What better way to celebrate a new graduate than with cupcakes? This unique recipe for cupcakes includes Randall Great Northern Beans, so it’s a quick, easy, delicious way to add some protein to a classic treat. Enjoy plain or with frosting!


• 1⅓ cups of Randall Great Northern Beans, drained

• 1 box of yellow cake mix

• 3 eggs

• ½ cup of unsweetened applesauce


    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cupcake pans with paper liners and lightly mist the insides with a non-stick cooking spray so the cupcakes don’t stick. Set aside.

    Add the Randall Great Northern Beans and one cup of water to a blender and purée until completely smooth.

    In a medium mixing bowl, combine bean purée, cake mix, eggs, and applesauce and stir to create a velvety batter (it’s okay if you have some small bumps throughout). 

    Fill cupcake liners until they are three-quarters full, and bake according to the directions on the box (for cupcakes, it’s typically 19-23 minutes). To check for doneness, insert a toothpick into the middle of one. They’re done when it comes out clean.

    Recipe inspired by and picture courtesy of https://joybauer.com.

    One 48 oz jar of Randall Great Northern Beans can often make more than one recipe. Here are two additional recipes you could make with this same 48 oz jar of Randall Great Northern Beans:

    Randall’s White Bean, Italian Sausage, Tomato and Spinach Cassoulet 

    Randall Great Northern Beans Chocolate and Peanut Butter Smoothie