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Chocolate Chip Bean Muffins
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Chocolate Chip Bean Muffins

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Adding beans to this recipe creates a twist on a classic muffin.



  • 2 (15.5-ounce) cans Great Northern beans, drained and rinsed
  • a cup low-fat milk
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup margarine or butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup whole-wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips


Combine beans and milk in a food processor or blender until smooth. Mix sugar and margarine or butter in a large bowl; beat in eggs and vanilla. Add bean mixture, mixing until well blended. Mix in flours, baking soda and salt. Add in chocolate chips. Spoon mixture into 16 greased or paper-lined muffin tins about half full. Bake at 375 F for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Dietary and Nutrition


Pulses contain carbohydrates, but they are also a good source of fiber. As a result, they have a low glycemic index, which means that they raise blood sugar levels slower than foods with a high glycemic index. Pulses can be incorporated into a diabetic diet to help with blood glucose management.

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A Pocket Guide to Preparing Pulse Foods (FN2068 November 2022)

Pulses are a type of legume, which are seeds that grow in their pods. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) recognizes 11 types of pulses, including dry beans, chickpeas, lentils and dry peas.

On the Pulse of Healthful Eating Using More Pulse Foods In Your Diet (FN1714, Reviewed March 2024)

Pulses are a type of legume characterized by seeds that grow in pods. These ancient crops have been used in worldwide cuisine for thousands of years. Pulses include chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), lentils and dry peas.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen