No, the surprise is not black beans. After I tried that once and they were a fail among the fam I decided to stay clear of those fiber monsters in place of chocolate.
These, however, have the real deal. Cocoa and the real surprise: peanut butter! Who doesn’t love that combo?
I got the original recipe off Daily Garnish but they were made gluten free, so I changed the recipe a bit. It makes about 7 muffins…so if you are looking for more than you can adjust accordingly.
Cocoa Surprise Muffins
1/2 c. + 2 T. whole wheat flour
2 T. chia seeds
1 banana (or 1/4 c. applesauce)
1/2 c. almond milk
2.5 T. cocoa
1 T. brown sugar
2 T. natural peanut butter, plus another 2 T. for the filling
1 T. honey or maple syrup
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. baking soda
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla
In one bowl, mix the dry ingredients (flour, chia seeds, cocoa, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda & salt)
In another bowl, mix the wet ingredients and the banana, leaving out the 2 T. for the filling. (banana, almond milk, 2 T. PB, honey, egg and vanilla)
Combine until just mixed.
Then fill half of your muffin tin with the batter, drop a bit of peanut butter in, then fill the rest.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. Enjoy!