Friday, June 10, 2011

Deceivingly Delicious

A few weeks ago my sister came over and told me about a cooking show she saw on TV where they were putting black beans in everything to make them more healthy and still taste great.

So, I decided to give it a go.

I searched the internet for the well known “black bean brownies”. I found lots of recipes, but wasn’t sold on any of them. So I sort of mixed up what I read and made my own!

Black Bean Brownies
the blender is your friend!

15 ounces of black beans
1 banana
1/3 c. honey
1/4 c. unsweetened cocoa
1 T. cinnamon
1 t. vanilla
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. raw oats
1/4 c. milk

In a blender, first grind the oats down into a flour. Then add the rest of the ingredients. (Real tricky, eh?) Blend until silky smooth. It will happen. Then pour into an 8x8 dish. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
A little chocolate chips on top never hurt anyone…


These brownies are pretty fudgy. So if you like less fudge, up the oats by another 1/4 c. Enjoy!

~Got any black bean tricks up your sleeve? Let’s hear em!


  1. ummmm fudgy???? my favorite! I have always been skeptical of black beans in brownies but your post is finally convincing me i gotta give these a try :) Thanks for the recipe! I am the same way...I read a bunch and then end up adapting my own from all of them :)

  2. I've done a couple of black bean brownies and while they were good, they just weren't the same. So I'll have to try yours out. I like that they have oats in them too. Thanks for all your good ideas!

  3. mmmm...those look delicious. I've been wanting to try the black bean brownie recipe too, but have just been kinda scared of it, haha. But after the looks of yours, I'm going to try it! The only way I like brownies is super fudgy, so it sounds perfect!

  4. I've been wanting to try this method for a while! Did they taste bean-y?

  5. love this trick! i also like using garbanzo beans and making blondies. mmmmm....good!

  6. Interesting! I am not a big fan of black beans so I am a bit scared of this recipe, but if it's good I believe you:). I will have to try this. But I just wont tell my husband what's in it;) He tends to like things until he knows what's actually in there. He told me it's okay if I lie to him about his food, so don't worry, hehe:).

  7. Oh yes! I do like my brownies fudgy!

    We like to mash up black beans, shred a tiny bit of cheese, and microwave them. Perfect chip dip.


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