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Black Bean Biscuits

This healthy recipe comes from NDSU Extension Service.


•    ¾ cup all-purpose flour

•    2 teaspoons baking powder

•    1 tablespoon sugar

•    ¼ teaspoon salt

•    ¼ cup vegetable shortening

•    ½ can (15-ounce size) black beans, rinsed and drained

•    2 tablespoons skim (fat-free) milk


•    Combine flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in mixing bowl and cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse (pea-sized) crumbs. Process beans and milk in food processor or blender until nearly smooth. Add bean-milk combination to flour mixture and blend just until dough comes together. Pat dough on floured surface to ¾-inch thickness. Cut biscuits using a 1-inch cutter. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 375 F until light brown, about 12 to 14 minutes. Serve warm as an accompaniment to salad or soup.

Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving: about 182 calories and 7.3 grams (g) of fat.

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