8 Reviews

These taste like real brownies! I didn't have a food processor and used a mixer, which left bits of beans. Next time I may try blending the beans first. The taste is great, though, and even the texture with the bean bits isn't bad. Very chocolaty and my kids and husband loved them.

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Holly-O August 13, 2010

Not bad. The consistancy is very fudgy. You can still kinda taste the beans. I used honey in place of the sugar. Probably would be good with icing on top.

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MDM August 10, 2010

These are good! Obviously not like regular brownies, but that is to be expected. The chocolate flavor was rich. The texture is not fudgey or cakey.. it's... soft and smooth. I couldn't taste black beans at all, but there was something interesting about the flavor- no one would guess, but they would wonder! I did everything as written (including chips and nuts) except did 3 tbs butter and 2 sour cream. I will make these again.

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newmama May 14, 2011

No - you can't taste the beans. The texture is not what you might expect from brownies. Wanting a brownie fix without using wheat, I can eat them. The kid didn't care for them at all because of the texture. The flavor is great, the texture is a bit strange. It's a very fine texture.....not bad, just different. Processed the beans with the melted butter so it was very smooth. Left out walnuts, added a tad more cocoa.

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The Rabbit February 03, 2011

Awesome! The entire family gobbled these down with no idea that they contain black beans. The picky kids even asked that I make more for their lunches. To keep these moist and fudgy, be careful not to overbake. I'll check at 25 min next time. Originally saw this recipe on wholefoods.com where they note that the recipe is gluten-free if gluten-free vanilla and chocolate chips are used. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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LonghornMama January 08, 2011

I'm always looking for a "sweets" recipe that fits a type II diabetic diet. This one doesn't work as I ate almost the entire pan myself. But with a little self discipline these are great! I substituted 1 T of NuStevia White Powder for the sugar and just put everything in the blender. I then added cherry flavored craisins instead of chocolate chips and yummy!

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jerheis January 01, 2011

I'm always looking for my chocolate fix. My step son with type 1 diabetes is missing his sweets. this was a big hit. I processed the black beans till I thought they were almost liquid. I used Hersey sugar free chips. Great recipe.

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Parris Original October 17, 2010

Have made this brownie many times and people don't know the black beans are in them.

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casaqueen4 August 11, 2010
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