Breakfast will be an interesting feast with this unusual muffin delight. This moist raspberry muffin is topped with sweet adzuki beans.

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  • Preparation Time

    15 minutes
  • Cooking Time

    20 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating

  • Serves



  1. 6 oz (¾ cup) / 180 ml organic soy or Greek yogurt
  2. ¼ cup / 60 ml organic grass-fed or vegan milk
  3. 1 cup / 160 gm brown rice flour
  4. 1 cup / 160 gm quinoa flour
  5. 1 tsp. / 4½ gm baking soda
  6. 2 tsp. / 9 gm baking powder
  7. Zest of 1 orange
  8. 2 tsp. / 5 gm Stevia or monkfruit powder or ½ cup inulin sweetener
  9. ¼ tsp. / 1½ gm salt
  10. 1 cup / 125 gm raspberries, fresh
  11. ¼ cup / 60 ml avocado oil
  12. 1 tsp. / 5 ml vanilla extract
  13. 1 cup / 295 gm sweet adzuki beans


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F / 190°C. Spray 12 standard muffin baking cups or a muffin pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the rice flour, quinoa flour, baking soda, baking powder, orange zest, Stevia or monkfruit powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, scoop in 2 tablespoons of the flour mixture and combine it with the raspberries.
  4. Stir the oil and vanilla extract into the yogurt. Combine the yogurt with the milk, and slowly fold the combination into the flour mixture; add in the coated raspberries.
  5. Fill the prepared muffin cups with the batter to about ¾ full.
  6. Put a few adzuki beans atop each filled cup. Place the muffin cups on a baking sheet or place the muffin pan over the center rack of the preheated oven; bake for about 20 minutes.
  7. After baking, transfer to a wire cooling rack; let stand for 10 minutes before removing the muffins.


  • Serving Size: 1 muffin
  • Exchanges per Serving: 2 Carb, 1 Fat

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    • Hi, dorobill.
      The foods in our lists are actually collected from around the world (and available in the UK), but lesser known to many. They were selected because they are less mass-produced and therefore relatively unmanipulated and more nutritious and supportive of health and healthy weight management. I encourage you to take advantage of our shopping guide; one of the sites,, offers nice explanations of their foods. Regular supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, and Waitrose are increasingly carrying these items as health-conscious consumers are increasingly requesting them; Holland and Barrett carries even more, of course, and Whole Foods Market even more.

    • Hi, DP1234. The video discussed artificial or overprocessed versions of popular foods that should be healthy, but have been manipulated into being particularly harmful to your goals. Rather than giving up on them altogether, we encourage better versions in their original, natural forms. Note that the foods discussed in the video are only examples, and many other popular foods have been similarly affected—so it’s good to read labels, be aware of how a food is made, and choose whole foods as much as possible. Regarding soy, minimally processed foods such as tofu, yogurt, milk, tempeh, and natto are fine; however, most pre-packaged mock meats tend to be a problem.

  1. I cant see the exchanges for this recipe, where can I find them. If I make without the sweet adzuki beans (which I cannot find anywhere) and add as a snack replacement, what else do I need to include in my menu to replace the adzuki beans. Will eating either nuts, sunflower seeds or pinenut kernels be a suitable alternative?

  2. Made these this morning. My opinion is NOT to make again until I can find the right bean…definitely not “Aduki” bean….use AdZuki beans! The mixture was very dry and crumbly, so I added some Aduki bean puree’ (i.e. kellyheitzman version) to the mixture…ugh! I ate two of them only for nutritional content and I was hungry. I went to a lot of expense to make this recipe. You definitely need the right bean, and DO NOT put bean puree’ in the mix 🙁

  3. Are “Aduki” beans the same as “AdZuki” beans? The closest thing I could find are the Eden Organics “Aduki” beans. Is there another bean that would be a good sub? Also, I thought about substituting raspberries for strawberries; would be just as tasty, however, the nutrients would be different. I will follow kellyheitzman’s suggestion with these beans.

  4. Hi, mssharon, and welcome. Your breakfast sounds great. If you want, you can have your menus generated based on foods you yourself chose by using the full Menu Planner application (in “Apps” above) – it comes with a tutorial.

  5. I cannot find adzuki beans! I looked with the beans in both Giant Eagle and Walmart, as well as in the health food aisles….however, I don’t think I thought to check the oriental/japenese section…. is this where they’ll likely be found? I’m very anxious to try them!!

  6. Hi, Dolphinmuse. Sweetened adzuki beans are actually quite different from what you’re describing – they are basically beans that have been made into a chunky jam. You can make the equivalent at home by cooking the beans in sugared water.

  7. I used canned aduki beans from Eden organics, washed, drained pulsed in food processor, added a little water and 3 tablespoons raw coconut crystals to sweeten and 1-2 teaspoons stevia syrup. Puréed beans in baked goods add moisture. I also added 2 teaspoons monk fruit sweetener in the dry mixture. I added the wet mixture along with one tablespoon of egg whites into the food processor with the puréed beans.They turned out moist and yummy!

  8. I made these this morning for breakfast and was quite pleased with them, I will do a bit tweaking next though. I couldn’t use the sweetened beans so used dried and soaked and cooked them yesterday. I swapped the rice flour out for a mix of chickpea and potato starch flours and I used 2 eggs instead of the milk. I added water to the mix until it was of a similar soft dropping consistency to my other baking recipes. They rose well and were moist, I did find there weren’t enough raspberries for my taste and I will add the beans to the mix next time as I found sprinkled on the top they were too crunchy for me. They did take a bit longer to cook but all ovens are different and I know from experience that mine is less hot than others.

    • Agreed. I use common store bought items and preferrably items I already have that I need to use up. Not getting all organic, all natural ingredients, its just not budget friendly at all. I can follow the menu and portions just fine with normal ingredients. Don’t stress over it 🙂

  9. I didn’t find when to add the adzuki beans to the mixture. All it says is to sprinkle some on the top. Only in the comments section did it say anything about the muffins being stuffed with the beans. Of course, I didn’t see that until I’d already made them – ugh!
    Also, how many calories is each muffin?

  10. Hi this is my first time on this trim down club site. I have been going through all recipes and have found that a lot do not have the amount of carbs in each serving. Is it possible to include them for us Diabetics. We run by them for insulin measures.

  11. Hi, FitandFabulous. Ingredients and these recipes and many of those recommended in this program were selected for their beneficial influence on metabolism and therefore weight loss and general health. The fact that they are lesser known means they are not mass-produced and therefore less refined or otherwise modified in ways that deplete the nutritional value.
    Monk fruit powder is a relatively new (to the western world) natural no-carbohydrate sweetener; the two easiest found brands are Monk Fruit in the Raw and Nectresse.
    Regarding shopping Pennsylvania: try Weis Markets, Whole Foods Market, Trader Joes, or even CostCo, WalMart, and Target. It really is worth it to try some of these things and see which you can adopt into your fare – it may actually make gluten-free easier if you have more of a selection (i.e. adding brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, etc. products).

  12. Again the ingredients in these recipes are a little far reaching. What is monk fruit powder and is it gluten free and adzuki beans. Who thinks of this stuff. I’m all about eating healthy but these recipes are not the easiest ingredients half of this stuff will not be available in northeastern Pennsylvania. Gluten free is expensive enough without having to add these unusual items to recipes please make modifications or put substitutions in parenthesis

  13. It would help this recipe to be very clear on finding CANNED or JARED SWEET Adzuki Beans. I had dried and had to cook them, then try to sweeten them. They were OK but I expect the muffins may have been better with the jarred kind.
    For you experienced bakers out there – What can be done to help the muffins be a bit less dry? If it weren’t for the moisture in the raspberries, they would completely crumble. Would more yogurt or milk help?
    I’m thinking about trying this one again and adding some maple syrup. How much would that alter them?

  14. Hi, CarolClay. Coconut oil is much higher in saturated fat, so it is not ideal. If you don’t like the taste of the avocado oil, try one of the recommended nut oils, such as almond, hazelnut, or macadamia (even light olive oil or unrefined organic canola is OK).

  15. Hi, njtdockter. How many you can eat for a snack largely depends on your total intake for the day, but yes, up to two is possible if you do not have a lot of fat in other meals, and do not eat them with other high-carb foods.

  16. Hi, r2b2. Olive oil is wonderful health-wise, of course. If it works for you tastewise, that’s all that matters!
    Regarding the beans, yes, “sweet adzuki beans” are always pre-cooked. Sorry about the confusion!

  17. The adzuki bean is a small red bean that is often sweetened, then canned or jarred, and used in sweet beverages and foods, such as this. It can be prepared unsweetened from scratch (it is also sold dried), though this is a less common use. Like other beans/legumes, it is high in protein, fiber, and minerals. It is sold in oriental and health-conscious supermarkets (including large chains such as Whole Foods Market and Trader Joe’s), but is increasingly available in regular supermarkets as well.

  18. I am anxious to try these. I found the adzuki beans in bulk form at the local co-op. I am cooking them as we speak. I hope they provide the sweetness that is implied. The flours are all available there as well. I also found them at the local grocery. I agree, the price is a bit high. I will make the batch and freeze most for future use. The flip side of the price is that if my health improves and I am slimmed down, I save in the long run. Since I am just starting this program, I am not sure how I’ll do. Best to all.

  19. Ossie Please respond.
    I have made the muffins. They turned out great and taste yummy. I did replace the avocado oil with olive oil. (Is that OK). The other thing is the adzuki beans. I found some dried adzuki beans in a health food store (in Australia). I measured out a cup and tried to place them on the top of the muffins. No mention of putting them in the mixture. While they were cooking they became even drier and fell off the top. I noticed somewhere about the beans being in a jar. Does that mean we have to cook them first??? DefinItely could not use up a cup by placing them on the top. HELP PLEASE!!!!!

  20. Have no idea what the beans are, no shop in Britain have them, found them heavy, begining to wish I haven’t wasted my money , most off the recipes hav so many things in, i need a bigger house for my shopping.

  21. There’s no mention in the recipe of cooking the beans but I assume you must….. yes?? I can’t imagine eating a muffin with a bunch of hard dried beans sprinkled on top! What have people done with the beans?
    PS: for those who can’t find the beans look in the dried beans area of your grocery store – maybe you’ll find them there.

  22. You can find most of the flours and other ingredients needed for these muffins, and indeed for the entire menu plan, at Trader Joe’s, or order them from Amazon. I am in the process of making these muffins, but I am not adding the beans. That is the one thing I could not find. I will substitute a few nuts instead, as they are also good sources of protein. Of course that will add a bit more fat to the muffin, so I will subtract the fat from another meal or snack on the menu. The trick is to be creative with menu substitutions if ingredients are not available. I have lost 8 pounds in less than two weeks using the program.

  23. I think it is a good site and you can make substitutions on some recipes.
    The benefit is to learn the type of food combining they are suggesting. Finding the right chemical combination for yourself is much more difficult on your own. I’m new but I’m not giving up yet. It might be because I removed a few stubborn pounds right away and still losing and…feel good.

  24. I made them as well. Mine were a little heavy too and didn’t rise much either. They are definitely filling, and are a little grainy but ok. I wish they would put the picture back up that had the bean’s on the top that looked more like the muffins.

  25. Hey I’m American and I never heard of a lot of this stuff and I can’t find it at the store and what I do find is way out of my budget. I like the idea of the diet but I’m beginning to think this is some kind of joke! Maybe I can substitute a lot of things and make it work.

  26. makeing your own flour is quit easy (do a google search). If you have a coffee grinder that works just takes a little longer – I have a vita-Mix so in the end finished mine with this. I didn’t have the adzuki beans but I had some sprouted bean trio (costco)I had cooked up the other day to use as beans as noted. The beans go on the top or mushed in so not a big deal if you use something different. I also picked up with quinoa and brown basmati rice from costco. For the oil, Walnut or Truffle or even olive would be fine I am sure.

    I have just made these so will let you know how they taste. 🙂

  27. The muffins didn’t rise much but they held together and the beans stayed on top.
    25-30 minute cook time. I will try this again with a milk adjustment. I think I added to much milk because the muffin became heavy. It tastes ok and is filling. My first crumble mixture was lighter, golden in color and it was close to a good texture. Has anyone else tried this recipe?

    • I have to agree with this the recipes are very American and having paid all this money l feel it has been a waste.

      I really feel that you should adapt your respites to the countries you sell this programme to.
      Otherwise people will give up.
      If you cannot easily find the ingredients and enjoy the food without worries about finding food stuffs you have never known about it is not worth trying.
      I feel l have wasted my money and it is not cheap.

      • Hi, Anna. The foods in our lists are actually collected from around the world (and available in the UK), but lesser known to many. They were selected because they are less mass-produced and therefore relatively unmanipulated and more nutritious and supportive of health and healthy weight management. I encourage you to take advantage of our shopping guide; one of the sites,, offers nice explanations of their foods. Regular supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, and Waitrose are increasingly carrying these items as health-conscious consumers are increasingly requesting them; Holland and Barrett carries even more, of course, and Whole Foods Market even more.

  28. I can get Stevia at Waitrose in powder form only I think. Never heard of monkfruit! I also do not
    seem to be able to find some of the flours. If you have a Good Health Food shop near you, they may get it in for you.

  29. This sounds a really interesting recipe, but most of the ingredients are simply unavailable in the UK. Like Trudy, I could grind the grains for flour, but will the recipe work with pasteurised milk; how are sweet adzuki beans made; would walnut oil be a suitable substitute for avocado oil; would it work without the sweetener ( neither are available here)

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