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Snacks & Desserts Bean Recipes

Snacks & Desserts Beans Recipes

Berry Beans Blast
Blueberry Bean Muffins
Chili Bean Snack Mix
Sweet Beans Pudding

Berry Bean Blast

Makes 4 servings (about 6 ounces each)
Preparation Time: 5 to 8 minutes

1 can (15 ounces) Navy beans or Great Northern beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Navy beans or Great Northern beans, rinsed, drained
1 1/2 cups orange juice
2 cups quartered strawberries
2 to 3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 to 8 ice cubes

Preparation

Process all ingredients, except ice cubes, in blender until smooth. Add ice cubes and blend until smooth. Serve in glasses.
TIP: Berry Bean Blast can be made 1 to 2 days in advance; refrigerate, covered. The drink will thicken in the refrigerator; stir in orange juice or cold water for desired consistency. Frozen strawberries can be used; if using frozen berries, ice cubes will not be needed.
NOTE: Although B.E.A.N. recipes usually call for a specific variety, any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be easily substituted for another.
Starting with dry-packaged beans and need soaking information?

Nutrient Information

Per serving: Calories 207; Fat 1g; % Calories from Fat 4; Carbohydrate 43g; Folate 134mcg; Sodium 245mg; Protein 9g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Cholesterol 0mg

Blueberry Bean Muffins
Makes 1 dozen

2 cans (15 ounces each) Red Kidney beans or 3 cups cooked dry-packaged Red Kidney beans, drained, rinsed
1/3 cup milk
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/2 teaspoon allspice, ground
1/2 teaspoon cloves, ground
1 cup blueberries, fresh or frozen
3/4 cup pecans, chopped

Preparation

Process beans and milk in food processor or blender until smooth.
Mix sugar and butter in large bowl; beat in eggs and vanilla. Add bean mixture, mixing until well blended. Mix in combined flours, baking soda, salt and spices. Gently mix in blueberries. Spoon mixture into 12 greased or paper-lined muffin cups; sprinkle with pecans.
Bake muffins in preheated 375-degree oven until toothpicks inserted in centers come out clean, 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool in pans on wire racks 5 minutes; remove from pans and cool.
NOTE: Although B.E.A.N. recipes usually call for a specific variety, any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be easily substituted for another.

Starting with dry-packaged beans and need soaking information?

Nutrient Information

Per serving: Calories 288; Fat 10g; Calcium 46mg; % Calories from Fat 31; Carbohydrate 43g; Folate 49mcg; Sodium 500mg; Protein 8g; Dietary Fiber 5g; Cholesterol 64mg

Chili Bean Snack Mix
Makes 16 servings

2 cans (15 ounces each) Garbanzo beans or 3 cups cooked dry-packaged Garbanzo beans, rinsed, drained
Butter flavor cooking spray
4 cups toasted wheat, corn or rice squares cereal
2 cups pretzel goldfish or pretzel sticks
1 package (8 ounces) chopped mixed dried fruit (2 cups)
1 package (6 ounces) dried pineapple chunks (1 cup)
1/2 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium Worcestershire sauce
4 teaspoons chili powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon paprika

Preparation

Dry Garbanzo beans well on paper toweling. Place beans in large skillet and spray generously with cooking spry. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until they begin to brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer beans to jelly roll pan and bake at 350? F. until browned and beginning to crisp on the outside, 20 to 25 minutes.
Transfer beans to large bowl; add cereal, pretzel sticks, dried fruit, pineapple chunks and pumpkin seeds. Combine Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, garlic and onion powder and paprika; add to snack mixture and toss to coat well. Spray mixture generously with cooking spray and toss. Transfer mixture to roasting pan.
Back snack mix at 350? F. for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes. Cool; store in air tight container at room temperature.
TIP: Sweet Bean Snack Mix ? Make snack mix as above, substituting 1 tablespoon honey and 1 tablespoon apple juice for the Worcestershire Sauce and 4 teaspoons ground cinnamon, 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg and 1 teaspoon ground allspice for the chili, garlic and onion powders and paprika.
NOTE: Although B.E.A.N. recipes usually call for a specific variety, any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be easily substituted for another.

Starting with dry-packaged beans and need soaking information?

Nutrient Information

Per serving: Calories 216; Fat 3g; % Calories from Fat 11; Carbohydrate 47g; Folate 66mcg; Sodium 351mg; Protein 6g; Dietary Fiber 8g; Cholesterol 0mg

Sweet Bean Pudding
Makes 8 side dish servings (about 1/2 cup each)
Preparation Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Baking Time: 1 hour

1 can (15 ounces ) Navy or Pinto beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged Navy or Pinto beans, rinsed, drained
1 cup mashed cooked or canned sweet potatoes
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar, divided
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Grated rind of 1/2 orange
2 to 4 tablespoons chopped pecans

Preparation

Process beans, sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and eggs in food processor or blender until smooth; add remaining ingredients, except 3 tablespoons brown sugar and pecans, and process until well blended.
Spoon mixture into lightly greased 1-quart casserole; sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons brown sugar and pecans.
Bake, uncovered, at 350 F. until browned and puffed, about 1 hour.
NOTE: Although B.E.A.N. recipes usually call for a specific variety, any canned or dry-packaged bean variety can be easily substituted for another.
Starting with dry-packaged beans and need soaking information?

Nutrient Information

Per serving: Calories 237; Fat 6g; % Calories from Fat 21; Calcium 112mg; Carbohydrate 41g; Folate 45mcg; Sodium 334mg; Protein 7g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Cholesterol 53mg

Snacks & Desserts Bean Recipes