Did you stay up ‘til midnight this year?
I had a really low-key Sunday to make up for a crazy New Year’s Eve the night before. Since our party wasn’t starting until ten, Emily and I offered to babysit the two sweetest children in the universe so their parents could go out for dinner.
Normally, I don’t like to babysit–and I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve done it since high school—but these girls are a joy to watch. It’s like hanging out with friends, and they love to bake and taste-test for me!
The last time I babysat, we made Fairy Dust Ice Cream.
Saturday, sprinkles took center stage again:
We “pretend” celebrated New Year’s at 8 o’clock. We blew paper horns, drank sparkling apple cider, and the girls ate their cupcakes:
Single-Lady Funfetti Cupcake
(makes just one cupcake)
- 3 tbsp flour (30g) (See directions for flour notes)
- heaping 1/16th tsp salt
- 1tbsp applesauce, oil, pre-melted vegan butter, or a combo (Try coconut oil. I also like 13g sbl.)
- 1tbsp plus 1 tsp liquid (milk of choice, or water)
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 2 tsp sprinkles (or more or less, as desired)
- Sweetener (Try 1 tbsp sugar or 1 packet stevia. If you use liquid sweetener, cut back on the other liquid.)
Directions: Preheat the oven to 330 degrees. Mix the ingredients and pour into an oiled (or sprayed) muffin pan. Smooth top of batter. Cook for 12-15ish minutes. (Alternatively, you can cook this in a microwave.)
See the following for Calories and Nutrition Facts.
Notes on flour: I especially like the single-lady cupcakes with spelt flour. But you can use white flour, whole-wheat pastry, or even Arrowhead Mills gluten-free. (Also, if you’ve never done fat-free baking: subbing all the oil in a recipe for applesauce will give you a gummier result. Still yummy, but much denser than your traditional cupcake with oil.)
Questions of the Day:
This New Year’s Eve, did you…
- Stay up until midnight?
- Watch the ball drop in Times Square?
- Eat any lucky foods, such as lentils or greens? Or sprinkles. They’re lucky, right?
For more sprinkles:
Here’s a link to My Funfetti Recipes.
I did end up making a dessert for the New Year’s Eve party as well. That recipe will be tomorrow’s post… Hope you like cookie dough!