Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Wednesday’s Helping: Sweet Beans

Legumes can carry a dessert

Tired of fresh fruit being the only option for more nutritious desserts?  Remember that fully cooked black beans and other softened beans (such as azuki beans) can form the base ingredient for several sweet dishes.  Mooncakes, red bean ice cream, or buns stuffed with sweet bean paste are popular in Asia.  Meanwhile, look for several variations of Habichuelas con dulce aka sweet cream of beans in the Dominican Republic and Central America.  Lastly, try making dessert hummus using natural sweeteners like honey and peanut butter.

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