High protein mocha and black bean muffins

by Leanne Ward

These are so tasty with your morning cup of tea and coffee! They also contain less sugar and more protein and fibre than traditional chocolate muffins.

High protein mocha and black bean muffins

Serves: 18 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.7/5
( 12 voted )


  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1.5 cups wholemeal self raising flour,
  • 1/4 cup coffee flavoured protein powder
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup natural powdered sweetener
  • Wet ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup tinned black beans
  • 1/2 cup of strong espresso coffee
  • 1/2 cup milk of your choice
  • 1/4 cup natural Greek yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or olive oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean essence


  1. Pre heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a bowl & set aside.
  3. In a blender, add all the wet ingredients & pulse until a smooth batter is formed.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients & fold until combined.
  5. Pour batter into 18 cupcake molds & bake until brown or a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean (roughly 20-25 mins). I recommend checking the muffins after 20 minutes to prevent them burning.
  6. Enjoy your muffins with a cup of coffee or tea or as a delicious pre-workout snack.
  7. Leftovers will store in the fridge for a few days or can be frozen.


You can use any flavour of protein powder you like (eg. chocolate or vanilla). If you don't have any protein powder, simply add an extra 1/4 cup powdered sweetener instead.

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rachel November 12, 2018 - 1:06 am

how many calories are in these

Leanne Ward November 14, 2018 - 7:51 am

Sorry I’ve never worked it out but you can put it into something like my fitness pal to figure it out if you like 🙂

Anny March 3, 2018 - 8:01 am

What brand coffee protein powder did you use?

Leanne Ward March 3, 2018 - 8:39 am

I used happy way as they have a coffee flavour 🙂

Rachel November 1, 2017 - 8:55 am

These look great. By powdered sweetener do you mean natvia or gasp, sugar?

Leanne Ward November 1, 2017 - 11:30 am

Natvia would be perfect! That’s what I used 🙂


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