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Black bean protein muffins

 

 

Makes 9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1½ cups (1 15-oz. can) black beans, drained and rinsed very well
  • 4 Tbsp. Dutch or regular unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup unflavored protein powder*
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 3½ Tbsp. coconut or vegetable oil
  • 1 Tbsp. pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • Optional: ½ cup chocolate chips

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Combine all ingredients except chips in a high-quality food processor, and blend until completely smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Pour into a greased muffin tin. Bake for 20 minutes. When inserted toothpick comes out clean, baking is done.

Store in an air tight container.

*Test recipe used Bob’s Red Mill whey protein powder

Nutrition analysis per serving: 130 calories, 6 g fat, 6 g protein, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 200 mg sodium

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