Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Red Bean Pumpkin Muffins


A friend and fellow baking adventurer, Kirsten, recently made some black bean brownies that she blogged about and shared with me. Kind of inspiring; I decided to try the baking-with-beans meme a bit myself. First I tried a banana bread with white beans. I think it needed more flour to make up for the added liquid of the beans; it was tasty (and not at all beany) but didn't bake through all the way. The ends were good, though. Today, I decided to give it another try - Pumpkin muffins, with red beans. These came out awesome. I used a recipe out of the King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion, with a little extra flour added to make up for the liquid, and heavy on the spices to mask any beaniness (and the fact that my spices are getting old...) Moist but not too dense, and a little glaze for sweetness and visual interest. Yum...

2 comments:

SnowLeopard said...

They sure look pretty! And anything with pumpkin has a definite plus on it's side... So they were really tasty, or only okay? Might try baking some myself if you can give a good enough recommendation... :)

Turi said...

They were EXCELLENT. Of course, they would have been without the beans, too. Man, I love pumpkin stuff...