Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Bean Brownies


A tasty treat was made in the kitchen today!  I got the recipe from Happy Herbivore.


Secret ingredient is beans!

My slight variant on this recipe was:

1 can of cannelini beans, drained (I don’t do black beans)

2 ripe nanas

1/3 cup honey

1 tsp vanilla

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts

1/4 cup oat bran

2 tbsp sugar.

Blend everything except the oat bran, walnuts, and chocolate chips in a food processor until smooth.


Stir all the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl with the batter. 


Pour into a 9x9 pan sprayed with nonstick spray and bake for 40 minutes in a 350 degree oven.


Very fudgy and a fairly strong banana flavor, so not super brownie-like, but really tasty and very good for you.  They pack fiber, protein and very little fat (Omega3 from walnuts)!  And there is no trace of any bean flavor at all, so don’t be afraid to try them!

When cut into 9 pieces – approx 110 calories per brownie.


LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I'vv seen these before... I love beans, but the thought of them in brownies scares me. lol

Ann said...

I love beans, never know that it could be added in brownies. Would love to try this one soon.

South Beach Steve said...

I have been tempted to try these before, but I just can't get over there being beans in them. I guess I just need to try it - everyone says they are good.