Monday, November 15, 2010

Black Bean Brownies. Say what?

First read about this from Thanks Jane!

I saw this recipe for brownies and had to try it. I didn't think it was possible that a can of black beans could go undetected in brownies.

That's right. What you see here are black bean brownies.

Drain and rinse one can of black beans. Put beans back into the can and add water to the top. Pour them into a mixing bowl and mash them with the back of a spoon, potato masher, or even puree them with a stick blender. (I went the potato masher route.) Dump in a box mix of brownies (I went with the Ghirardelli double chocolate), stir, then bake to the box's directions. That's it. Nothing else.

Honestly, everyone liked them. Even Justin. I had a hard time eating them just because I knew what was going on. Vance said they were the best brownies that he had ever had in his life, but he's 5 and was just happy to be getting dessert, so his opinion really can't be trusted.

Once you know and taste them again you can figure it out. It was fun to try but I don't think I'll be making these again.

Eat healthy, then go have a real brownie.


4 Responses to “Black Bean Brownies. Say what?”

  1. Anonymous6:54 AM

    no thank you...


  2. Anonymous12:14 PM

    you fooled me too! Mom

  3. Exra fiber can be a good thing! lol

  4. Interesting. I might try them out and see. It wouldn't hurt to make brownies a little healthier.



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