Saturday, February 20, 2010

a brownie recipe courtesy of liz...

i've been meaning to get here all week long
but a crazy hectic week has made that impossible.
one thing i must share with you though
is this incredibly rich and delicious
and ridiculously healthy
recipe for brownies. black bean brownies.
trust me, i'm going to make a believer out of you.
this recipe comes from my friend liz...
one of my lovely book club buddies.
here's what you'll need:
one package ghirardelli brownie mix (triple chocolate)
one 16 oz. can of black beans (undrained)
an 8x8 baking dish
a few sprays of pam
empty your brownie mix into a mixing bowl
dump the beans into your food processor
process those beans 'til they're smooth
pour the beans onto your brownie mix and mix well
turn the batter into your prepared baking dish
and bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes at 325 degrees
(you may need to add a few minutes of baking time)
you'll know the brownies are done when the batter
pulls away slightly from the sides of the dish.
cool completely (and savor the aroma - YUM!)
when cooled completely slice and enjoy
i like to sprinkle a dash of organic powdered sugar on top
but that's not really necessary - they're delish without
i prefer to keep them in the fridge
because i like them better when they're chilled
but that's just my preference.
how about that?
brownies, with pretty much zero fat
and loaded with fiber and protein.
decadence that's good for you!
i ate one every night last week.
with a ice cold glass of soy milk.
guilt free bliss...
show yourself some love,
mix some up for yourself this weekend and enjoy!
love and brownie crumbs...


  1. Interesting! Maybe I should make them and NOT tell my family the secret ingredient!!! :) Thanks for sharing.