Pureed White Beans

Pureed Beans was born out of a desire to have some sort of protein that I could add to recipes that was not seeds, nuts or soy. (I don’t tolerate those foods very well.)

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So far, I’ve made Pureed Beans from Lima Beans (several times) and most recently from Alubia Blanca beans from Rancho Gordo.   (You can also get some Rancho Gordo beans from Amazon.) I bet any white bean would work for this recipe.

I cook up a pound of dried white beans in my Instant Pot, puree them in my Vitamix Blender with the cooking water and put it in storage containers to freeze what I won’t need right away.

I love adding it to my hot cereal in the morning. In fact, that is the only way I eat my hot cereal now! You can find my recipe for my hot cereal here.


Pureed White Beans

Pureed white beans make a nice addition to recipes. I love adding it to my hot cereal in the morning for added protein and creaminess!
Course Legumes
Appliances Blender, Instant Pot


  • 1 pound dried white beans


  1. Sort through the dried beans, picking out and discarding any rotten beans or debris.
  2. Rinse the beans. Soak them overnight in lots of extra water. (They will double in size.)
  3. Cook them on the stove, slow cooker or in the Instant Pot. If cooking Lima beans in the Instant Pot, add 1 teaspoon of oil to prevent foaming issues. If cooking in the Instant Pot, and the beans are well soaked, add water to just cover the beans. Use the bean / chili cycle and cook for the amount of time specified in the charts below in the notes section.
  4. When finished cooking, allow for natural pressure release (if using the Instant Pot).
  5. Using a slotted spoon, put the beans in the Vitamix or other blender. Add enough cooking liquid to blend the beans. You will need to use the tamper. Blend the beans until smooth, adding cooking water, or water as needed.
  6. Spoon the beans into storage containers and freeze what you won't use right away.

Recipe Notes

I live at 7000 feet so it takes me much longer to cook my beans than it will you.  I cook soaked Lima beans for 35 minutes and soaked Alubia Blanca and Great Northern beans for 51 minutes. These charts may help you find cooking times for your beans: Hip Pressure Cooking FastCooking.ca