National Chocolate Week: aduki bean and chocolate dessert recipe

Energya recipe, chocolate dessertAduki bean chocolate dessert

This recipe is wheat, yeast, dairy free and with a low Glycaemic Index if you use agave syrup instead of sugar and gram flour instead of normal flour. Perfect nutrition when you want to have a little treat.


  • 150 gr pre-soaked aduki beans
  • 3 tablespoons agave syrup (or sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • ½ tablespoon gram flour
  • 1 pinch baking soda
  • cinnamon and other spices to taste (optional)


Soak the beans overnight. Cook the beans in boiling water for at least one hour then blitz in a food processor. Check that there’s no small bits left, you need to get a smooth paste.

Mix all the ingredients together: melt some coconut oil over boiling water if the weather is cold and set some of it aside for the ramekins.

The mixture should make 4 small muffins. Swirl the coconut oil inside the ramekins, pour the mixture in and cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius.

Serve with either single cream or strawberry jam.

Picture credits: Sheina Donaldson