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Skinny Gingerbread Cupcakes with Sweet Cinnamon Glaze

January 2, 2013

The Scrumptious Pumpkin

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These cupcakes are heavenly.

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I got them wrong a few times – I tried them with a low-fat cream cheese frosting, which was way too heavy for my taste and just didn’t work.

But then I tried a light, sugary sweet glaze with cinnamon and almond extract.

Wonder of wonders.

It was the perfect complement to all the rich spices (cinnamon and ginger and cloves) in the gingerbread.

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They were heavenly.

I wanted to get this post up just in time for Christmas, but I plan on adding these to the year-round rotation.

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They’re easy to make, and although they have a generous dose of sugar in the glaze (if I’ve learned anything from Christmas movies, it’s that you must have plenty of sugar at holiday time!), they do have lots of healthy ingredients too: whole wheat flour, low-fat buttermilk, heart-healthy canola oil, and antioxidant-rich spices.

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