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Fruity Pebble Heart Healthy Cupcakes

A family favorite in my house is definitely cupcakes. No question! Since I bake a LOT, I definitely try to make sure that I balance the number of insanely calorie laden unhealthy treats with ones that are as good for you as they taste. This recipe for fruity pebble cupcakes definitely falls in the second category.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcake recipes, kid-friendly recipes, light recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 545 kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of


  • 1 ½ cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup Heart Healthy butter substitute at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 large egg whites whipped
  • 1/2 cup fruity pebbles grinded in blender or food processor

For Frosting:

  • 1 cup Heart Healthy butter substitute at room temperature
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: Garnish tops of cupcakes with fruity pebbles


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In the bowl of your mixer, add cake flour, baking powder and granulated sugar and mix on low.
  3. Next add in butter substitute and coconut milk and blend until well mixed.
  4. Add in vanilla extract and olive oil and mix well.
  5. Turn off mixer and fold in egg whites.
  6. Lastly, whisk in fruity pebbles.
  7. Add cupcake liners to cupcake pan.
  8. Using an ice cream scooper, scoop mixture into cupcake liners.
  9. Bake cupcakes for 17-21 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean but DON'T OVERBAKE. Because these cupcakes don't have any egg yolks, they have a tendency to dry out faster.
  10. Remove cupcakes from oven and allow to cool on cooling rack.
  11. While cupcakes cool, add cup of butter substitute to bowl of mixer and slowly add in powdered sugar, coconut milk and vanilla extract then slowly increase speed of mixer and beat until well mixed buttercream is formed.
  12. Pipe buttercream on top of completely cooled cupcakes.
  13. Sprinkle tops of buttercream with fruity pebbles and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Fruity Pebble Heart Healthy Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 545 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 296mg 12%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 66g 22%
Sugars 52g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 21.1%
Vitamin C 0.7%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 6.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.