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Gluten-Free Avocado Cupcakes

Avocado and coconut oil give these simple and delicious Avocado Cupcakes with Whipped Avocado Cream a healthier upgrade – making them perfect for a celebratory dessert AND breakfast – or maybe that’s just for me?!

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These gluten-free avocado cupcakes are a bit on the healthier side. They are made without any butter or dairy. They also happen to be gluten-free.

What are the ingredients to make these avocado cupcakes?

You will need the following 9 ingredients to make these cupcakes:

  • Coconut oil
  • Granulated sugar
  • Ripe avocado
  • Egg
  • Coconut milk
  • All-purpose flour (I used gluten-free)
  • Baking powder
  • Baking soda
  • Salt

How do you make these avocado cupcakes?

These cupcakes are so simple to make.

Cream the coconut oil, avocado, and sugar, much like you would cream butter and sugar when making a regular cake.

Then add in your milk and egg. Which will be followed by the dry ingredients. After about a 30-35 minute stint in the oven, these cupcakes are ready to cool, frost, and enjoy.

When it comes to frosting these cupcakes, you can use a traditional buttercream frosting. Or, you can do what I did and opt for a non-dairy, whipped avocado frosting.

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For some people it’s fast cars, for others it’s shoes, for me, it’s travel.

When it comes to spending money, travel is my weakness. But, travel isn’t as cheap or budget-friendly as I am!

So, in order to take my daughter and me around the other States as well as to more exotic destinations overseas, I have had to up my penny-pinching game. Which often leads to me being the last person to upgrade my phone or computer, or any electronics for that matter. So, when an upgrade does happen, there’s always cause for celebration.

And, in our house, most celebrations are accompanied by cupcakes.

Gluten-Free Avocado Cupcakes

So I made these Avocado Cupcakes with Whipped Avocado Cream.

I used a gluten-free flour blend, as well as replaced butter with ripe avocado and coconut oil. With just a tad bit of sugar, these Avocado Cupcakes are not too sweet, but the sweet Whipped Avocado Cream balanced the cupcake base out so well. 

Gluten-Free Avocado Cupcakes

Speaking of upgrades and moving on, this will be my last post as Runnin Srilankan. If you happen to stop by on Friday for my next scheduled post, you will find yourselves on Savory Spin.

This name change (and what I hope to be an upgrade) is kind of bittersweet to me. Runnin Srilankan is kinda like my baby, but, to be honest, I don’t blog much about running, nor have I been running a whole lot lately. A few injuries have derailed my runs and these days I do more “body-combating” from Les Mills.

Well, adopting “Body Combating Sri Lankan” just doesn’t jive well. So after giving it much thought, I am changing Runnin Srilankan to Savory Spin!

Thank  YOU so much for having stopped by and reading and commenting on my munches and musings these past few years here on Runnin Srilankan – I sure hope to see y’all again soon on Savory Spin.

Gluten-Free Avocado Cupcakes

Avocado Cupcakes with Whipped Avocado Cream

4.75 from 12 votes
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5
Author: Shashi
These gluten free, butter-free avocado cupcakes are super easy to whip up and are delicious as a dessert and healthy enough for breakfast!


For the cupcakes:

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil in it’s solid state
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 a ripe avocado pureed/mashed well
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour I used gluten-free
  • 1 tsp aluminum free baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the whipped avocado cream

  • 2 cups whipped non dairy topping
  • 1 avocado pureed/mashed well
  • 2 tbsps powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lime juice


For the cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 330 degrees.
  • Place the coconut oil, avocado and sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer. Then, add in the egg and coconut milk and beat well
  • Add in the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt and beat till well incorporated.
  • Spoon into a lined muffin tray and bake for 30-35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.

For the whipped avocado cream:

  • Place the whipped topping, pureed avocado, powdered sugar and lime in a bowl and beat well with an electric mixer. 
  • When cupcakes are cooled, top them with Whipped Avocado Cream and sprinkles if so desired.


Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 297mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g
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  4. Mmm, I love the idea of avocado cupcakes! So pretty!

    And I’m with you, I love to travel… & I think it’s worth every cent to see the world! 🙂

  5. These look incredible Shashi!!! So healthy and delicious. The whipped avocado cream is so beautiful, and I love the colour! I can’t wait to try these!

  6. Leo Tat says:

    When I went to Thailand last year, we decided to bring a walkie talkie with us. Worked out really well; didn’t need to pay for roaming or buy 2 local sim cards.

    Love your avocado cupcakes. Never tried avocado cupcakes and I love the green colour.

  7. Ben Maclain says:

    Oh, it’s been quite a slice, Shashi! I guess I’ve been reading your blog for almost 2 years now, so I’m get used to the name. Right, changes might be a little scary, but I have no doubt the new name won’t disappoint you (And us too). And these avocado cupcakes make the great farewell to the old one!

  8. I also love to spend my money on traveling, Shashi. And these avocado cupcake looks so pretty, healthy and delish. And that healthier whipped avocado cream is just wow. Loving the new name of your web page, Shashi. Savory Spin is beautiful.

  9. I had an older smart phone which just didn’t work that well — browsing took forever, even on a fast WiFi network. That conked out recently and I have a new one. Wow! What a difference! I can now see why some people seem to live on their phone. Anyway, congrats on your new phone. This absolutely does call for cupcakes! Good recipe — thanks.

  10. Avocado cupcakes?? No way!! These sound amazing!!

  11. Savory Spin???? I love it, girl!!!! So exciting. Can’t wait to continue learning all about what spins your world. (But I will miss Runnin Srilankan. It was a great name.) And it looks like these cupcakes do too. So woo hoo! Love avocado anything, and I know I’ll love these cupcakes. This Walmart Family Mobile Plan is so easy and a great money saver, so thanks for the GREAT reminder. Getting two feet of snow today here. Just sayin’. Have a fabulous day my friend. XOXO

  12. Catherine says:

    Dear Shashi, I have to say these cupcakes look fantastic!!! And because they are made with avocados and just a small amount of sugar, I wouldn’t mind having one…maybe two in the morning 😉

    I love the Walmart Family Mobile plans myself…they have saved me a lot over time and who doesn’t just love extra savings?! I hope you and your daughter have a wonderful trip this summer.

    Congratulations on Savory Spin! I love it and I look forward to seeing the new site come Friday. Wishing you a beautiful week until then dear. xo, Catherine

  13. I can’t wait to hear all about where your mega trip is planned to this year!

    Also, I love how we both are frugal and look after the pennies to do the things in life that matter, more than the material stuff. Like travel!

    And I love these avocado cupcakes Shashi! I’ve used Avocado in my chocolate cranberry truffles before, but never in my cupcake recipes. Ingenious!

  14. OMG Shashi, this color is just so pretty and springy! I saw this on Insta and I was in love. I have a recipe using avocado that I’ve been dying to bake with, hopefully this weekend, takes forever to get those to ripen. I love how just 1/2 an avocado got these cupcakes to a pale green. Just beautiful.

  15. this is such a family friendly budget plan! OMG we all need that, right? Sharing. But first.. my drool over the cupcakes

  16. You are a smart sweet mama. It’s always nice to watch where the money goes and you have your priorities all straightened Sashi. Travelling with family is the best thing one can invest in. So much quality time and it is truly unforgettable.
    You never cease to amaze me, love these cupcakes, so cute.
    Savory Spin, I LOVE IT. I can’t wait to see your new baby.. All the very best!!

  17. Avocado cupcakes sound like the perfect way to celebrate to me! And congrats on the new name! I love it.

  18. Shashi, these cupcakes look incredible! Love avocado in sweets! It’s not something you find very often, but when you do… it’s truly something special. I seriously could just eat all of the frosting and then have a few cupcakes, just to make it even. 😉 Congratulations on moving onto to Savory Spin! I can’t wait to see what you have in store. 🙂 Here’s to fresh beginnings and happy new starts. xoxo

  19. puja says:

    Those cupcakes are really cute Shashi. I really loved the green toppings. 🙂

  20. I am going to tell my in-laws about this phone plan because they are looking to get something more affordable!

  21. I love that you added avocado to these cupcakes! Given that I eat so many avocados, I should definitely make these soon. Love learning about money saving tips too. Thanks for sharing!

  22. From one penny-pincher to another, Shashi, I salute your money saving ways! I’ve heard great things about Walmart’s family mobile plans, although we do use a different company. 🙂 Anyways, while I love the Runnin Srilankan name, a makeover is always fun! I can’t wait to see your new site design girlfriend, as I’m sure it is going to be absolutely FAB! Just like these little cupcakes!! The color is so fun and I love that you used avocado! I’ve never had an avocado cupcake before so I’m super intrigued!! I would totally eat these for breakfast AND dessert! Cheers, dear friend! xo

  23. Geez…..I got a fright first when I read that this was your last post….until I read that you will still be blogging, but just under a different name. Can’t miss those delicious recipes! So exciting that you got a new phone and at a great price! Means more money for travel, right? Always nice to have a trip to look forward to, that’s for sure! And these cupcakes? They look amazing! Genius of you to use avocado – one of my favourite ingredients ever! The base of these look so moist and the top so creamy. Can’t wait to give these a try! And the colour? Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. Happy Monday, my friend! xo

  24. It feels like the end of an era with this post, Shashi! I mean I get it…and you’re not really leaving, but still. I can’t wait to see the new site on Friday though! 🙂 Anyways, back to this post…I love that you used avocados for that frosting. How creative is that? It’s the perfect way to do St. Paddy’s Day with a healthy twist. And I’m right there with ya on saving money on cell phones. I’ll have to check out WFM next time I’m in the store. Thanks so much for sharing, and Happy Monday, my friend!

  25. Wow. These are impressive. I absolutely adore the gentle green colour and well, I’m more than a little intrigued to taste these relatively healthy cupcakesfor myself.

  26. Corina says:

    I’ve never had avocado in a cupcake before! These sound delicious and I do love the colour too!

  27. Beautiful spring colour! I love to bake with avocado too. What is non dairy whipped topping?

  28. pretty says:

    Love that these cupcakes are gluten-free. Using avocado is clever and so much healthier.

  29. the cupcakes look stunning, perfect for the time of the year. I am in green mood, and feeling envy because I need a new phone too. Mine is always out of storage space these days. Gotta check my tax returns soon too 😛

  30. I love that these cupcakes use so little sugar. And they’re such a pretty color– perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

  31. As well as being good for you those cup cakes are just so cute!