I love black beans and so do my kids!  They also love hummus.  I make my own hummus once in awhile, but I buy a lot of pre-made hummus too.  Make sure to check the ingredients on the one you buy to ensure it only contains olive oil, not soybean oil.  I was bummed when I realized that one I had been buying a lot contained soybean oil.  Not only is soybean oil a poor choice, but you can bet it is genetically-modified soy.  My kids eat way too much hummus to have that as a staple in our house!  So I buy Holyland instead.  They sell it at Costco which is a bonus!  There are many small brands I like too, because they are made with high-quality ingredients.

But my point today is about black bean dip!  I would call it black bean hummus, but without the chickpeas and tahini, it’s not technically hummus anymore!  I love tahini, even eating it as a dip by itself.  But it can be expensive.  Especially when you go through it as quickly as I do!  So, I set out to make a yummy black bean tahini-less hummus dip.  It’s good to switch up your beans, and any bean dip is super simple to make if you have a food processor or blender.  I use my Vitamix.  Not shocking, I know, I use my Vitamix for everything!

This would be a good one to make for the Superbowl!  Much healthier than store-bought dips.  Let me know what you think of this one!

Black Bean Dip

Apple Cinnamon Muffins (Gluten-free)
Quick and easy muffins without the refined sugar and gluten.
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups oat flour (gluten-free)
  2. 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  3. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  4. 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  5. 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  6. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  7. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  8. 2 eggs
  9. 1/2 cup raw honey
  10. 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  11. 1/2 cup no sugar-added applesauce
  12. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  13. 1/2 cup non-dairy milk mixed with 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  14. 2 small apples, peeled, cored, diced
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line muffin tins.
  3. Whisk dry ingredients.
  4. Mix wet ingredients.
  5. Add dry ingredients into wet until just combined.
  6. Fold in diced apples.
  7. Fill muffin tins about 2/3 full.
  8. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick in center comes out clean.
Angie Jones http://healthyangie.com/