A Gluten Free Cupcake with Chocolate Chips and Peanut Butter Frosting

 This quick and easy, gluten free cupcake is packed with chocolate chips and has a peanut butter and Greek yogurt frosting! The perfect recipe for those times when you want one cupcake, but still want to keep it healthy!

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I apologize for the extra long title of this post. I know they’re usually pretty long, but today is extra cray cray.

Do you hate me for saying “cray cray?”

You guys. Today is FFF’s FIRST BIRTHDAY! YAY!

It’s my party so I’ll blog if I wannaa.

I’ll stop.

But, for serious, I can’t believe I have been nattering at you for a year.

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And I can’t believe, you guys have stuck around to listen to aforementioned nattering. I seriously <3 you all from the bottom of my toes to the top of my nose.  I rhyme.

I even love you more than cheesecake. You know that means I love you A LOT.

Because today is FFF’s Birthday, I wanted a cupcake. And, I didn’t want to share (what else is new) So, I only made one.

You’ll just have to make your own.

BUT, you can! BECAUSE this recipe only makes one. Say goodbye to wanting a cupcake, making a dozen, losing all willpower and then eating all 12.

Not that I know anything about that.

Best thing about these cupcakes? The frosting is made from peanut butter and Greek yogurt, and the cupcake is made from oats. It’s pretty much just like eating a bowl of oatmeal, which makes them perfectly breakfast acceptable.  If you don’t count the chocolate chips.

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Or, count them. Who cares? A birthday without chocolate is just Monday. And, everyone hates Monday’s.

Side note: I call them “cupcakes” but I must point out, that oat flour is not as light as All Purpose flour. So, they’re not going to be AS airy and light as a bakery cupcake, but for a healthy cupcake that you can eat for breakfast, they will knock your taste buds off yo’ face. You picking up what I’m putting down?

Ok. We talked about half of the title of this post. Let’s move onto the BIG NEWS!

Pre warning: I might get a little sappy on ya’ll. Sorry in advance.

Remember how I was working for an insurance agency, and I hated it? Well, you guys, you’re now looking at (through a screen?) a full-time blogger!

Because of all your support and total amazingness, I am now able to turn FFF into my “real job.”  Words truly can’t express how much I love you guys and couldn’t have done this without you. Seriously, ya’ll rock my socks.

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I’ve never had a job, EVER, that I have enjoyed, and ESPECIALLY one where I get to lounge around in pajamas all day and stuff my facial hole.

Sidenote: Mr. FFF isn’t so sure about me being in pajamas all day now.  He’ll get over it.

Anyways, Thank you again. From the bottom of the toes to the tip of my nose.

This also means that you will be seeing more of FFF. I’m not sure if I should apologize or not?

Ok. Final part of the title – GIVEAWAY TIME!

Because we have so much to celebrate today (Birthdays, Job quit-age, Cupcakes for breakfast) I have teamed up with my cousin, Kerry,  who makes the most GORGEOUS jewelry, to give one of you lucky peeps a set of 3 Fair Trade, Hand-made jewelry pieces!

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The gift basket includes 2 sets of earings and one necklace made by Designs By Kerry.  You can see the picture below.

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Entry is simple! Just use the raffle copter widget below! I wish you could all win. Just know that, in my heart, you’re all winners.

Too much sap?  Sorry.

And, don’t forget to check out Designs by Kerry on Etsy. She seriously has some absolute gorgeous stuff.  I have some fabbity fab turquoise earings from her that I am in LURVE with!

This is getting long. So Summary:

  1. It’s FFF’s Birthday. Help me celebrate by eating a chocolate peanut butter cupcake.
  2. I get to wear pajamas all day and be covered in flour. I love you all very much.
  4. Check out Kerry’s Shop. Because, you can never have enough pretty stuff, am I right?


P.s I love you.

Last time, I promise.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only. The giveaway runs from Monday, May , 2014 12:00am EST through Monday May 19, 2014 at 12:00am EST. Winners will be randomly chosen and announced within 48 hours. Winners will also be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to respond to the email. If a winner does not respond in that time a new winner will be chosen. 


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Single Serving Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cupcake
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Serves: 1 big cupcake
  • 1/4 Cup + 2 Tbsp Oat flour (Grind oat in a food processor)
  • 1/4 tsp Baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp Unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 1 tsp Plain Greek yogurt (I used fat free)
  • 1 Tbsp Mini chocolate chips
  • For the "frosting:"
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Natural peanut butter
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Greek yogurt (again, I used non fat)
  • Sweetener of choice, to taste.
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and line one muffin hole (I don't what to call it) with paper. Remember to put some water in the rest!
  2. Mix together the oat flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the almond milk, honey, vanilla extract, egg yolk and Greek yogurt until smooth and the yogurt is no longer chunky.
  4. Stir the wet ingredients into the dry, and then stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 15-20 mins.
  6. Let the cupcake cool slightly and make the "frosting"
  7. Mix together the peanut butter, greek yogurt and sweetener of choice until you achieve your desired sweetness. Spread on top of the cupcake. *
  8. DEVOUR.
*The frosting is very thick. I honestly rolled mine into a ball with my hands and then spread 'er on the cupcake as I found it easier than being civilized and using utensils :)
** I tried tripling this recipe and making it into 3 cupcakes. They were good, but not as delicious. It is truly a single serve recipe.

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  1. says

    I’m inserting the bells and whistles party emoji ALL over the place up in here!!!! CONGRATULATIONS on turning 1. Are you seriously only 1??? You should have seen my site at year one…I wasn’t on WordPress yet…things were just…bad. Anyhoo, huge congrats, high fives and hugs! And blogging full-time: I’m so proud of you for taking the leap and sticking to your guns. Jobs absolutely suck in my opinion, and I’ve always had the same experience as you. Can’t wait to see what happens here on FFF! xoxo

    • Taylor Kiser says

      I am only 1! Haha I wish I could have seen it!!
      Thank you so much friend….it’s definitely a leap, but it was just time, ya know?

  2. says

    OH MY GOODNESS – HAPPPPPPAAAAAAYYYYYY BIRTHDAY FFF!!! Congrats on your first blogversary!!! Seriously, I cannot believe you have been blogging for only a year – you are such a pro at it, I though you had been around for like 5 yrs!!!
    So happy to hear you can make this your full time gig – would love a post on how that happened? tips/tricks to make it happen? maybe? pretty please with a cupcake on top? :)
    Speaking of which – Oh heck yes to guilt free, gluten free, one serving cupcakes with peanut butter frosting! Brilliant! Sending you a big huge virtual birthday/blogversary hug! I am so glad to have “met” you on here, Taylor – you are a gem!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you Shashi! Your comments always make my day!!! I am glad you like the cupcakes – I’ll send you an email later today or tomorrow (hopefully!) This week for sure! xoxo

  3. says

    Wow – congrats !! So many things to celebrate! Happy blog birthday! Congrats on being able to do what you love!! And these cupcakes are being pinned immediately!!

      • says

        It is a fantastic post – totally not an overload at all! I can’t believe you have only been at it for a year ~ that gives me so much inspiration to keep at it :) All fabulous things to celebrate!

  4. says

    Taylor!! I’m so excited for you! CONGRATS on one year of blogging and congrats on moving into full-time blogging! You’re amazing at what you do! Thanks for the awesome giveaway too! (apparently I like rhyming too? LOL) And these cupcakes? They’re kind of the cutest/ tastiest cupcakes I’ve ever seen. Pinning and making these for breakfast sometime in the near future. —- They look totally appropriate for a mid-morning bfast treat. 😉

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you SO much Sarah, you totally made my day -your comments are always so sweet!!!!
      They definitely are perfect for breakfast, I promise you’re day can only be good starting with one! 😉

  5. says

    Happy blogversary!!! Time just flys doesn’t it?

    I love this birthday cupcake! yes I said cupcake :) Love the fact that its only one cupcake but seriously you should have baked a dozen and shared with us!

  6. says

    HAPPY BLOGGY BIRTHDAY!! That is so awesome that you are able to turn FFF and blogging into your full-time gig. I get ridiculously excited when bloggers can do that. So awesome! And I love any cupcake recipe that is single-serve and healthy- I might have to go have second breakfast with this cupcake!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you Faith! It is all very new and exciting and I am totally pumped!!
      DO IT! A second cupcake breakfast can’t be a bad idea!! :)

  7. says

    Congrats on all fronts — it’s so awesome that you’re able to turn FFF into your full-time gig in a year. So proud of you! It took me over 5 years to get the courage to step out on my own with EBF and health coaching, but I’m loving every minute of it!!

    Best of luck to you — I’ll be reading.

    PS — the cupcakes look and sounds delish. :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      I thought about health coaching! But I don’t have time to do any courses quite yet…I may hit you up if the time comes!! Thank you so much for the kind words and support Brittany, it’s definitely a little scary, but I am SUPER excited!!
      And thanks for cupcake love girl! :)

  8. colleen says

    Sooooo proud of all the hard work you haveput into this and how I see you growing. Its wonderful to be able to see you really succeed at something you are so passionate about and that your wonderful Mr fff supports you!! I am so excited to see what the next few years have in store for you!! And what a lovely give-away you are doing with Kerry!! Love ya tons Tatey!!! <3

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Peanut butter is the only way to celebrate any event! Thanks so much friend, I am quite excited myself!

  9. says

    Holy cow! You have been busy, girl! Congrats, Taylor! Welcome to the full-time blogger club! Mr. FFF will totally get over you being in your jammies all day. I think my significant other just gave up, but now I change into leggings which don’t count as jammies, but are just as comfy ;). You’re adorable. This recipe looks delicious. I’m so happy for you. I want all of that jewelry. The end.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha, I was thinking leggings might be more acceptable…I only wear those and pjs anyway! I hate jeans.
      Thank you so much friend!! I hope you win! 😉 xoxo

  10. says

    This is cray cray that my birthday and your blog birthday are on the same day, bring on the desserts! Congrats on getting out of a job you don’t like and going with your passion, you do an amazing job! I’m so happy these yummy cupcakes are only for one because I have issues when 12 cupcakes are looking at me, they whisper and taunt me to eat them all. Oh and the frosting, totally my kind of frosting!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      WHAT!? So CRAY and awesome..happy birthday girlfriend!
      And thank you so much for the sweet words! :)
      Now go eat a birthday cupcake! 😉

  11. Charlotte Moore says

    A big CONGRATULATIONS is in order for all your accomplishments in such a short time. As they say, You’ve come a long way baby. Hahaha!!!

  12. says

    Congratulations on one full year of blogging! That is such an amazing accomplishment! And also that is so exciting about being able to blog full time, I’m so happy for you!! Love these chocolate and peanut butter cupcakes and the fact that they are gluten free :) What a perfect way to celebrate your successes!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you SO much Isadora, I truly appreciate the kind words and support! And yes, chocolate and peanut butter is always a good idea!! 😀 xoxo

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Girl, your blog rocks!! Thank you so much for the support and for reading – it means SO MUCH TO ME! xoxo! :)

  13. says

    Yay!! Congratulations on the blog birthday!! I would never have guessed you have only been blogging for a year. You are such a pro already. This cupcake is perfect for the celebration!! So so happy to hear the job news!! Party in your pajamas with flour and taste testing sounds amazing!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you so much pretty lady, that truly means a lot! YES to pajamas with flour in my hair! Stoked! Thanks again girl xoxo :)

  14. says

    Are you serious??? I could have sworn you had been doing this for more than a year!!!! You totally rock and are absolutely one of my fave bloggers in the ‘sphere. Happy Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!!!!
    Seriously, you are so talented – your pics are gorgeous, your writing is super fun … you are a pro!

    Congratulations on your first fab year of FFF! Can’t wait to see what the next years bring! :)

    • Taylor Kiser says

      THANK YOU GRETCHEN! You just made my day, I REALLY appreciate all your support and sweet words…you both rock my socks! xoxo! :)

  15. says

    Congrats!! Very exciting news:) Delicious looking cupcake, and love that the recipe makes only one! Food blogging is so dangerous…I may or may not have eaten 1/3 pan of brownies today…all in the name of taste testing 😉

    • Taylor Kiser says

      HAHA, Right? I totally have that same problem. You have to test a lot…for quality control 😉
      Thanks Denise!

  16. Shira G says

    Congratulations Taylor!! You totally deserve it. Enjoy every painful, laughable, frustration, and amazing moment this journey will bring and celebrate it all :)

  17. says

    SO happy for you Taylor!! Happy Blog Birthday to you! And how exciting that one year later, it’s your full time gig!! I bet you didn’t think when you started you would be as far as you are 😉 I truly enjoy your blog, and love your personality with it! You seem real, and authentic…which is much needed I think in the blogging world! These cupcakes look awesome, and who isn’t looking for a one serving, guilt free cupcake?? Plus I usually have these ingredients on hand 😀 woohoo! Cheers to your new full time job!!!!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      I definitely did not think so! Thank you so much for your kind words and support Kelly – you are SO sweet and it means so much to me! 😀

  18. says

    OMG GIRL, CONGRATS!!!! <– I'm using all caps there because that's how excited for you I am! Happy Blogging birthday, you are amazing, and seriously would not have guessed that you've only been blogging a year-wow-that's cray cray amazing 😉 And biggest congrats of all to the full time blogging news, that's so amazing, color me Jealous! You go girl, can't wait to see what you all have in store for us.

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Haha I just love everything about this comment…the girl who wrote it, the caps, the cray cray! Thank you so much friend, you truly are so sweet! :) SEE YOU SOON!

  19. Nicolette says

    These look wonderful! I have a dairy intolerance and was wondering if these could be made with almond yogurt instead of Greek?

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you! Unfortunately I am unfamiliar with almond yogurt, and the recipe was developed with Greek yogurt, so I can’t say for sure! I am sorry! However, I did make this a few times completely without yogurt, and it was still yummy, just a little dryer! I think it would probably work great! :) Hope that helps!

  20. says

    Ok, a seriously HUGE congrats are in order! I have admired your blog for awhile now, and I never would have thought you were just approaching year one! So happy for you that you get to do what you truly love all day…I’m sure that will bring you some seriously life-changing happiness! You should be so proud of your accomplishments, and I can’t wait for even more action on FFF!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you SO much Alyssa, that truly means so much to me!! You are so sweet! Happy Wednesday! :)

  21. says

    Congratulations on your blog anniversary! These cupcakes sound so wonderful, thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  22. says

    Congrats on your 1 year of amazing success, pretty girl!! I adore reading your blog, you’re so fun! And your recipes are superb! 😉 And also yay for getting to blog full time and lounge in your PJ’s! Seriously, it’s awesoooome! Just like these cupcakes! I want 1… Ok, I really want 6!!

    • Taylor Kiser says

      Thank you SO much Jocelyn! It truly does mean a lot!! 😀
      Lounging in PJs is the part I am looking forward to the most haha! And the cupcakes? They’re healthy…so have 6 all you want! 😉

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