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Old 04-01-2012, 01:47 PM   #271
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Here ya go, post 222:

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here are some variantions to the recipe posted on the south beach webiste:

Variations

There are a number of variations on the basic black bean brownie recipe, using different kinds of beans.

These are variations on the basic black bean recipe, above. (sorry, I didn't want to paste that recipe here not to distract from OP's recipe)

Chili chocolate - Add a teaspoon of chili powder to the mix.

Chocolate orange - Include the zest of an orange (but not the juice), with 1 tsp. of orange extract.

Peanut butter - Add 2 Tbsp of sugar-free peanut butter.

For these variations, substitute cannellini (a white bean) for the black beans.

Lemon ginger - Include the zest of a lemon (but not the juice), along with 1 tsp. of lemon extract and 1 tsp. of fresh grated ginger.

Harvest spice pumpkin: Add 1 cup of canned pumpkin, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp salt. Top with chopped pecans.

Cranberry orange: Include the zest of an orange (but not the juice), with 1 tsp. of orange extract. Add 1tsp. fresh grated ginger. Stir in 1/4 cup dried cranberries.

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Old 04-01-2012, 02:06 PM   #272
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I made a carrot cake using Northern white beans. It came out great.

I'm sure you could use them to make it blonde or vanilla.
I left it out but added carrots.

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Old 04-01-2012, 03:13 PM   #273
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If one wanted to use navy beans for a "blond" brownie/yellow cake....what would you sub for the cocoa powder?

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I made the original version with white beans and turned it blonde, added cinnamon, goat milk powder, 1/4 cup honey, and stevia. It was a light, moist little cake! Puffed up huge than sunk down and cracked. I'm enjoying it with some cream cheese frosting right now. It's a bit bland. The beans must smother out flavors, like flax. Perhaps a heavily spiced version, like gingerbread, would be more flavorful.

Carolyn, thanks for keeping this bean-y recipe thread going! The possibilities are endless...
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I've made a couple of variations of this recipe using black soybeans. The last time, I made a carrot/zucchini cake using traditional spices, nuts, a few raisins and a bit of crushed unsweetened pineapple, then frosted it with cream cheese frosting. I use Wilton mini cake pans for mine.
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Let me tell, guys..I had my doubts when I started "fooling with beans" from the South Beach site..But, I have made 3 things with "beans" and it's incredible that they taste great. Full of fiber..NO FLOUR..carbs are higher, but for those of you who can do "beans", give them a whirl..And CHEAP..

I made this today:

Black Bean Brownies (TRIED AND TRUE)
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Phase: 1
Preheat Oven: 350
Cooking Time: 30-40

1 15oz. can of UNSEASONED black beans - drained and rinsed
OR 1 1/4 cup cooked beans of any color
4 eggs (extra large)
1 cup Splenda
3 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking powder
2 tbsp. oil or butter
1 Tbs Vanilla (FULL Tablespoon)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup ricotta cheese or cream cheese

For extra chocolatey goodness:
2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate, melted with
2 Tbs. oil/butter in the micro..
Add a couple of Tbs. of splenda..

Then mix this in the batter right before you spread it in the pan.

chopped nuts - optional (I used chopped walnuts)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients in a food processor or blender- blend very, very well. At this point, I decided it needed more chocolate flavor so I did the addition above, then mixed it in.

Pour into an 8x8 baking pan sprayed with cooking spray or oiled with canola or olive oil. Bake for 30-40 minutes. (til toothpick pulls out clean).

Mine took 30 minutes..



I also made a carrot cake using Great Northern Beans/cinnamon/walnuts/2 shredded carrots/1/4 cup of dry milk powder and the basic recipe above not using the chocolate, of course. It was REALLY GOOD..
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here are some variantions to the recipe posted on the south beach webiste:

Variations
There are a number of variations on the basic black bean brownie recipe, using different kinds of beans.
These are variations on the basic black bean recipe, above. (sorry, I didn't want to paste that recipe here not to distract from OP's recipe)
Chili chocolate - Add a teaspoon of chili powder to the mix.
Chocolate orange - Include the zest of an orange (but not the juice), with 1 tsp. of orange extract.
Peanut butter - Add 2 Tbsp of sugar-free peanut butter.
For these variations, substitute cannellini (a white bean) for the black beans.
Lemon ginger - Include the zest of a lemon (but not the juice), along with 1 tsp. of lemon extract and 1 tsp. of fresh grated ginger.
Harvest spice pumpkin: Add 1 cup of canned pumpkin, 1/4 tsp ground ginger, 2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp cloves, 1/4 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp salt. Top with chopped pecans.
Cranberry orange: Include the zest of an orange (but not the juice), with 1 tsp. of orange extract. Add 1tsp. fresh grated ginger. Stir in 1/4 cup dried cranberries.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:32 AM   #274
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ok, just stuck a cake in the oven.

everything the same with these subs:
i used a can of navy beans
2T coconut flour instead of cocoa powder
1 1/2 T vanilla bean paste

batter looked lovely with the vanilla bean specks.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:33 AM   #275
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Oh..vanilla bean paste sounds lovely..
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:49 AM   #276
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it smells heavenly while baking, carolyn.
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Old 04-02-2012, 10:50 AM   #277
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I need to get some of that stuff, Dazy...
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:02 AM   #278
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I've never even heard of vanilla bean paste. Where do you get it?

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Old 04-02-2012, 11:10 AM   #279
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i got mine online. pretty sure i can't list a site, but google for vanilla paste and you'll come up with a couple sites that sell it.
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Old 04-02-2012, 11:16 AM   #280
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i got mine online. pretty sure i can't list a site, but google for vanilla paste and you'll come up with a couple sites that sell it.
Will do!!

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Old 04-02-2012, 01:01 PM   #281
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I have Prime on Amazon..So, I used it to order..It's like saving all that gas driving around trying to find something..
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I have Prime on Amazon..So, I used it to order..It's like saving all that gas driving around trying to find something..
Me too!
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:43 PM   #283
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:51 AM   #284
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my cake turned out ok. didn't fall and is nice 'height'. next time, tho, i am going to use more 'flour' it's a bit too 'wet' for my liking. very vanilla-y tasting, tho!
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Old 04-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #285
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:45 AM   #286
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I made these yesterday according to the directions on the front page of this thread, only I used low fat cottage cheese (1%) instead of ricotta, erythritol and a couple of drops of EZsweetz for sweetener, and doubled the cocoa.

They came out as a rich, dark chocolate cake, full of flavor. By my counts, they are 77 calories and 8 net carbs per 1/8 recipe. I cut them into 16 pieces and each is big enough for a nice little dessert for <40 calories and 4 net carbs per piece. My husband ate half the pan, though.
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Could anyone tell me how long to bake these as regular cupcakes? I have a tray that holds 12.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:14 AM   #289
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cupcakes ....15 to 25 mins. Start checking at 15 mins. HTH
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Okay. Thanks. I don't know what HTH means though
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Bumping this up so I can find the recipe when I get home from work.
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