Simple Black Bean Brownies Recipe
Black Bean Brownies!
This is the quickest and easiest way to make healthier Black Bean Brownies.
1 box brownie mix (choose your favorite)
1 15 ounce can black beans (low sodium or regular)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Pour the black beans into a strainer, and rinse them well. Put the beans back in the can and add enough water to cover beans. Put the beans into a food processor and make a black bean puree (they will turn a grayish, brown color and you should only be able to see flecks of the beans). Add plain brownie box mix to black bean puree and stir until combined and smooth. Add your nuts now if desired, or sprinkle them on top before cooking. Pour into lightly oiled 8 X 8 baking pan. Bake brownies according to package directions. I find I usually need to add a bit more cooking time. Just cook them until you can insert a toothpick or knife into the center of the brownies and it comes out clean. Makes 20 lower calories, lower fat, lower sodium, high protein, high fiber Black Bean Brownies!
These Black Bean Brownies will vary depending on the brand and type of Brownie Mix that you choose. All the ones we've tried have been quite tasty! They are a bit more dense than regular brownies, but they taste great and you can really enjoy the chocolate flavor without all the calories! I have shared them with numerous friends and they all love them. I make them try to guess what the secret ingredient is. No one has guessed it yet. They are all amazed when I tell them they are Black Beans Brownies!