Peanut Butter Churro Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting just might be your new favorite flourless dessert! A gluten free cupcake recipe that’s quick to bake with a handle full of simple ingredients then coated with cinnamon sugar. Dairy free option.
Whoopsies. I just ruined the Green Goddess Nourish Bowl vibe with these… Flourless Peanut Butter Churro Cupcakes with Coconut Frosting. Man oh Man I don’t care. It all evens out, right? Seriously, I’ve eaten all these already. Bahaha. Sadly. I gave a few to friends, a couple were eaten by my husband, and hogged the rest (actually I froze some for my safety). I’m not even a sweet tooth person, but these are sweet and savory. Buttery, cinnamony (that’s a word), paleo friendly, and flipping AMAZING.
Sure, I may be tooting my own horn, but ya’ll, this is only my 2nd time to SUCCESSFULLY make a paleo/gluten free type of cupcake. The other 53333008289 times have been just okay. Dry, not sweet, and you know… all that allergy friendly taste that you try to avoid. Unless you count my peanut butter mug cake? Anyway, that has all changed NOW! And yes, you can totally replace the peanut butter with almond butter and make it more Paleo and allergy friendly. Although that’s not my true intention for this recipe.
My intention (my power point focus) is that Peanut Butter mixed in churro cupcakes with coconut frosting is the BOMBDIGITY BOMB. Wanna know my other intention? TO MAKE WITH EASE! I can’t believe I actually made an EASY paleoish cake, I mean a flourless gluten free cupcake recipe. I get excited because that means I get to share it with ALL of you! Hoping it makes your day! Hoping this can be your go to recipe for holidays, brunches, parties, etc. Maybe? I shall remain hopeful, so report back if you try them!
The inspiration behind this churro cupcake recipe!
Raise your hand if you’ve ever walked into Costco and had those Churro sticks frying in the bakery? Um, I have not. I just covett the smell and then drool all over myself wishing they had gluten free churros. My husband the Kiwi (who eats gluten free but doesn’t have a major sensitivity) will gladly grab Costco Churros and eat them right in front of me. I die.. but then I realize it’s probably for the best. Who knows how those are made anyway (or so I tell myself)?
This gluten jealously feeling also makes me determined to recreate my own version. Well, in some way or form. Long story short, I give you my buttery (and peanut buttery), cinnamony (my new favorite word), moist (my least favorite word) coconut creamy, flaky yet soft Flourless Peanut Butter Churro Cupcakes with EASY 2 ingredient Coconut Frosting! Watch out Costco, the churro competition is ON!
That’s my story. Sounds like a pretty logical motive, right?
Okay, copycat Costco churros aside, let me get to the recipe.
Here’s what you need for my flourless churro cupcakes recipe. Don’t worry, I will list the Paleo options too. Capeesh?
- Coconut Cream/Milk (canned) -> stick it in the fridge now for this frosting recipe.
- Eggs at room temperature
- Natural Peanut Butter or Almond Butter (creamy no stir) for paleo option. Is it wrong that I actually used the natural peanut butter from Costco? Haha!
- Loads of Cinnamon
- Baking soda/powder
- REAL Butter (or dairy free butter alternative)
- Honey or Maple Syrup
- Optional Cocoa Powder or Peanut Flour/Powder.
THAT IS IT! You have all that, right? GOOD!
Don’t worry, if you aren’t feeling the churro love, then I have another great gluten free cupcake recipe for you to try. Um.. THE BEST PUMPKIN CUPCAKES by Texanerin. Oh yea! Check out that vegan maple cream cheese frosting. WHOA!
Let’s get rollin….Print
That’s not to shabby for a cupcake now is it?
Here.. have one.
Have you ever tried Costco Churros? Are they really as good as they smell? Don’t answer that. Instead, just make these flourless Peanut butter Churro Cupcakes and agree with me.