Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl beat sugars with oil.
  3. Blend in beans, salt, buttermilk, and egg substitute.
  4. Mix in flour, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and dates.
  5. Spoon into pan and bake 50 minutes or until done.
  6. Cool 5 minutes, then unmold and cool on rack. Slice and serve cool.
Most Helpful

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]

Sydney Mike July 27, 2011

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.

Lalaloula November 03, 2010