Beans: Are They Vegetable or Protein?

By madwire | October 21, 2020

If you’ve ever stopped to think about beans and where they come from and the nutritional value they offer, you might be wondering — are beans considered a protein food or a vegetable? The fact is, beans are a very special type of food that is technically classified as a vegetable which also happens to…

A Beginner’s Guide To Eating More Beans

By madwire | September 24, 2020

If you’re like many people who are trying to make better diet and lifestyle choices, then you’ve probably heard of the benefits of eating more plant-based protein such as beans, peas, and lentils. Not only are they a good choice for high-quality protein, but they are packed with fiber and nutrients our bodies need. In…

Orange French Toast

By Stacey | August 26, 2020

Ingredients 1 cup orange juice 3/4 cup chickpea flour 2 tbsp sugar, pure cane or coconut 1/2 tsp cinnamon 8 slices bread, sourdough, French bread or bread of choice coconut oil, or other neutral oil, for greasing maple syrup, pure; for serving powdered sugar, for serving; organic Instructions Preheat griddle according to manufacturer’s instructions. If using stovetop skillet, set aside and heat over medium to…

Blueberry Breakfast Cake

By Stacey | August 26, 2020

Ingredients DRY: 1 cup flour, white whole wheat 1/2 cup chickpea flour 1/4 cup coconut sugar 1 cup blueberries, fresh 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 1/8 tsp salt WET: 2 large eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/4 cup honey 2 tbsps coconut oil, melted 1 cup almond milk, unsweetened Instructions First, preheat to 350ºF and spray an 8×8 inch square pan with coconut oil cooking spray. Place all…

Blueberry Lemon Loaf

By Stacey | August 26, 2020

Ingredients 5 tbsp butter, salted; melted 1 cup white beans, pureed 1 1/2 cups sugar, granulated 3 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 3 tbsp lemon juice 1 tbsp lemon zest 1 cup flour, all-purpose 1/2 cup chickpea flour 1 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 cup blueberries Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat the melted butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon juice, white bean…

Sweet Pea Pancakes

By Stacey | August 26, 2020

Ingredients 2 1/2 cup pancake mix 1 cup water 1 cup split peas, yellow, cooked and well drained 1/4 cup honey, or brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 cup butter syrup, optional topping Instructions Add pancake mix to medium sized bowl. Slowly stir in water until well mixed. In a separate medium sized bowl, add yellow peas and mash…

Peanut Butter Chickpea Energy Bites

By Stacey | August 26, 2020

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups chickpeas, cooked 1/2 cup peanut butter, smooth, all-natural 1/3 cup honey 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp vanilla extract pinch salt 1 1/4 cup oat flour 1/3 cup chocolate chips, mini Instructions First place chickpeas, peanut butter, and honey in a food processor and blend for about a minute on high or until the mixture is smooth. Then, add in cinnamon, vanilla…

Pappy’s Small Red Beans

By Stacey | July 22, 2020

Ingredients: 1 pound Pappy’s Small Red Beans 8-10 cups water or chicken broth 1/2 cup cooked, diced bacon and/or ham (optional) 1 small white onion, diced 1 clove garlic, diced 1/2 teaspoon salt Hot cooked rice Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 1 hour, 40 minutes Yield: 6-8 servings…

Chef Alli’s Chicken and White Bean Soup

By Stacey | April 15, 2020

Ingredients 1-2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts (may substitute chicken thigh meat, if preferred), cooked and shredded 1 Tbs. good olive oil 1 small yellow onion, diced (may substitute 1 Tbs. dehydrated onion flakes) 1 tsp. each cumin ans dried oregano leaves 15 oz. can petite diced tomatoes, with juice 2 cups cooked 21st Century…

Chorizo Andouille Beans

By Stacey | March 31, 2020

(Pinto and Fremont beans) By Pearl and Brett Worden Ingredients 3 cups pinto beans 1 ½ cups Fremont beans 1 medium onion (chopped) 3-4 cloves minced garlic 8oz ground chorizo 12 oz Andouille Sausage 1-2 Tablespoons Chicken Bouillon 2 bay leaves 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup Spices to taste: Salt & pepper Cumin Oregano Directions…

Pintos: America’s Favorite Bean

By Stacey | March 26, 2020

Every year, Americans eat more than seven pounds of beans, and the most popular choice is pintos. Likewise, pinto beans are also the most widely grown crop in the U.S. But, other than being something tasty that you eat as a side dish or use to fill a burrito, what else do you know about…

Crispy Burrito Baskets

By Stacey | March 10, 2020

Crispy Burrito Baskets Looking for a delicious spin on burritos? You’ve just arrived! These crispy bowls are easy to bake in the oven and you don’t even have to use a mold! Similar to taco salad baskets, this recipe puts a new spin on burritos.  Course Main Course  Cuisine Mexican  Keyword mexican, Tex Mex  Prep Time 15 minutes  Cook Time 40 minutes  Total Time 55 minutes…

From the Land of Kansas – Cooking with Chef Alli

By Stacey | March 10, 2020

21st Century Bean Processing was the guest on the March 5th edition of Cooking with Chef Alli, presented by From the Land of Kansas on KAKE News. Check out the link below for the news segment:      

MPR News – Appetites: Beans really are a ‘magical fruit’

By Stacey | March 10, 2020

Black Bean Meatballs

By Stacey | February 10, 2020

Ingredients 1 cup black beans cooked until soft 2 tbsp chopped onions 1 tsp dried parsley 1/3 tsp salt 1 tbsp oat flour Optional: olive oil Directions Blend or process your cooked black beans until they look like a puree (if you want, leave some whole beans for texture!) Mix the chopped onions, dried parsley,…

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

By Stacey | May 21, 2019

Ingredients 1/2 Cup(s) (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened 3/4 Cup(s) firmly packed brown sugar or coconut sugar 1/2 Cup(s) granulated sugar or monk fruit sugar 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla 1-1/2 Cup(s) black bean flour 1 Teaspoon(s) Baking Soda 1 Teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon 1/2 Teaspoon(s) salt (optional) 3 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (quick or old…

Peanut Butter Blossoms

By Stacey | May 20, 2019

INGREDIENTS 1 ½ C Pea flour 2/3 C granulated sugar 1/3 C packed brown sugar ½ C butter ¾ C peanut butter 1 egg 2 Tbsp milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 48 chocolate kisses or stars DIRECTIONS 1.  Preheat oven to 375 degrees, remove chocolates from wrappers 2. …

Snickerdoodle Cookies

By Stacey | May 20, 2019

INGREDIENTS 1 3/4 C Garbanzo flour ½ tsp ground nutmeg 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp fine sea salt 1 C plus 3 Tbsp sugar ½ C oil or warmed coconut oil 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp unsweetened applesauce 2 tsp ground cinnamon DIRECTIONS 1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line baking…

Caramel Chip Pecan Cookies

By Stacey | May 20, 2019

INGREDIENTS 2 C + 2 Tbsp Garbanzo flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt ¾ C butter, melted ¾ C packed brown sugar 1/2 C granulated sugar 1 large egg + 1 egg yolk 2 tsp vanilla extract 10 oz caramel chips ¾ C pecans, chopped DIRECTIONS 1.  Preheat oven…

Chewy Protein Cookies

By Stacey | May 7, 2019

Ingredients 2 C Coconut Flakes 8 Tbsp Pea Powder 1 tsp Cinnamon 8 Tbsp Maple Syrup Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees Place all ingredients into bowl and stir Scoop cookies onto tray Gently flatten Bake for 15 min Source:

Chocolate Pea Protein Shake

By Stacey | May 7, 2019

Ingredients 3/4 C Water 1 frozen banana 1 soft date (optional for sweetness) 2 Tbsp cacao powder 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 2 Tbsp Pea Powder 1 C ice cubes Instructions Combine all but ice in blender, blend until smooth. Add ice and blend again until smoothie is at a milkshake texture   Source:

Blonde Brownies

By Stacey | May 7, 2019

Ingredients 2 cups Yellow Pea Flour (Powder) 1/4 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 2/3 C butter 2 C brown sugar, firmly packed 2 eggs, slightly beaten 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 C chocolate chips 1/2 C white chocolate chips 1/3 C chopped nuts Instructions Mix flour, soda, baking powder, and…

Lentil Salad

By Stacey | April 29, 2019

Ingredients 1/4 C Extra Virgin Olive Oil 3 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar Juice of 1/2 Lemon 1 tsp Dijon Mustard 1 tsp Sea Salt 1 1/1 C cooked, drained, and cooled green or brown lentils 1 C Cherry Tomatoes, halved 1 C Sliced Cucumbers 1 C diced Red or Yellow Bell Peppers 1/2 C Kalamata…

Black Bean Flour Tortillas

By Stacey | April 15, 2019

Ingredients 1/3 cup black bean flour 1/2 cup cornstarch 2 Tbsp. tapioca flour 1/2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. cumin 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 1/2 cups filtered water Instructions Combine the dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix until combined. Mix in the wet ingredients with a whisk until the batter is…

Chocolate Zucchini Muffins

By Stacey | April 15, 2019

Ingredients 3 eggs 1½ cups sugar ⅔ cup coconut oil 2 cups grated zucchini 3 cups fresh ground black bean flour ½ tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon ½ cup cocoa Instructions Preheat oven to 350 Combine the eggs, sugar and coconut oil and mix well Add grated zucchini and mix until well combined Add…