Monday, September 26, 2016

Gluten Free Chocolate Caramel Black Bean Muffins

Gooey caramel bits fill these chocolate muffins and give them a delicious chocolate and caramel flavor. These muffins are made healthy by using black beans in place of flour, and the beans give them a great, moist texture. If you love the flavor combination of caramel and chocolate, then you will love every bite!

These muffins are easy to put together, and you are going to have them made and ready to eat in no time! And since they are so healthy, they are perfect for breakfast or any time of the day.

Chocolate Caramel 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
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Caramel Bits (NOTE: they are not labeled gluten free. Use under own discretion.)
  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 caramel bits.
  6. Scoop into lined muffin tin and bake for 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Remove from muffin tin and allow to cool. 


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  1. I've still never made the famous bean brownies (or any bean baked good!) Crazy!

  2. You are the queen of black bean muffins, Bethany! The caramel variation is a very nice twist. :-)


  3. I never would have even thought to use black beans in muffins. But it sure does sound good though!

  4. Ug, your treats always make me so hungry! Thank you so much for sharing them with us at Allergy Free Thursdays, Bethany!

  5. These look totally amazing! Thanks for a great idea : )