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Sweet Bean Pudding

No recipe image available.This sweet pudding has a healthy and nutritious secret in the mix—beans and sweet potatoes! Serve this versatile dish as a dessert or side dish.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (15-ounce) can navy or pinto beans or 1 1/2 cups cooked dry-packaged navy or pinto beans, rinsed, drained
1 cup mashed cooked or canned sweet potatoes
1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons packed light brown sugar - divided use
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1/2 cup fat-free milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1/8 teaspoon salt
Grated rind of 1/2 orange
2 to 4 tablespoons chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Process beans, sweet potatoes, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and eggs in food processor or blender until smooth; add remaining ingredients, except 3 tablespoons brown sugar and pecans, and process until well blended.
  2. Spoon mixture into lightly greased 1-quart casserole; sprinkle with remaining 3 tablespoons brown sugar and pecans.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven, uncovered, at 350°F (175°C) until browned and puffed, about 1 hour.

Makes 8 servings (about 1/2 cup each).

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 237; Fat 6g; % Calories from Fat 21; Calcium 112mg; Carbohydrate 41g; Folate 45mcg; Sodium 334mg; Protein 7g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Cholesterol 53mg.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Bean Education & Awareness Network.