December 11, 2007 at 1:01 am | Posted in Family Meals, flaxseed meal | 4 Comments

Need Butternut Squash puree! Want Butternut Squash puree! But no Butternut Squash Puree…

So, I tried beans. Canned white kidney beans to be exact. I took the beans, rinsed them, dropped them in my food processor, added a little water, and got three 1/2 cup bags of bean mush, oh, I mean puree.

With my Trader Joe’s Cornbread mix (come on, make life easy with me, use a box) I was ready to try to make Cornbread (with bean puree).
1 box Cornbread mix
1/2 cup white kidney bean puree
2 T flaxseed meal
3 T olive oil
1 egg
3/4 cup milk

Stir puree, flaxseed meal, olive oil, egg and milk in large bowl. Mix in Cornbread mix until combined. Bake in an 8×8 baking pan, sprayed with non-stick spray, at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.And the verdict…looks and tastes like cornbread! My kids both asked for second pieces. Now, for some stats: The original recipe prepared had 290 calories per serving.

For my cornbread, I’ll add up the calories:
120-kidney bean puree
60-flaxseed meal
70-non-fat milk
360-olive oil
= 2217 total calories divided by 9 servings is 246 calories per serving. (Kath, my calorie guru, thanks for your help!) So, I saved about 44 calories per serving…I can do better than that!

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