These are a go to favorite for us at the Farm and are a Grain free- Gluten -free- Refined Sugar Free!
Azuki beans, also known as adzuki beans, are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with essential nutrients that contribute to a well-rounded diet. These small, vibrant red beans are a rich source of protein, making them a valuable addition for vegetarians and vegans. They’re also abundant in dietary fiber, promoting digestive health and aiding in weight management. Azuki beans are a good source of essential minerals like potassium, iron, and zinc, which are vital for maintaining healthy bodily functions. Additionally, they provide a generous dose of B vitamins, particularly folate, which supports cell division and is especially important during pregnancy. Their antioxidant content, including flavonoids and polyphenols, further contributes to their nutritional profile, offering potential health benefits. Azuki beans’ impressive nutrient profile makes them a delicious and healthful choice for a wide range of culinary applications, from soups and stews to sweet bean pastes in desserts.
Adzuki Bean Brownies
Adzuki beans substitute the flour in these rich, fudgey chocolatey brownies.
- 1 and 1/2 cup cooked adzuki bean (if starting from dry beans cook about 2 cups of beans)
- 1/2 cup cacao powder
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 teaspoons sea salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons Flax eggs ( flax meal
- Soaked in warm water
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- If starting with dry adzuki beans, simmer the beans in enough water to cover the beans until they are tender and fall apart easily. Drain the beans well.
- Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients, except eggs, until smooth in a food processor. Then add eggs and pulse until combined.
- Line a small pan (for example, 8 inch square pan) with parchment paper and grease with coconut oil. Bake for about 25 minutes until the middle is firm and springs back.
- Allow the brownies to cool before slicing into squares.
If using black beans, use a 16-ounce can of black beans.
Ami & Mark