Yep, the beans are not cooked before using in this recipe. Never had any gastric distress from eating them this way, either.Who would have ever thought to put pinto beans into a waffle? But, let me get this right....you don't COOK the beans? Just soak them over night and then blend? And, just noticed - no eggs! I don't have a waffle iron anymore I'd sure give them a try if I did....pancakes maybe?