Spiced Black Beans

Congratulations everyone, we have successfully entered the season of gluttony! Last night I ate more dessert than anything else on my plate and, well, I have no other choice than to be proud of it. Shame is simply not an option. From chocolate ganache cake and hazelnut truffles to pumpkin cannolis and pumpkin pie, I'm certain I already achieved putting on my 5-10 lbs the average American gains between Thanksgiving and New Years.
Last winter when I was in Cuba I ate a ton of rice and beans and I felt awesome about what I was eating because I wasn't held back by the lethargy following one too many cream soups, cupcakes, and starchy potato dishes.
Black beans are an amazing low-fat source of protein, fiber, and iron. They also pack in a ton of vitamins and minerals such as B9 (folate), thiamin, magnesium, potassium, and manganese. I gravitate towards black beans during the winter because high protein foods keep you feeling full and satisfied for a longer period of time. This year, instead of snacking on Grandma's cookies and Christmas truffles, I threw together this adobo spiced black bean snack to munch on.
Adobo Spiced Black Beans
1 can of black beans
1.5 tsp adobo seasoning
1 lime + zest of about 1/2 the lime
Salt & Pepper

Preheat the oven to 300º F

-Drain and rinse the black beans, then toss into a bowl with the adobo seasoning, zest, and juice of one lime
-Spread the beans on a baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper
-Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for 30-40 min or until the beans begin to split and become crispy on the outside while still soft on the inside
-Remove the beans from the oven, let cool for a few minutes, then enjoy!


Katja Špoljar 11/23/12, 2:41 PM  

nice pictures :D!

Felicia 11/23/12, 5:44 PM  

PUMPKIN Cannolis???? AHHH. I want forty of them.

Tere Ávila 11/23/12, 6:15 PM  

great post honey, i really love the photos :P


Wren KW 11/23/12, 6:49 PM  

These look like a delicious snack. And pumpkin cannolis sound extraordinary!!!!

Lauren 11/23/12, 7:32 PM  

Pure pursuit of gluttony is what I am doing between now and December 31st!!!! Hope you have a fabulous holiday season!!

-Lauren at Adorn La Femme

Lindsey Louise Bales 11/24/12, 12:39 AM  

that snack sounds so yummy! you have such a lovely blog here!

lindsey louise


casper+pearl 11/24/12, 6:34 AM  

gorgeous photos.

lots of love from the c&p girls,
casper&pearl blog

casper+pearl 11/24/12, 6:35 AM  

great post, loving your blog!

lots of love from the c&p girls,
casper&pearl blog

Miachel @ Spiced Curiosity 3/11/13, 3:56 PM  

Delicious! :) Interested to try it out with kidney beans or chickpeas, too.


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