sun flour baking co.
What is it we love so about these Sun Flour Baking Co. Cinnamon cookies? They’re moist, yes. And they’re also incredibly delicious. They’re a treat we like to think we could pull out of our oven because they taste so fresh and homemade. But this month what we most appreciate about these cookies is that they’re made from pinto bean flour and white rice flour.
Ex-squeeze me? PINTO BEAN FLOUR?!
We won’t waste a whole lot of breath on how to use and where to find this flour because it’s not very easy to find at the consumer level (e.g. in your neighborhood grocery store). But a quick description is this: Pinto Bean Flour is ground from whole pinto beans, but the grinding process inactivates some of the enzymes in order to extend shelf stability. The grinding process also reduces the beany flavor while still maintaining functional properties including soluble proteins.
Which explains why the Sun Flour Baking Co.’s Cinnamon cookie is decidedly moist and decidedly un-beany.