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Old 04-02-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Banana Cake success (secret agent beans)

I tried the chocolate cake recipe using a can of beans the other night - went well so thought.... why not banana. It was my Dad's 71st birthday last night. I hosted a small gathering of friends for him and decided to try out this cake on the unknowing test subjects.

I served it with whipped cream and it got rave reviews...with a lot of ...'Oh this is sooo good.' So afterward when I asked them to guess what was in it...nobody could believe it was a can of beans. One non low carbing person said it was one of the best banana cakes they had eaten.

So here's what I used.

1 can great northern beans (rinsed and strained)
4 eggs
5 Tbs Truvia plus 5 packets of splenda
1/4 cup of ricotta cheese
2 Tbs coconut oil
1 rounded t of baking powder plus 1/2 t of baking soda
2 and 1/2 t of banana extract
(mixed all this in the food processor for several minutes)
then added a large handful of chopped walnuts to the mix
baked for 32 m at 350 in a 13x8 baking dish

I could have handled the cake a little less sweet but everyone else thought it was about right..for my tastes I would omit the splenda or pull out 1 of the Tbs of truvia.

Dont' have any black soy beans yet but want to try them out with this recipe soon to further lower the carb count. I think it is around 6 gm for a good sized piece as the cake is.
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:20 PM   #2
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Sounds very interesting beanbananabliss
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Old 04-02-2011, 04:26 PM   #3
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:40 PM   #4
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Did you ice it at all? If so, what did you use?
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:18 AM   #5
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Did you ice it at all? If so, what did you use?
Thanks,

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I did not ice the banana version. Just dolloped some freshly whipped, stevia sweetened cream on top.

I did ice the chocolate version. I made a chocolate butter frosting out of half a stick of butter, 2T of boiling water, 2T of ground truvia, 2T of cocoa. I beat all that together...it was delish.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:22 AM   #6
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My Mom asked for this recipe after tasting and enjoying.

She made her's ginger flavored using 2 heaped t of ginger powder and 1 t of cinammon. She had some pinto beans she had cooked up that were sitting in the fridge so she just used a cup and a half of those. She said it turned out great, she's going to be making these bean cakes all the time now for her and Dad. Yay!
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Love me some banana bread!
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sounds delicious--thanks for the recipe!!!
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I want try this!!! I think it should be called: beanana bread!
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I want try this!!! I think it should be called: beanana bread!
Oh yeah! That's clever. Let me know how it turns out for you.
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LOL... I actually think the texture is probably going to be more realistic than making it with almonds, which I do quite a bit, actually...but beans are more budget friendly... I will let you know when I do make it...
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So coming off my recent baking success with the bean brownies and banana bread...still pumped and giddy...today I decided to try bean cornbread.

Whaaaa! Big dose of failure there.

I tried the recipe that adds 1/4 cup of parm to the beans and eggs. Not so good at all...has anybody had success with a beany cornbread type of thingy?
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:45 PM   #14
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Thanks. I'll give that a go here soon.
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