Friday on one of my cooking posts on Facebook, a friend mentioned that she had just made a Pinto Bean Pie and it was really good. She thought it was a bit sweet . . which is impossible for me. It has white sugar, brown sugar and molasses so it could be a bit sweet.
I decided to make it for Thanksgiving. It looks like it’s going to taste a lot like pumpkin pie and I’ll have a pumpkin pie so if we don’t like the pinto bean pie, that’s ok.
I didn’t mention it to Chad because I figured he’d cancel and not come if he knew I was making a pie from pinto beans.
Yesterday when he was here, he said “Hey, mom! I’m going to make a pinto bean cake and bring it for Thanksgiving!” I guess the look on my face made him think I was saying NO!! He said “I think it will be really good!” I started laughing and told him I was planning to make a pinto bean pie. We both started laughing. What are the odds of that happening?
Neither of us had ever heard of pinto bean pies or cakes til this past week and now we’re both going to make them!
As Chad and I were laughing, he said “I feel a blog post coming about our pinto bean desserts!” I’ll report back after we try them.
Jimi Graham says
I looked up the cake, sounds interesting and wondering if my Bob’s Red Mill GF flour mix would work in it
I can’t say but are you able to subtitute the mix for other cake recipes? Might be worth a try or you may want to hear how we like the cake.
Pat Anderson says
Certainly sounds odd, but seems like any baked good with a vegetable in it is very moist…I’m just wondering about the flavor. I love Chocolate Zucchini bread and you don’t taste the zucchini…anxious to hear your review. How odd that Chad had the same idea….great minds I guess!
I think I have a recipe for pinto bean fudge! I wonder if some bean company hired some people to find novel use for their product. It’s funny. I wonder why all these recipes use pintos, not other beans. 😉
Hmm . . the pinto bean conspiracy. 🙂