Delicious Autumn Dessert
As the cooler weather signals that autumn is here, Dr. Sinatra and I love to curl up with a mug of hot tea and the occasional sweet treat. And one of our favorites combines quercetin-rich apples and blood sugar-lowering cinnamon with a surprising fiber source: pinto beans.
(Makes 16 servings)
- ¼ cup light olive oil
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup molasses
- 2 eggs
- 1 (15 oz.) can unsalted or low-sodium pinto beans, rinsed, drained and slightly mashed
- ¾ cup seedless raisins
- 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- ½ tsp. ground cloves
- ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
- 2 medium apples, peeled and grated
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 13" x 9" x 2" pan with nonstick cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Pour into pan and bake 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cake comes out clean.
Nutrition Facts per Serving: Calories 180; Total Fat 4.5 g Sodium 17 mg Total Carbohydrate 47.5 g Fiber 3 g; Protein 7.5 g
For more great heart healthy recipes, visit Dr. Sinatra's Web site.
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