Breakfast Beans

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Beans are a fabulous source of protein in the morning, particularly for those with diabetes. This creamy recipe is perfect as a morning side dish for pancakes, French Toast, and waffles.


4 15-oz cans navy beans (drain and rinse 2 cans)
1 medium onion diced
1 teaspoon oil
1 2.5-oz jar pimentos
1/3 cup cashews , raw pieces
1/2 cup water
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


1. SauteĢ onions in oil until tender. Remove from heat and mix in pimentos.
2. Blend cashews, water, and seasonings on high until creamy.
3. Add beans and cashew cream to sautéed mixture. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to medium for about 5 minutes.


Pinto beans can be used instead of navy beans.

Nutritional data

Yield: 12 Servings

Serving Size: 1/2 cup

Calories 231 | Fat 3g | Sodium 220mg | Total Carbs 40g | Dietary Fiber 8g | Protein 13g



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