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Chocolate (Black Bean & Yam) Cuppins!

on June 8, 2012

My beautiful aunt sent me a recipe a couple of weeks back and I made two attempts to turn it into a vegan recipe … no luck – YET!

So, we twisted it around a wee bit and this is what we came up with.

In a food processor…

  • 1c of black beans (we soaked a bowl full overnight and cooked them to use for other recipes)
  • 1/2c of dark cocoa powder (we use camino)
  • 1/4c of steamed yam
  • 1/4c of maple syrup
  • 4 organic eggs
  • 1tbsp of oil
  • 1tbsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1tsp of baking soda

Process all of the above until smooth and fill ten large muffin cups three quarters of the way full.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 – 22 minutes and enjoy!

These are by no means a sweet treat, but they are a healthy alternative to a full on yummy, sugary cupcake and you could easily top it with something that would make it a decadant dessert.  🙂

A little organic, 0% vanilla yogurt would be very yummy with this!  🙂

Happy, healthy eating y’all!

PS – Cuppins are what WE call something that isn’t quite a muffin and something that could almost be a cupcake.  🙂


10 responses to “Chocolate (Black Bean & Yam) Cuppins!

  1. Vicki says:

    An artist …

  2. Sophie33 says:

    You can make this vegan by using egg replacers or flax seed mixed with water to replace the eggs! It is easy to do. I love chocolate combined with beans: you don’t taste the beans but the batter is really good! 🙂 I love them!

  3. hännah says:

    This looks absolutely incredible! I’ve used black beans in treats like this but never yams…sounds amazing. 🙂

  4. Brilliant! Love this. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Christine says:

    Wow — this is definitely an interesting recipe! I wouldn’t have thought to put beans and yams in a cupcake (or cuppin, for that matter). As for veganizing it — hmm… it’s pretty tough to replace the “gluing power” of 4 eggs, especially when there’s no glutenous flour in the recipe… I’m stumped! Good luck with it! 🙂

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