Monday, May 25, 2009

Beans for Breakfast Cake

I made the Beans for Breakfast Cake and again it turned out so good. Since Chase wasn’t around to take it from me, I discovered that it’s even tastier the next day. I’m going to keep playing with this recipe. I think I can make hearty cookies out of it, and Chase wants me to make some for him using protein powder so he can have a super protein treat. My method is a little unconventional, but it doesn’t really matter since it has no gluten!

Beans for Breakfast Cake (gluten free)

Makes one loaf

1 T. flax or chia seeds
2 T. water
½ cup gluten free oats, ground
½ cup gluten free oats, whole flakes
½ cup gluten free flour mix (I used Bob’s Red Mill, but you could use any flour on hand)
1 t. baking powder
½ t. xantham gum (omit if you don’t have any)
pinch of salt
3 – 4 T. brown sugar (depending on the ripeness of the banana)
¾ cup white beans, pureed (I’ve used chickpeas and Great Northern)
½ of a medium very ripe banana
2 t. vanilla extract
½ cup nondairy milk (I used So Delicious coconut)
1 T. canola or vegetable oil
¼ cup chocolate chips
¼ cup raisins
¼ cup walnuts


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the flax seeds and water and set aside.

Mix the oats, flour, baking powder, xantham gum, salt, and sugar in a large bowl and stir well to combine.

Place the beans in a food processor (I used a mini prep) and puree. Add in the banana and the flax seeds and process until smooth and incorporated. Add this mixture to the dry ingredients in the large bowl. Stir in the vanilla, milk, and oil and mix well. Stir in the chips, raisins, and nuts.

Spread the mixture into an oiled 8 x 4 inch loaf pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until it begins to pull away from the sides and the top is golden brown, dry, and puffed. Let cool completely in the pan before slicing.

Earlier this week we had Pizza Night. We had a vegan pizza delivered from Hoboken Pie and I had my first taste of Teese. The pizza was a delicious 18-inch monster of a pie.

Thin crust, perfectly topped.

I’m always telling you how much Chase eats, so I’ll tell you I had one slice of this pizza and he ate all the rest at dinner – amazing. He and his girlfriend got bad colds this weekend, but they are still awfully cute!

I’ve been eating lots of salads with fresh foods from the farmers markets and my CSA box. I’ve also made a couple of recipes from Vegan Brunch – my copy finally arrived – one success and one failure. As soon as I organize myself I’ll post all the pictures I’ve taken.

I don’t think we’ll be grilling today since the kids have to work AND they’re sick, but I’ll probably cook something to take them this evening. I took them and my mom to the IMAX yesterday to see the new Night at the Museum movie. It was fun.

It sure is nice to have a Monday holiday!


Andrea said...

I have to get over my phobia of putting beans into cake-like things so I can try the breakfast cake. Did you somehow find a gluten-free pizza? I wish I could order a vegan cheese pizza here. We always make our own but sometimes it would just be nice to get one ready-made.

Rose said...

I'm so making your Beans for Breakfast Cake!

I didn't know there was a pizza place here in Austin that served Teese. Now I'm going to go and check it out!

Lovlie said...

Great cake! My boyfriend sure will love this! He's into bodybuilding and is always on the look-out for extra protein! We recently bought some hulled hemp seeds. I'll try it with those as we seem to be allergic to flax seed and I've never come across chia seeds over here.

Meghan (Making Love In The Kitchen) said...

That bean breakfast cake is amazing. I am going to play around with it using some quinoa and quinoa flakes to ensure it meets the gluten-free needs of my gluten-free clients.

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

I would never have thought of outting chickpeas in a sweet dish. Clever thinking Diann!

Monique a.k.a. Mo said...

Yay! I was waiting for this recipe. And that pizza looks incredible.

Vegan_Noodle said...

Wait, you can get vegan pizza with teese in Austin?!? Can you buy teese in Austin? I see a roadtrip in my future...

That breakfast cake looks delicious!

Hannah said...

I'm definitely making this bean cake... It sounds so awesome, both in terms of taste and nutrition! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Unknown said...

This bean cake sounds really nutritious and tasty, looking forward to trying this....

miss v said...

holy smokes! that pizza is ginormous.

Wheeler's Crew said...

I can't wait to make a bean cake. It seems like a hearty, and pretty easy breakfast. Thanks for the recipe!!

jessy said...

sorry Chase & his lady aren’t feel’n great – tell them i’m sending happy & healthy thoughts their way! hooray for getting your copy of Vegan Brunch – i can’t wait to see what you’ve been making from it! thanks for your breakfast cake – it sounds so awesome, Diann – and it looks so super stellar! i can’t wait to try it! also: hooray for a super teesey pizza!

Crystal said...

In response to your comment on my site, I say, "who needs the stick just gets in the way". Haha.

Crystal said...

Another comment...Chase looks so much like you in that picture. I think it's something about the eyes.

aTxVegn said...

Crystal, I think Chase is beautiful so thank you for that comment!

Oraphan said...

Your beans for breakfast cake looks so good! I'll give it a try soon, thanks for the recipe. Chase and his girl friend look so adorable.

Anonymous said...

I really need to try that cake - seriously, I've bookmarked the page.
How lucky to have vegan pizza delivery! They only vegan pizzas we get around here come from my kitchen!

Meg Wolff said...

Glad you enjoyed your Monday holiday! Your bean breakfast look very healthy & yummy. Lucky Chase!

Anonymous said...

My husband and I already decided on trying this recipe. :)

Ricki said...

I'm sure this would be my ideal breakfast. . . I can't wait to try it. Everything I love in one slice! :)

Amy said...

Mmm this sounds as fabulous as it looks! I love it that baking can get healthy!

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