Black Bean Fudge Brownies For Protein-Packed Goodness

Bean Brownies

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The idea of using black beans in brownies might sound weird for some but don’t knock it til’ you try it. Actually, black beans (and red beans too) can also be delicious in smoothies but back to the topic at hand, brownies. I was watching Dr. Oz one day and stumbled upon this recipe for black bean fudge brownies.

I piqued my interest so I decided to try my own version of it and this is what I came up with:

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Mine were more fudge than brownie but yummy either way. My photo probably doesn’t do it justice but this recipe (or variations of it) is a keeper.  I used less ingredients then what was included in the recipe (ingredients pictured at the top of this post), eyeballed my measurements and didn’t cook it for as long as the recipe says.

I’m a super chocolate and sugar fiend so I often have to monitor my urges to binge on ridiculously terrible versions of the former two, so this bean fudge brownie stuff is an excellent, guilt-free way to indulge. It’s also gluten free (obviously). It takes almost no effort to make. The only thing I would do differently is use fresh beans. I hate canned food but I was in a rush, so I had to go for the quicker option that day.

This is what was left over in my blender:

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And you better believe I scooped every bit of it out and licked it off my fingers.

Have or will you tried black bean brownies?

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Starrene Rhett Rocque is a former member of Dumbledore's Army who now enjoys gallivanting at pole, yoga and dance studios. She also occasionally fantasizes about becoming a shotgun-toting b-movie heroine.