I have to admit that I was skeptical at first. Black bean brownies, seen while reading Bethany’s blog a short time ago, intrigued me. At first it felt a little like that “fad” thing I was telling you about. Why on earth would someone ruin perfectly good brownies by throwing black beans in them? It just seemed strange. If I’m going to waste calories on a sweet, I didn’t figure black bean brownies made the cut. I of course lamented all these doubts on the phone to my former roomie Clarissa. I wasn’t against them and wanted to try my hand at them, but I wasn’t seeing the purpose. They had the same amount of sugar, eggs, and lalalala. I believe in food with a purpose not just experimenting in the kitchen just for the sake of doing it. BUT with my low fat diet the Black Bean Brownies scored BIG, I could eat them cramp free. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, I pushed them to the back of my “meal possibilities” folder and moved on. THEN I received a package in the mail. Woot!
Gooner would have eaten them all if I’d only allowed, except I didn’t. They were pretty dark and tasted like cocoa powder. The black beans gave them a pretty fabulous texture and all in all I thought they were a success. They were pretty dark and I think I’d probably try to find a lighter version and I adore nuts so I’d probably add those as well. Thanks Clarissa for being so sweet and sending them to me!
What is a healthy secret item that you put in your food?