Black Beans for Flour
It may sound crazy, but this money-saving substitution is perfect for those trying to go gluten-free. Simply swap a can of black beans (rinsed, drained, and puréed) for 1 cup of flour. This trick cuts up to up to 200 calories and adds protein to a sweet treat. Since the color of the beans will alter the color of your dessert, try with a chocolate cake or brownie on the first try.
Try with: Easy Chocolate Cupcakes
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