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Kidney Bean Muffins

What you need: 

1 - 15 ounce can red kidney beans (or 1-1/2 cups cooked), drained and rinsed
3/4 cup nondairy milk
1 egg replacer (1 tablespoon ground flax whisked with 3 tablespoon warm water)
1/4 cup canola oil (or 2 tablespoon applesauce and 2 tablespoon oil)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1 cup whole wheat flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch ground cloves

What you do: 

1) Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Puree beans and non-dairy milk in blender or food processor.
2) In a small bowl blend egg replacer, oil, brown sugar, and raisins if you want them (I suggest them!). Add bean/milk mixture to this and stir.
3) In a large bowl mix the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and spices. Add wet ingredients to dry, mix just until combined (don't overmix!). Fill muffins cups.
4) Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges start to pull away from the pan.
I know this sounds kind of weird, but it's awesome and delicious, and it's a great way to get more fiber and nutrients into your diet. Have you ever had a bean roll from a Chinese bakery? These muffins sort of remind me of that deep, rich spiced flavor. Remember that peanuts are a legume like beans, and we don't mind putting pb in everything, including sweets (at least I don't!). Just give this one a try!
Source of recipe: My mom used to make this for me when I was a kid, and I veganized it.

Preparation Time: 
15 minutes, Cooking time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15 minutes
Servings: 
12
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

I made this recipe substituting Great Northern beans for the kidney beans, adding a half cup of  dates to the soy milk and beans in the food processor,  and a half cup of chopped walnuts to the mix with the raisins. The muffins are excellent fresh from the oven and even better pulled from the freezer for a quick breakfast. I'm going to ramp up the spices for the next batch and may even try adding some cocoa.

Excellent recipe. Thanks.

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im very excited to try these as i dont think it sounds weird at ALL!!!  some of the best ice cream ive had was in asia and was "red bean" flavored!!  thanks!

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