Red, White, Blue (& Brown🍆) ‘Merican Muffins
Recipe type: Savoury Snacks
  • 370g steamed eggplant – drained of excess water
  • 100g dark chocolate – I used 70%
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 10 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 cup gluten free flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  1. Pre-heat oven 200C/400F
  2. Steam eggplant & place in strainer. Push to release water – you want a big ol’ lump of gooey-ness. Weigh out 370g. Place in food processor with dates & flour.
  3. Melt dark choc & coconut oil together, add to processor. Blend until everything is well combined. Stop & scrape down sides, then scoop mixture into an oiled/floured/lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake for 8 mins at 200C/400F & reduce heat to 180C/356F for another 5 mins. Remove from oven, leave to cool 15 mins before turning out onto a wire rack to cool further.
  5. Enjoy with/without healthy frosting
  6. Celebrate your INDEPENDENCE! 🙏🏻
Recipe by Danielle Shine at