bean pie with coconut

Coconut Bean Pie

You read the title to this post correctly.  Coconut Bean Pie is not a typo.  I did not mean Coconut Cream Pie.  This recipe is also made from pinto beans.  I enjoyed the Pinto Pecan Pie so much that I decided to try another recipe.

A top view of coconut bean pieFor this one, we opted to leave out the brown sugar and considered using a different extract such as rum or pineapple, but in the end, we chose to stick with vanilla.  We added shredded coconut in place of the pecans, but this pie might be good with pecans added in addition to the coconut.

pinto beans and coconut are the base for this pieThe result was delicious.  No one suspected that there were beans in the pie.

slice of coconut bean pieHere’s the printable recipe.  Give it a try and let us know what you think.

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Coconut Bean Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
This recipe pairs shredded coconut with a sweet bean filling that is reminiscent of a pecan pie. The final result is a delicious pie that your guests will never believe contains beans.
  • 1, 9 inch, deep dish pie crust (I used frozen)
  • ½ cup pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¾ cup shredded coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash or puree beans
  3. Add sugar and butter to bean and mix well.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time to bean mixture and mix well.
  5. Stir in vanilla and coconut until well incorporated.
  6. Pour into pie shell and bake at 350 degrees for 50 - 60 minutes until set.
  7. Allow to cool for 15-20 minutes before cutting.
  8. Serve topped with whipped topping.

This is no typo.  Coconut BEAN pie is delicious and reminiscent of a pecan pie.

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 484
% Daily Value
Total Fat 23.2g
Saturated Fat 11.6g
Trans Fat 0.0g
Cholesterol 92mg
Sodium 278mg
Total Carbohydrates 65.9g
Dietary Fiber 3.0g
Sugars 49.9g
Protein 6.3g
Vitamin A 14%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 3%
Iron 15%

4 thoughts on “Coconut Bean Pie

  1. Looks so good!! I want to make this coconut bean pie. I’m amazed at the possibilities of the desserts you’ve created with beans.

    1. These pies are all so easy, too. We are surprised at how many desserts we have made, too. We have several that we won’t get to this month. There are these bean based donuts and a recipe for ice cream topping. Before I cgise 30 days of beans, I didn’t appreciate the versatility of beans.

    1. Gloria, I’m glad you like this pie, but I’m sad because I honestly thought I made up the recipe. Oh well! I guess there’s really nothing new under the sun.

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