If you’re looking for a nourishing alternative to enjoy at your next coffee or snack break, try these wholesome, delicious muffins. The star ingredient is Michigan Beans which add taste, texture and nutrition to make a tasty and satisfying treat!
Makes approx. 16 servings.


  • 4-1/2 cups (44 oz.) cooked Michigan White Navy Beans (can try other white beans)
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons pureed pumpkin
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1-1/2 cups peeled and diced Michigan Apples
  • 1 cup shredded sweet potato


  1. Preheat oven to 375∞F. Line 22 muffin tins with paper liners, spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Combine the beans and milk in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  3. Add sugars, pumpkin, eggs and vanilla, cover and process until well combined.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients except apples and sweet potato, stir in bean mixture until all dry ingredients are moist.
  5. Fold in apples and sweet potatoes; fill muffin cups about 3/4 full.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  7. Remove from pan and cool on a wire rack. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Source: Zoe Fauble, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center

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