Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
I was given a pamphlet on recipes that use beans and the original recipe for these brownies was included. I switched the sugar to Splenda, the eggs to egg substitute (or the same amount of liquid egg whites) and the vegetable oil to canola oil. They're just as good as a traditional brownie but you won't feel bad letting your kids eat them (and eat them they will)!
- 1 (15 1/2 ounce) canno salt added black beans, rinsed and drained
- 3⁄4 cup egg substitute
- 3 tablespoons canola oil
- 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup Splenda sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Spray an 8x8 square baking dish with cooking spray.
- Combine the black beans, egg substitute, canola oil, cocoa powder, salt, vanilla extract, Splenda and instant coffee granules (if using) in a blender; blend until smooth.
- Pour the mixture into the prepared dish. At this point, you can also sprinkle chocolate chips over the top of the mixture, if you're not watching your calories.
- Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges start to pull away from the side of the pan, about 30 minutes.
- I've also noticed that the texture gets better after being refrigerated.
These were very interesting and a decent substitute for normal brownies. BUT having said that, I think I would only make them again if I were desperate. I don't think I puree'd the black beans as well as I should have and that didn't help. My family ate them, but didn't devour them like normal brownies if that gives you any idea.