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Brownie Sheep Muffins

by Mona Fe on Apr 05, 2022

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Brownie Sheep MuffinsĀ  | The Healthy Easter Baking Idea

Baking at Easter doesnā€™t have to be sugary, extravagant or involve the same old recipes youā€™ve been resorting to for years.

These healthy Brownie Sheep Muffins are free from refined sugar and give someone other than the Easter Bunny an opportunity to shine.

We recommend grabbing all your ingredients and your We Might Be Tiny Muffin Cups before you get started so creating becomes super easy.

Step 1:
Bake the muffins in your muffin cups and let them cool

Step 2:
Grab your tiny human so you can shape the face and ear decorations together

Step 3:
Try to stop at only 1

Whatā€™s so good about dishing this healthy Easter Baking Idea up in our Muffin Cups? With their non-stick surface, theyā€™re a real game-changer. Now removing your sheep is anything but a juggling actā€•even for your tiny human. Bye-bye stuck-on treats. Bye-bye toddler tears.

And once your celebration is over, hand over the aftermath to your dishwasher so it can treat your muffin cups to a decent scrub for you.

Sneaky tip:

These brownie muffins are perfect for Shaun The Sheep birthday theme parties.

Makes 12 muffins | Prep 45 minutes

Ingredients

CUPCAKES

  • 125 ml (Ā½ cup) maple syrup
  • 125 g butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 250 g (2 Ā½ cups) light spelt flour
  • 4 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 100 g (Ā½ cup) dark chocolate chips
  • 100 ml (Ā½ cup) milk

TOPPING

  • 140 g (1 cup) dates, soaked
  • 60 g (Ā½Ā cup) almonds
  • 60 g (Ā½ cup) cashews
  • 15 g (Ā¼ cup) desiccated coconut
  • 25 g (ā…“ cup) raw cacao powder pinch of salt
  • 125 ml (Ā½ cup) whipping cream

Method

CUPCAKES

Preheat oven to 170 C and line a muffin tray with We Might Be Tiny cupcake cases.

In a large bowl cream together the butter and sweetener with a handheld mixer for

2-3 minutes. Add the eggs and cream again for another 5 minutes.

Then add flour, cacao powder, and baking powder. Mix for another 5 minutes before adding the chocolate chips and stirring through by hand.

Pour batter evenly into the cupcake cases and bake 12-15 minutes or until skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

TOPPING

Place all ingredients into a high-speed food processor and blitz until well combined and a sticky dough is formed.

Take small amounts of the mixture and shape into small ovals for faces and even smaller ovals for ears. Best prepared ahead of time and allowed to firm up in fridge before placing on top of cupcakes.

Using a hand-held mixer, whisk cream until thickened and ready for piping. Add to piping cone and pipe out evenly onto each cupcake. When ready to serve, carefully place sheep ā€˜facesā€™ and ā€˜earsā€™ on top.

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