If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet

And if men come unto me I will show unto them their weakness. I give unto men weakness that they may be humble; and my grace is sufficient for all men that humble themselves before me; for if they humble themselves before me, and have faith in me, then will I make weak things become strong unto them. Ether 12:27

Yea, all things which come of the earth, in the season therof, are made for the benefit and the use of man, both to please the eye and to gladden the heart; Yea, for food and for raiment, for taste and for smell, to strengthen the body and to enliven the soul. And it pleaseth God that he hath given all these things unto man; for unto this end were they made to be used, with judgment, not to excess, neither by extortion. D&C 59:18-20

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Using beans as a substitute for butter or oil in baking

I've seen my daughter do this, but I thought it was applicable only in certain, narrow recipes.  However, I found this on the internet.  A great collection of recipes to make mixes for muffins, brownies, and cakes rather than relying on store-bought mixes.  She also gives the recipe for just making one from scratch, if you don't want to store the mixes, that's a bit further down. 

More importantly, she gives very good information on substituting beans for butter or oil in baking recipes.  You must use cooked beans, so canned beans are good to use, or you could cook up some of your dry beans.  I don't know how long the bean puree lasts before having to be used.  She has a link for more recipes using beans.  The information about beans is on pg. 5. 

This is great information for preppers to have since we store a lot of beans. 

You can save this pdf document to your computer so you will always have it. 

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