Pear Walnut Muffins (with Kidney Beans!)

I like substituting healthy things (like beans) for flour in muffin/quick bread recipes. Tested this idea to use up overripe pears. And I had leftover kidney beans and yogurt in the house.  Based on this recipe for pumpkin quinoa kidney bean muffins.

Pulse in food processor until combined and oats are ground up:
1 C rolled oats
1 C whole wheat flour
1 tea baking powder
1/2 tea baking soda
1/2 tea salt

Add spices (or use "pumpkin pie spice"):
1/2 tea cinnamon
1/4 tea ground ginger

1/8 tea allspice or cloves

1/8 tea nutmeg

Add to food processor and pulse until beans and dates are thoroughly combined:
1.5 C cooked kidney beans
1/3 C packed pitted dates (approx 3-4 dates)
1/2 C  plain yogurt or applesauce
2 eggs

You may need to stir by hand at this point. Add:
2  chopped pears
1/2 C coarsely chopped walnuts

Pour into greased muffin pan. Sprinkle chopped walnuts and turbinado sugar on top.

Cook for 30 minutes in 375 F oven or until done in the middle.

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