7 Reviews

I've been baking these brownies for years. You don't HAVE to use a 9x13" pan, you can use a 9x9 or 8x8 too. Then bake according to the box for that pan size. I strongly recommend draining and RINSING the beans. Then fill the can 1/2 full and use that instead. These brownies are good and low in fat. Definitely a nice treat that won't make you feel too guilty.

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The Veganista November 10, 2011

A friend of mine made these (with added semi-sweet chocolate chips dried cherries-YUM) and brought as dessert for a dinner party. No one had any idea they were a scrumptious vegan treat, or the hidden bean secret! Her hint: rinse and drain beans and replace the liquid with water. I would definately recommend for kids :)

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Miss_Elaine October 14, 2009

I liked these a lot. You could tell there was something different about them, but you could never guess that there were black beans in them. I will be making these again.

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BurtonFanatic October 04, 2008

For what these are, they are awesome! I drain and rinse the beans well, and then put them back in the can and top it off with water so I have the liquid volume I need without the salt in the packing liquid. Very good!

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elastigirl June 16, 2008

What a fantastic idea! I baked mine only about 25 minutes and the result was very moist and fudgy, dense and slightly chewy. They don't rise very high at all and I could tell they were a lower fat treat BUT my kids LOVED them which is always worth 5 stars. An added bonus in that the kids refuse to eat all beans, and I'm always trying to sneak some protein into my 6 year-old son's diet. Will make these again, next time with homemade brownie mix. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama April 23, 2007

These were so easy to make. They were pretty good in spite of the fact I did not hear the oven timer go off and have no idea how long they baked. They were a little dry as a result. I added a little chopped walnuts and left off the powdered suger. Will try these again.

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Lil February 25, 2003
Beanie Brownies