Does baking with beans sound weird to you? What if I told you that you can cut the fat and up the nutritional value of your baked goods without sacrificing flavor?
It’s easy to do: Just substitute pureed beans in a 1:1 ratio. Still aren’t sure about this new trick? You can get started by substituting half of your recipe’s oil or butter with pureed beans.
For best results, use black beans for chocolate recipes and white beans in other baked goods. I have substituted black beans in brownies and people were shocked to learn they have this secret ingredient in them. I now get requests for those “bean brownies”!
If you have a sweet tooth, you can make treats more nutritious by using beans to ease your guilt. I have used pureed beans in bread, pancakes, waffles, and a variety of baked items. Not only is using beans nutritious, it’s also economical!
Here are a few recipes from our website using different varieties of beans.