Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins
Okay, this sounds just unique enough to be either really great or really atrocious--I can't pass it up :). From All American Vegetarian: A Regional Harvest of Low-fat Recipes by Barbara Grunes and Virginia Van Vynck. They say "Without imposing much of their own flavor, (the beans) make this spicy loaf moist and full-bodied." Posting for safekeeping with the tweaks I will likely make; original amounts in parentheses.
- 1⁄3 cup sugar (1/2 c)
- 1⁄8 cup brown sugar (1/4 c)
- 2 tablespoons canola oil (1/4 c)
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened applesauce (not in original)
- 0.5 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 3⁄4 cup fat-free buttermilk
- 1⁄4 cup egg substitute
- 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour
- 3⁄4 cup flour (calls for all AP)
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1⁄4 teaspoon clove
- 1⁄2 cup dates, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a large bowl beat sugars with oil.
- Blend in beans, salt, buttermilk, and egg substitute.
- Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and dates.
- Spoon into pan and bake 50 minutes or until done.
- Cool 5 minutes, then unmold and cool on rack. Slice and serve cool.
Definitely unusual! Definitely full of flavor! Definitely very satisfying! Thanks so much for sharing it! I did pretty much follow the recipe on down, but I actually used a rounded measure of the dates & those were Medjool! I do think the first revierer had a great idea about mashing the beans (something I'll have to try another time), but still we were very satisfied with the bread as I made it! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe! [Made & reviewed in I Recommend recipe tag]
Now this was great indeed! Loved the unique flavour combination and texture! I made the full recipe but used only 1/4 c of sugar as I thought the fruit (I used raisins due to personal preference) would be sweet enough and it was just perfect for our taste.
As Im not vegan I used a real egg, but other than that I stuck to your recipe and loved every bite of the finished result!
Next time I might mash the beans as they would be more evenly distributed that way, I think.
THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing this truly unique and wonderful recipe with us, smellyvegetarian!
Made and reviewed for Veggie Swap #28 November 2010.