Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cool (breakfast cupcake) Beans!

The baintrain uses the exclamation cool beans all the time - alternating with their other ubiquitous word, awesome.  I couldn't think of a better title for a post that contains a recipe for chocolate cupcakes primarily made out of beans.  

I made cupcakes for breakfast a few weeks ago, and was itching to turn the basic vanilla bean cake into other tasty treats.  I adapted it last weekend, and turned it into carrot cake.   Complete and total success.  Because there's so much protein from beans and eggs, plus so little sweetener, you can have cupcakes for breakfast anytime minus that pesky sugar rush.  

 ::Chocolate Bean Cupcakes::
makes 12 mini and 12 regular

Preheat your oven to 325.  
Add to the bowl of food processor:

2 cups cooked and cooled white beans
6 eggs
1 T cinnamon
3/4 t liquid stevia
1/3 c honey, xylitol or sugar
1 1/2 t Vanilla and or same amount ground vanilla beans

Puree well, then add:

1/4 c melted coconut oil or butter
1/3 c coconut flour
2/3 c cocoa
1/2 t sea salt
1 t baking soda
1 1/2 t baking powder

Bake in greased, lined muffin tins about 20 minutes.  You know how to check cake, and these are done when puffed and slightly cracked on top.  I iced them with the leftover honey cream cheese frosting I used on the carrot cake last weekend - which was 1 brick of cream cheese, 1/2 stick softened butter 1 1/2 c powdered sugar, 1/2 c honey and a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg.

This is the kind of recipe you cannot believe unless you try it.  I call them downright healthy; the baintrain just calls them delicious!

Linked here there and yon: Jen, Frugal Rachel, Kristin, Laura, Alli Sara and Kelli


Miz Helen said...

Hi Lib,
Your Chocolate Bean Cupcakes look very good. I would like to try your recipe. Thank you for sharing and have a good week.!

L.L. Barkat said...

You surprise. How delightful.

This week I let my Littlest host a Valentine's party, and we made some healthy-ish Red Velvet cupcakes. A first. :)

Sue said...

You don't have to feel guilty eating these:) They sound great!

Michelle said...

This is a new one for me...I have never used beans like this before. I am going to try these over the weekend. Thanks for sharing this as I am always looking for new and unique healthy dishes.

damselandfamily said...

I may have to try these! I don't have stevia... is there a reasonable substitute?

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

What an interesting recipe. It sounds delish!

I'd love to have you share this recipe with Sweet Tooth Friday!

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

What a great looking treat! I love how you've included some veggies in these sweet chocolate cupcakes. I found you over at NYCshare and am intrigued by your love of CSAs -- I just got my first box last week!

I'm hosting a CSN giveaway this week at and would love if you were to swing on over and enter!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Wow, those look yummy! I don't know if I have ever made anything so healthy though. :)
Might have to try this!

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said...

These sound awesome! I would love to put beans in cake! Thanks!


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