Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Black Bean Brownies

My 4 yr old came home from preschool on Monday and NEEDED to make cupcakes. Unfortunately, we didn't have any cupcake holders around, so I offered to make brownies with him. I had a can of black beans in the cupboard just calling to be used, so we made black bean brownies...one 15 oz can of beans, plus a 13x9 brownie mix. That's it. Follow the directions on the brownie mix and they're done.

We hadn't made them before and I had no idea what to expect. I let them bake at least 10 minutes longer than the pack suggested and still they were a bit sticky when we cut and ate them. You really can't tell that they're made with black beans, but the texture was different. My kids liked them and I'm pretty sure my wife would have liked them had she not known what was in them. She's quick to figure out a difference in most things, but usually doesn't ask about it. I had told her what I had done, just because they were hard to get out of the pan.

Reminded me a lot of the soda cakes using a can of diet soda and package of cake mix. The cake tastes fine to me, but the wife notices the difference right away. Probably a big reason why I struggle with my weight, because I can eat anything that's not moving and even if it's moving, it better be quick or I'll grab it!

The brownies are gone. I ate about 4, adding up to about 8-10 points, versus 22-25 points with 4 regular brownies. Not bad!

Still struggling with our nap time schedule, hopefully, we'll get back to a good routine soon.

5 comments:

Miz said...

I laugh that my mom made those for ME and Im 40...who knew she was a woman ahead of her time!

and good luck with the nappage
that stuffroutinestrugglingetc can kill ya

sometimes it feels like LITERALLY.

Oh Sew Good said...

As for the brownies, if you rinse off the beans, it cuts back on the sodium level.

Seth said...

I had just read about these on another blog.

TB--Milwaukee said...

Mizfit~I've heard about the brownies for a long time, just never got around to making them.

Oh Sew Good~I made sure to use the low sodium ones, but I'm sure rising them would have helped with the sticky texture afterwards.

Seth~Thanks for dropping by.

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