Chocolate ‘Slow Carb’ mug muffin

chocmugmuffin

 

Here’s something I’ve been experimenting with this week. Basically, I took the ground flax seed mug muffin purportedly approved for the Slow Carb diet and subbed in black beans for the flax,  then began tinkering a bit.

Warning: This is not a delicious chocolate concoction, just something to break up the monotony of what can sometimes feel like a fairly restrictive diet. (The tinkering is likely to continue.)

Ingredients

1 egg

1/2 cup pureed black beans

1 T. flax seeds

1 packet Stevia

1 teaspoon each: cocoa powder, cacao nibs, cinnamon, baking powder, coconut oil and vanilla

You can mix everything in the mug, but don’t forget to spray it with cooking spray first. Then pop it in the microwave for 1-2 minutes. Dump it out on a plate to cool.

Note: If you want to do some  tinkering of your own, start with the black beans, stevia, cocoa powder and cacao nibs. Until you put the egg and baking powder in, you can taste “the batter” as you go. At one point, I just wound up eating it like that, as if it were chocolate pudding.

Dumped out on a plate to cool, it somewhat resembles a chocolate muffin. (It doesn't taste exactly like one, but it's something that sort of resembles a "baked good."

Dumped out on a plate to cool, it somewhat resembles a chocolate muffin. (It doesn’t taste exactly like one, but it’s something that sort of resembles a “baked good.”

 

 

 

 

 

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