August 16, 2008

Black Bean Brownies

You think I'm kidding...but I'm totally serious. I heard about this strange recipe on the Weight Watchers message boards and I was very intrigued. There are different variations of this recipe, but I first attempted the most basic and simple one. The end result? Fudgy, chewy, chocolatey brownies that were really dense and thick. They tasted better when warmed up in the microwave before eating and the chocolate chips really made a big difference. Try it...if you dare!!

1 can of black beans (undrained and pureed)
1 bag brownie mix
8-12 oz chocolate chips (or any other brownie addition you like!)

Puree black beans in food processor and add them to a bowl. Add entire bag of brownie mix and mix very well. The batter will be thick and dense. Add chocolate chips. Pour into lightly greased baking pan and bake according to box instructions.

Eat them warm!!


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Hi, Beth:
Thank you for visiting my (very new) blog and welcoming me to Tuesdays with Dorie. I can't wait to bake with all of you.

Good for you for trying the unexpected! There is a recipe on the King Arthur Flour baking blog ( a quick bread made with canned pork and beans. I haven't actually tried it but it looks like it would be delicious.