Cakes made with beans, madness or genius?
We’re gonna go with genius!
While it's probably a stretch to call cake healthy, the main ingredient in our cupcakes, black beans, do have more nutritional value than flour. Black beans contain more grams of protein per the equivalent amount of flour —with under half the number of calories— as well as more dietary fiber, and higher levels of potassium, calcium, and iron. And since beans are naturally gluten free*, for those with celiac disease our cupcakes a delightfully delicious alternative to baked goods made with traditional or gluten-free flours. As for the frosting... that's all sugary goodness (just the way you like it.)