Healthy Eggnog Protein Cupcakes


Need a holiday dessert, like Christmas cupcakes? Also want them to be healthy, and made with protein powder for extra protein? Try these Eggnog Protein Cupcakes!

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Each mini Christmas protein cupcake is 41 calories, 2 grams of protein, 6 grams of carbs, and 2 grams of fat.

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One thing I like about the Clean Simple Eats protein powder, is that they release limited time flavors, and usually they are seasonal. In the last few months they’ve had:

And because I’m an affiliate for them, I get to try all the new flavors right when they are released! So, I was excited about this new flavor for the holiday, Clean Simple Eats Eggnog! (my affiliate code is AMYROSKELLEY for a CSE discount if you want to try it).

They sent over a recipe for Eggnog donuts, which I did make. But, because it was a bit easier to make eggnog protein cupcakes, I decided to make those instead.

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Substitutions for this recipe

  • Eggnog protein powder : You don’t need to buy the Eggnog protein powder to make this recipe. Although, it is so yummy if you like Eggnog. But, you could also use vanilla protein powder, and with the cinnamon, nutmeg and almond milk, it still has a eggnog like flavor. For vanilla, I use the Optimum Nutrition brand you can find at Costco or Amazon.
  • Sucralose (AKA Splenda): I’ve been loving cooking with sucralose, because it is zero calories and zero carbs. The xylitol/monk sugar has zero NET calories, so it does have carbs. But, you could substitute other zero calorie baking sugars like stevia or nutrisweet.

Let me know if you try these substitutions for eggnog protein cupcakes!

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Healthy Christmas Eggnog Protein Cupcakes

Delicious healthy protein cupcakes that are perfect for Christmas!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Low Calorie, Low Fat
Keyword: healthy christmas cupcakes, healthy christmas protein cupcakes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 41cal
Author: Amy Roskelley


  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 2 scoops CSE Eggnog protein powder
  • 1/3 cup sucralose
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup Almond milk (vanilla unsweetened)
  • 1 large Egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil



  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F
  • Add the flour, protein powder, sucralose, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Whisk until combined.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk the almond milk, egg, vanilla extract, and canola oil. Add the liquid ingredients to the dry ingredients.
  • Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Scoop by 1 tablespoon spoonful's into each muffin container.
  • Bake at 425 for 10 minutes.
  • Stir zero calorie powdered sugar with almond milk. Brush on top of baked cupcakes.
  • Sprinkle with christmas sprinkles.


Serving: 1mini cupcake | Calories: 41cal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g
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Nutrition Facts
Healthy Christmas Eggnog Protein Cupcakes
Serving Size
1 mini cupcake
Amount per Serving
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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  1. 5 stars
    I actually made these into protein donuts and they were delicious!! I added about 1/8 teaspoon of rum extract as well. Thank you for this recipe!

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