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Black bean Chocolate fudgy muffins

I didn't let on to my family what was in these before they tried them and they went down a treat! They are totally plant based, no refined flour, no eggs, or butter, yet a good source of protein and little refined sugar. To be honest, you could leave out the chocolate squares altogether, but I have to admit, coming out of the oven, the melted middles were a real delight!

Why not give them a go and see for yourself x


240g black beans (I used a tin, please rinse and

drain well)

3 tbsp cacao

40g oats (whizzed in blender to flour consistency)

2 tbsp maple syrup

6 pitted dates

2 tbsp melted coconut oil

2 tsp vanilla extract

6-12 squares of minimum 70% quality dark chocolate (I used Green & Blacks therefore used 2 squares per muffin as quite small).

1/2 tsp baking powder & a pinch of salt


1. Preheat the oven to 180C

2. Whizz your oats in the blender then add all the other ingredients, except the chocolate, and whizz again until combined

3. Spoon a little mixture into each of the muffin cases, then place 1-2 squares of chocolate on top before adding the remaining mixture to the cases.

4. Bake in the oven for 16-20 minutes until a skewer comes out clean.

As mentioned, these are at their best eaten warm however they are still lovely the next day too. Keep in an airtight container and consume within 3 days.

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