These cupcakes are rich, chocolatey, fudgey goodness but are actually super nutrient dense. I just love giving my kids delicious treats like these that are totally good for them! Especially as my oldest can't do gluten or dairy, I feel it's so important she doesn't always feel like she's missing out.
Cacao, Beetroot, Bean Cupcakes
3/4 to 1 cup dates (depending on sweetness preferred)
2 cups cooked adzuki beans (or canned beans)
1 cup grated beetroot
1/2 cup coconut flour
3 eggs or 1/4 cup ground flax mixed with 1/2 cup water
generous 1 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup cacao
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla
1 tblsp maple syrup, stevia or honey
1 tblsp Apple cider vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
Chop dates in food processor first, then add all other ingredients and process till well mixed and smoothish. Bake in greased muffin tins at 180 for 30 - 35 minutes.
Ice with the solid part of a can of coconut cream mixed with 2 tblsp cacao and 1 - 2 tblsp honey.