Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 And 1/4 Cups Sugar

  2. 1/2 Cup Prune Puree (Substitute For 2 Eggs)

  3. 2 Tablespoons Water

  4. 1/3 Cup Canola Oil

  5. 15 1/2Oz Can Or 1 1/2 Cups Cooked, Drained, Rinsed And Pureed Black Beans

  6. 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract

  7. 1 Cup All Purpose Flour

  8. 1/2 Cup Cocoa Powder

  9. 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

  10. 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Preheat oven to 375F for 15 minutes. Grease or line with paper liners 1 regular size muffin tin and 1 mini muffin tin.

  2. Drain the black beans from the can, rinse it well under running water and puree it in a food processor/blender using approximately 1/4 cup of water. The puree should be very smooth without any lumps.

  3. To this also add the sugar, prune puree, 2 tablespoons of water, canola oil and vanilla extract. Process/blend it again for another 2-3 minutes. Transfer it to a large bowl.

  4. In a small bowl whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda.

  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients in 3 parts. That is, first add 1/3rd of the flour mixture to the bean and prune puree, mix it well. Then add another 1/3rd and then the last 1/3rd of the flour mixture. Having some lumps is fine. I found that using a wire whisk to mix the batter worked well than using a spatula. The batter was in the consistency of pancake batter. Initially I felt that the quantity of the wet ingredients was way too much, but once I started mixing it to the flour I was relieved to find out that the proportions were getting right.

  6. Fill the muffin wells 2/3rds full, around 3 tablespoons of the batter. For the mini muffin tin, just use 1 tablespoon. I placed both the muffin tins in the same rack. The mini muffins were done by 9 minutes and the regular size muffins around 14 minutes. Oven temperatures may vary so check for doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center and it should come out clean.

  7. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Slide a knife around the edges of the cupcake and invert the tin slowly. The cupcakes will fall down, cool them on a rack. Frosting is optional.


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