Monday, October 18, 2010

secret ingredient brownies

I am stealing this post from my friend's blog. Can't wait to try them!

Secret Ingredient Brownies

When my friend told me this recipe, I was skeptical. But we tried it out and it's pretty good:

1 box brownie mix (I used Duncan Hines family-style chewy fudge)
1 can black beans (undrained)
2 T. water

Puree undrained black beans & water in blender or food processor. Add to dry brownie mix and mix well. Bake according to instructions on box.

No eggs or oil needed. The brownies turn out very soft, chewy, and sweet. My kids can't tell the difference. Sneaky way to increase fiber & protein, decrease fat.

I know what you're thinking, but just try it!


Melissa said...

Ok, I'm trying this! We had a most delicious snow cone with black beans on the bottom and sweetened condensed milk on top in Hawaii. Sounded weird, but it was so good! When it got a bit too sweet, the black beans tamed it down. Now I'm a believer in black beans! (Not that I wasn't before, but now I believe in black bean in sweet treats.)

PS- Wishing luck with Peter's surgeries and such. :)

Honey said...

Wow! We'll Definitely have to give this a try. Thanks for the secret!

Cardon Times said...

They are actually pretty good. You can't really tell a difference. And they are healthier...

Alisa said...

Yay! I'm glad you're going to try them! That snow cone with black beans, that your friend Melissa ate in Hawaii, is a very common Asian treat here in Korea. I still prefer ice cream, but hey, we can be more healthy like the Asians sometimes, can't we?