Flourless Black Bean Muffins
This recipe comes to you from a desperate mom wanting to find a healthier chocolate muffin for my chocolate addict of a three year old. She loves chocolate, it's her favorite. If you know us we are a healthy family so finding healthier chocolate options for her can be tricky and also we limit how much she consumes. Sweets are limited in our house.
While we were staying in the lodge before moving into a new home here in Europe they had a very small free breakfast every morning. It included limited fruit, pre packaged oatmeal, prepackaged muffins, and sugary cereal. None of which I was very happy to give my daughter but we had to eat. I'll be honest, she ate a good share (okay maybe like 5 ) of the prepackaged chocolate muffins during our almost two week stay there. Every time she ate one I felt so guilty because I knew what was going in her body wasn't good. It wasn't the worst thing in the world but it also wasn't the healthiest option.
When we finally moved into our home and received our household goods I started my search for a healthier chocolate muffin option for Zae. I searched Pinterest and found a few recipes but none of them were the "right" one. They all had pretty much the same basic recipe but some had things I didn't like and some did. I decided to piece together my own recipe and voila! I have a great recipe that my daughter loves and Im going to share with all of you. It's so easy
First you need to gather all your ingredients. I always suggest to get organic any chance you can but everyone is different with their preferences.
You will need:
1 (15 ounce) can of Black Beans. Drain and rinse them well.
4 free-range eggs
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 tablespoons of Coconut oil (doesn't have to be melted, just make sure it's not hard and solid.)
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup of unsweetenedcacao powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt (I honestly never measure exactly, I have a hand crank salt so I just guess)
optional: about 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees, put muffin/cupcake liners in a 12 cup muffin tin. The first time I baked them the stuck to the liners so I sprayed them with some olive oil spray and they still stuck a little but not as bad. - Put the can of black beans and the 4 eggs into a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add the honey, coconut oil, and vanilla and blend.
- Add the cacao (cocoa) powder and salt and blend well again.
- Once everything is blended evenly distribute into the muffin tins have your little one drop as many chocolate chips into each muffin tin as you want. I tell Zae to drop 5 in every one.
-You can add more to the muffins if you want. My husband loves them with walnuts on top, the skies the limit with what you can add.
- Bake for about 25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool on a cooling rack then enjoy!
-I store them in an airtight container or bag in the fridge.
As you can see, my daughter absolutely loves these muffins! They're healthy and chocolaty and oh so yummy.
Let me know if you try this recipe out!
Thanks for reading,