Monday, December 7, 2009

Black Bean Brownies ... Yeah you heard me!

I didn't take a picture of mine, but they looked just like the normal brownies above.

One of my sister-in-laws told me about a brownie recipe using nothing but a brownie mix and a can of black beans, and eliminating the oil and eggs, etc. and I thought I would try to make it! I called 2 out of my 3 sis-in-laws to see if they knew how to do it, but they had no idea what I was talking about, so it must have been the 3rd sis, but by that time, we had looked it up online. It really is just taking a can of black beans, draining them, rinsing them, putting them back into the can and filling it with clean water. Then you dump the beans and water into the blender and blend until pureed. Once its all smooth, mix in with the brownie mix until smooth. Bake as directed on the box. They surprisingly turned out really good! Kind of dense, but also fudgey. The next day, they kind of had a moist fudgey layer on top, (as most breads or baked goods do) but they were really good. Sounds weird, but if you don't have eggs or oil, or want to boost your protein, give it a try!


Andy Porter said...

Really?? That is weird!! I'm excited to try it!! What a perfect food storage idea for a treat too!!

Tammy said...

I have heard of these and wondered about it. Okay you gave me the gumption to try them.


Pat Harris said...

Oh, I have to try these brownies. Not going to tell Ron what's in them or he won't eat them even if they are chocolate. lol. Thanks for stopping by junkblossoms. I love these linkup parties, I learn so much and meet such nice people. Merry Christmas.

Jane said...

Ooh! I want to try that. Would help justify a chocolate fix!