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Old 01-04-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
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Black Bean Brownies/Cake

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)
Printable Version

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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