Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bity Black Bean Browine Bites

That's right, you heard correctly, black bean brownies!  There is NOTHING easier than a 4 ingredient brownie, that has an extra protein and fiber kick!  From what I've heard, this is an old weight watchers secret...and I'll be honest...when I heard it, I was SUPER skeptical!  There's NO WAY you can put beans in brownies and have them taste good...right?!  It's absurd...or so I thought!  Give it a try, for real...these are the perfect little dessert-like something that you need, without being loaded with sugar and empty carbs!  AND you're going to freak out at how easy these are!

-Preheat oven to 350

What you'll need:

1 bag of Pamela's Products Chocolate Brownie Mix (bonus: fat free, gluten free, sugar free (white sugar), AND they have chocolate chunks in them!)
1 can low sodium, organic black beans
1/2 t. baking powder
1/8 c. unsweetened almond milk

-In a blender or food processor, dump in all the contents of the black beans (juice and all)...blend until no chunks are visible

-Combine all ingredients into a bowl, and mix...just so you know, batter will be really, really thick.

-Grease mini muffin tins (the really tiny ones), and fill with batter...batter will rise a little bit, so make them just about as big as you want them.

-Bake for 9-12 minutes, or until center comes clean when tested with a toothpick.

-Cool and eat! 

-This is an awesome recipe for kids to help with, because there are so few ingredients, and kids love things that are tiny!  My daughter gets so excited to help me with these, and even more excited to eat them!  These are a GREAT treat alternative, because they're high in protein, fiber, are void of processed flours and sugars, and have just the right amount of sweetness!

-Freeze half the batch for later, OR eat them all!!

-Ps- if you don't have mini muffin tins, put the batter in a 8x8 or 9x9 pan (greased) and bake...check at 12 minutes, but they may need to be in for longer.  You'll know when it's done by testing the center with a toothpick.  If it comes out clean, it's done!

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