WARNING! These brownies are only for the adventurous! Black Bean Brownies are a delightfully fudgy treat that give you just the chocolate fix you need. Plus- they actually satisfy your hunger with the added protein from the beans. It may sound like a crazy recipe, but you won't be a believer until you try it!
1 box of [18oz] brownie mix
15oz can of black beans
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup grated zucchini (optional)
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
-Drain and rinse black beans.
-Place beans in a blender, and add water. Blend until smooth.
-In a large mixing bowl, mix together the brownie mix, pureed beans, vanilla, zucchini, and walnuts (mixture will be thick!).
-Pour brownie mixture into a greased 9x13 pan.
-Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes.
-Let cool, cut, and enjoy!
I'd been hearing about these brownies for a while, and finally tried and love them. This is my own version of the [less] guilty brownie!
TIPS and ADAPTATIONS:
-When cutting the brownies, dip a sharp knife into water before each slice. The brownies cut MUCH easier!
-Try these mix ins: chocolate chips, mint chips, butterscotch chips, dried fruit, marshmallows, peanut butter, assorted nuts, and/or candy pieces.
-If the brownies won't be eaten in one sitting, store them in the refrigerator.