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She will tell you how to replace butter and oil in baking with beans. Beans are much healthier, they have no fat and are loaded with fiber and still pretty reasonable price wise.
While I love some fresh butter slathered on warm bread where I can actually taste it I don’t need it in cakes where I can’t really taste it and if I am going to eat cake and feed cake to my family I love the idea of it being healthy cake.
I think I would even be okay with cake for breakfast for the kids. How much better for them to have a piece of cake made with protein filled beans than some sugar coated cereal.
How to use Food Storage Beans for Butter and/or Oil
Bergin Nut Company Black Turtle Beans (Organic Black Beans), 16-Ounce Bags (Pack of 6)
Bob’s Red Mill Beans Pinto, 27-Ounce (Pack of 4)
Goya Navy Beans – 24 Pack
Urban Pantry Essentials New England Blend, Organic Beans, 28-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 3)