Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Fun with Flour Mill: Adding Black Bean Flour to Chocolate Cupcakes

My number one reason for investing in a counter-top flour mill was to utilize the large variety of grains and beans on my shelves quicker and in more recipes.  When I read the suggestion to add black bean flour (up to 2 tablespoon) to a chocolate cake flour mix, I went for it.  The Double Chocolate Cupcake recipe from Forks over Knives called for 1 cup whole wheat pastry or spelt flour.  I ground wheat berries and farro to make 14 tablespoons of flour, then added 2 tablespoons of flour from milled black beans to equal 1 cup.   My dry storage inventory is smaller and the nutrient density higher.   

Double Chocolate Cupcakes

(12 Servings)

Combine boiling water and cocoa powder in a small food processor. 
1 cup boiling water
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

Add dates, figs, brown rice syrup and salt.  Cover and process until smooth. 
1 cup pitted dates, tough ends removed
1/2 cup dried figs, stem removed
1 tablespoon brown rice syrup
Dash salt

Add vanilla.
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
Transfer to a covered container.  Chill at least 3 hours until frosting is firm.

Add vinegar to milk and allow to stand a few minutes to curdle.
1 cup non fat milk
1 teaspoon cider vinegar

Melt chocolate in microwave.  (I use a 1 pint measuring cup)
2 ounce unsweetened chocolate, broken in pieces

Add curdled milk to chocolate and mix.  Stir in sugar, applesauce and vanilla.
7 tablespoon sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla

Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl.
14 tablespoon whole wheat and farro flour
2 tablespoon black bean flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Gradually add liquid ingredients to dry, mixing only until blended.
Divide batter (5 tablespoon each) into a 12 muffin cup pan, greased with an olive oil spray.  Bake at 350F. for 20 minutes.  Cool in pan on a rack for 20 minutes.  Remove from tin.   

When cupcakes are completely cool, spread with frosting.



1 comment:

  1. I love chocolates and if it is in cupcake than what to say. Thanks for sharing the recipe of yummy cupcake, i will definitely try this at home.

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