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T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies
Oats & Cannelloni Beans Garlic 'Cheese' Sauce


  • 1 cup rolled oats (not instant)
  • 1 15oz can cannellini beans
  • 2 to 2½ Tbsp corn starch
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 to 2 Tbsp chili garlic sauce (optional)
  • 1¼ to 1½ cups water


  • 1. Rinse and drain beans (to remove salt).
  • 2. Using a blender or food processor, starting first with the beans only, pulse a few times, then add the rest of the ingredients, reserving the water to add slowly while increasing the processing speed and gauging the thickness of the batter until it’s a smooth and thick pancake-like batter.
  • 3. Pour sauce over the top of your pizza, sprinkle with ground black pepper or red paprika, and bake your pizza in at 425 to 450 degree F for 15 to 20 minutes (or until brown). Enjoy!
  • 4. Makes around 3 cups of sauce

Cooking Tips

  • 1. For some "kick" try adding a little chili powder or Tabasco.
  • 2. If not using chili-garlic sauce, substitute 2 cloves of garlic and 1 to 2 Tbsp of paprika
  • 3. Great Northern Beans or other white beans can be used instead of cannellini beans.
  • 4. For extra “body,” add 1/4 cup raw unsalted cashews or sunflower seeds when blending, with extra water as needed.
  • 5. Instead of nutritional yeast, try using 1 Tbsp of mustard.
  • 6. Leftover sauce can be used over cooked pasta, vegetables etc.

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