Friday, August 6, 2010

Black Bean Brownies

Oh my gosh, these are sooooo good! I kid you not, rich, fudgey and oh so chocolaty. I had read about these on the Weight Watchers message boards, so you just know i had to give them a go. They are ridiculously easy to make, three ingredients, well four, if you count the splash of vanilla i added. The recipes floating around the net use water, but any good cook knows that to enhance and enrich the flavor of chocolate, you use coffee, hot or cold. I did and ohhhhh mama. This is such a keeper of a recipe. I dare you to make some for your friends and family then you dare them to guess the secret ingredient. My kids and hubby have gobbled them all day and have no clue there are beans in there. I'm not telling.

Also, those same recipes specify the brownies to be baked in a 9x13 pan and cut into 20 pieces at two Weight Watchers points each. I baked mine in a 9x9 pan cut them into 16 pieces and called them three pointers. Okay enough already 'cause I just know you are jonesing for the recipe. Here ya go, my version of the black bean brownie.

BBBB or Beth's Black Bean Brownies

One can of black beans, rinsed, drained and pureed with the coffee or water listed below
1/2 cup of coffee or water
One box of your favorite brownie mix, Walmart's house brand is our family favorite
splash of vanilla extract

Mix and bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 35 minutes. Ahhhhhh, yum.



  1. No shit, any idea the carb count on these puppies?

  2. WOW. This is awesome!! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Mmmm mmmmmm mmmmm... these look so good. You're going to drive me to cook.

  4. These sound so much better than the ones I tried!! They look fantastic!

  5. I love these, too! But I've only used two ingredients -- the mix and the beans. Next time, I'll add some coffee!

  6. Alright, now this is definitely something! WOW! Gotta Google for a pic of black beans coz the stuff we get here is vastly different from what you get there. No oil in there either? WOW!!

  7. Hmmmm...sounds so interesting and I bet the beans add lots of chewy goodness!

  8. Very interesting! Do you know the calorie, fat, fiber count?

    I followed you through weight watchers! I have a weight loss blog as well. Feel free to link up if you want! :)


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