These Goji Berry Cocoa-Bean Muffins are flourless, vegan and sugar free. Made with Goji Berries, Cocao Powder and Garbanzo Beans, they will satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking your healthy eating habit.
On my recent trip to China, I found Goji Berries readily available. And they are so cheap!!
They are a staple addition to Congee, the most popular breakfast dish in Asia.
Congee is a plain, rice porridge. But you can stir in yummy condiments, like Goji Berries!
But mostly, the condiments are savory and/or salty. Pickled Tofu, Bamboo shoots and Peanuts are common additions.
But, I digress….back to muffins!!
Goji Berry Cocoa-Bean Muffins
These muffins are my best and worst recipe. I’ll start with the good. They are completely flourless, sugar and grain free. Basically they are baked, sweetened beans. Goji Berries, Cocao and Garbanzo beans all pack a powerful nutritional punch. I’m calling these muffins my worst recipe because they took FOREVER to bake and they were still deflated when they came out of the oven. Oh well, they taste yummy and reheat well.
These muffins are delicious warm, right out the oven. But you can also reheat from frozen. Make sure to use muffin liners to help hold them together.
One day, I was craving some chocolate and these were the only chocolately confection I had in the house. I grabbed one from the freezer, popped it in the microwave for 1 minute and had a delicious Lava cake. Yum!
“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”