Mock Gingerbread Bean Cake
I have been craving gingerbread for weeks. I found a recipe online and then tweaked. So far it's excellent. Next time I will make it a tiny bit less sweet, maybe replace the agave with a little maple extract. If you use whipped toppings I'm sure that would be yummy. I might try a little Greek yogurt with sf vanilla syrup as a topping later.
2c black beans or 1 can, rinsed & drained
2 whole eggs + 1/2c whites (or 4 whole eggs or 1c egg whites)
1 t baking powder
4T applesauce (original recipe used 2T oil + 2T applesauce)
3/4 c coconut palm sugar (or other allowed, dry sweetener)
2T maple agave (original recipe used NSA maple syrup)
Toss it all in a blender then into a greased pan. Bake at 350 until a toothpick comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Makes 12 servings
I doubled all my spices, something I almost always do with this kind of recipe. I would probably not double the cloves next time, they are a little strong but that might also be all the spice in the homemade applesauce.
I intentionally kept the fat low but would probably just use 4 whole eggs normally.
FitDay says 102 calories, 1g fat, 20g carb, 3g fiber, 5g protein
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