Friday, March 25, 2016

White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Black Bean Muffins - March Muffin Madness

I am honored to be participating in March Muffin Madness. This is the gluten-free muffin event version of the other March Madness. MMM is hosted by Shirley at Gluten Free Easily and will run through Tuesday April 5th. There will be 22 bloggers participating in MMM, which means 22 great gluten-free muffin recipes! If you love muffins as much as I do, then you should get excited! There will also be daily giveaway prizes and an overall giveaway throughout the event with prizes, including a very special grand prize awarded at the end, which makes this even more exciting.

For my muffin recipe, I decided to go with these White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Black Bean Muffins.
I love using beans in desserts. They are an easy way to turn a recipe into a gluten free recipe, and they are also good for you. These are the perfect treat for breakfast, for snacking during the day, or for whenever you want a good chocolate and white chocolate fix!
And the really great thing about these muffins is that they are super easy to make, as well. Just let the food processor do the work for you, and you will have them in the oven in no time at all.
These muffins are moist, flavorful, healthy and simple to make. Why not give them a try today?

I put white chocolate chips in them, but I thought that they could use a little extra white chocolate, so I decided to drizzle some on top, as well.

Here is the recipe. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

White Chocolate Chip Chocolate Black Bean Muffins
  • 9 Tablespoons Water, heated
  • 3 Tablespoons Flaxseed Meal
  • 2 Cups Black Beans, drained
  • 1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Oil or Applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup White Chocolate Chips, plus a bit more for drizzle
  1. Heat the nine Tablespoons of water for about 30 seconds in the microwave and add flaxseed meal to it. Set aside 10 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  3. Line a 12 cup muffin tin and spray wrappers with cooking spray.
  4. Combine black beans, brown sugar, oil, vanilla extract, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in the bowl of your food possessor. Add flax-eggs to it when ready, and then puree it all until nice and smooth.
  5. Stir in the white chocolate chips.
  6. Scoop into lined muffin tin and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Remove from muffin tin and allow to cool. Melt a bit more white chocolate and drizzle over the tops.

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Enter the grand prize giveaway via Rafflecopter below. The giveaway includes so many great prizes, such as:  ½ gallon of Hidden Springs Vermont organic maple syrup5-lb bag of Honeyvillealmond flourCuisinart ice cream makerPaderno World Cuisine vegetable slicer/spiralizerCrockpot casserole slow cookerInstant Pot pressure cooker, and more. The grand prize is sponsored by Blendtec. It's a Blendtec Designer 625 with Wildside+ and Twister jars. It's a much loved high-spend blender/all-in-one appliance!

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Make sure that you also head over to Gluten Free Easily and enter the giveaway for the daily prizes. There's a new giveaway every day during MMM! And every comment during MMM (one per post) will count as an entry for the grand prize giveaway. These giveaways include awesome cookbooks, resource books, subscriptions, and meal plans.There will be over 75 winners in March Muffin Madness, so be sure to enter both the grand prize giveaway and daily giveaway every day so you can be sure that you will be one of the winners!



  1. I have made black bean brownies but never thought to use them in a muffin. What a great idea. And I really need to use chocolate more often in muffins. If I could eat dairy, I would love the white chocolate in these!

  2. This looks lovely. Do you know if it works with coconut or maple sugar? I may give it a try but wanted to get an idea if you'd experimented.
    Thanks again!

    1. I have never tried with either of those sugars, but I have made with NuNaturals Cocoa Syrup and they turned out well. Give them a try and let me know how they go!

  3. So, no flour of any kind? Do they raise?

    1. No flour. They are more of a fudgy chocolate muffin. They don't raise too much.


    3. I haven't tried the recipe yet, but someone has made homemade dairy free white chocolate and it looks to have turned out great.

  4. I've made the Whole Foods recipe for black bean brownies & they are good, but this muffin recipe sounds MUCH healthier. I'll definitely give it a try.

    1. Follow up: I made these yesterday & they were delicious. Very moist. (I used dark chocolate instead of the white chocolate because that is what I had.)

  5. The black beans must make them so moist! Yum!

  6. These look so delicious! That's an awesome giveaway. I love my Blendtec. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Savoring Saturdays gluten free linky party.

  7. Hi Bethany--Thanks so very much for sharing these fabulous muffins in March Muffin Madness with us all! I truly love ALL flourless recipes because they're naturally gluten free. These are very special being made with black beans. :-) Plus I love that there's double chocolate. ;-)