Pages

Monday, June 10, 2013

Black Bean (Ninja) Brownies

Sshhhh!  Don't tell anyone there are beans in dese ninja browneezzz!
Ninja brownies, because I had to move stealth-like through the kitchen - as to not attract unwanted attention - while I opened, rinsed, and drained a can of black beans.

Once I started whirling them around in the food processor, I could ninja no more.  As if the sound was a mating call, right on queue S popped his head up from the couch like a prairie dog.


S:  Whatcha making?
Me:  Brownies.
S:  Oooohhhhh, brownies.  What kind?
Me:  Good ones.

That seemed to satisfy his curiosity.  Thank goodness he has the attention span of a puppy on the weekends; he crams a weeks worth of TV, reading, internet searches,  and you tube videos into 2 days.

This was my first attempt at bean brownies and I have to admit, my expectations were pretty low.  I mean, come on...beans....in brownies.  I was pleasantly surprised, as was S!!  I didn't tell him about the beans until after he ate the brownies.  I did tell him they were a new, chocolaty, chewy recipe I was trying (technically, this was no lie).  They reminded me of Little Debbie's Cosmic Brownies, minus the chemicals and artificial stuff - come on, we've all had one before, right?  They were moist, fudgy, and chewy....all the fine qualities a brownie should have.  Obviously they were a hit - I'm lucky I snapped this pic when I did.

I originally found this recipe on Pinterest....which led me to Foodista....where I then learned that this recipe was by Andie Mitchel, CanYouStayForDinner....but I could not find it on her website.


Would I make them again?  Yes.  Absolutely!  I did only use 1 egg plus one egg yolk, as opposed to the two eggs plus one egg yolk - foods that are too eggy bother S, as mentioned before :)


Click HERE for the recipe, and try beans in yo' brownies!!

Please visit my Link Party page to see where I have shared this post.

52 comments:

  1. Hi Kim
    I hear you might try making my Crayola pencil holder so I thought I'd come by and say hello. These brownies look awesome. I looked at your recipes and you can cook for me any time, lol. Also your newest follower and fan. Can't wait to see what you cook up next. Hope you will visit my blog and hopefully want to follow me also.
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aren't you sweet!! Following you back, as well. And, yes...the crayon pencil holder vs. Kim...to be continued :)

      Delete
  2. Hey there! I'm here from the blog hop and just wanted to let you know I liked your facebook page ;o) Hope you'll get a chance to visit me! You can find me here:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cropped-Stories/615495055132216?ref=hl

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the FB love!! Heading over to check out your blog.

      Delete
  3. :O Oh, wow! Hahaha @ the "good ones" comment! :) I followed you here from your comment on my guest post over at Nap-Time Creations! I wanted to keep the connection going! Also, I’d like to invite you to come link up with me at my link party! I’d love it if you could stop by & link up some of your recipes! Here's the link: http://anyonitanibbles.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/tasty-tuesdays-14-plus-16-dad-approved-fathers-day-recipes.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anyonita :) I will check it out.

      Delete
  4. This is awesome! And with the beans, it's really pretty much a high protein meal. I mean, you could eat a whole pan and call it dinner. Fiber and protein and chocolate!

    It's a win!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The brownies are considered to be a vegetable. Totally.

      Delete
  5. This is totally awesome Kim! I LOVE sneaky recipes like this for my 2 year old :) Pulling this ninja trick on him very soon. Thanks for the great recipe!! Pinned it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hahaha! The litmus test: If it works on my hub, it will work on your boy :)

      Delete
  6. Very sneaky ...you are a ninja master...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. eat....sleep....assassinate(the beans)....aaaand bake....the Ninja way.

      Delete
  7. beanie brownies, clever. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

    ReplyDelete
  8. Interesting. I'll have to check out the recipe! My man loves black beans so he'd probably jump at the chance to have black bean brownies! That's what I get for being with a Cuban. =)

    Natashalh

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That's funny!! My hubs does like black beans, but they usually aren't in a sweet, dessert dish.

      Delete
  9. I was super shocked the first time I made black bean brownies and loved them! They are Yummy :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I KNOW (said like Monica, from FRIENDS)!! Who wuddah thunk it?

      Delete
  10. I've never made these, and I never would have thought about adding beans to brownies. It's on the try list now.

    Heidi’s Wanderings

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. They are surprisingly good! I was so skeptical - now, I would totally make them again!!

      Delete
  11. These look and sound amazing, yum yum :)

    Thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I have made these and they ARE delicious! I never told our son that the things he was eating were gluten-free because he would have freaked out. As soon as he heard the word gluten, he heard nothing more and was sure he was being poisoned!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. What they don't know, won't hurt them :)
      Thanks for stopping by :)

      Delete
  13. Have been wanting to try black bean brownies for a while. Glad to hear you had success. I'm visiting from The 36th Avenue link party.

    Christy @ Creating a Beautiful Life

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Christy! Yes, they are husband approved!!

      Delete
  14. Hi, thanks for sharing. I pinned it. My daughter has made this in the past but I didn't have the recipe. Now I do. Thanks
    Bye for now, Darlene

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Enjoy, Darlene & thanks for stopping by!!

      Delete
  15. Brownies that are vegetables. I think I love you. Now, can you work some ninja magic with ice cream? Pretty please?
    You had me laughing through this entire post! Thanks for linking!
    Michelle @Ms. enPlace

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Michelle!! I'm afraid my ninja skills have not yet reached ice cream level-ninja-ing....but I will stay focused!!

      Delete
  16. They look so yummy! pin'd to my gonna do board! lol

    ReplyDelete
  17. OMG, i make these weekly. No guilt:) And gluten free! Ninja on sista!!! http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/06/beachy-signs.html

    ReplyDelete
  18. I've tried black bean brownies before, but they turned out awful! I'l have to give them another try.
    Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friday

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I must have lucked out with this recipe!! There were moments throughout where I doubted them...but they turned out well :)

      Delete
  19. I've tried making black bean brownies before, and they tasted good, but I think I did something wrong, because they didn't seem quite right! Thanks for sharing at Wicked Good Wednesdays!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Rachel! Andie's recipe is a keeper. Sadly, I won't have to ninja anymore, because now he know about the beans :)

      Delete
  20. I've been wanting to try these and as much as I hate to admit it I love those chemical laden Cosmic Brownies... so now I must try these!
    I'm now following you on Twitter! Can't wait to see more!
    Krista@ Far From Normal

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here...and the little candies on top? Thanks for stopping by!!

      Delete
  21. I love sneaking things into my kids' food! I might have to try these. Thanks for sharing at Sweet and Savory Sunday link party. Please join us at our link party sometime, we'd love to have you! http://whoneedsacape.com/2013/06/super-sunday-party-3/

    Bevin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Bevin!! I actually just linked up with you last night :)

      Delete
  22. Delicious with a capital D! :) Love the title too! :) Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Anyonita...you are on my weekly par-tay list going forward :)

      Delete
  23. I have been so chicken to try black beans in brownies. Love your description though. It is pushing me towards making them. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't be scared, Christie!! Andie's recipe is fantastic!!

      Delete
  24. What a great sneaky recipe! Thanks so much for linking up on Made in a Day!
    Kim

    ReplyDelete
  25. I love ninja sneaky food! I make mine with avocado, now I need to try these :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oooo, I'll have to try that one, Lisa!

      Delete
  26. I have had brownies with beans...not that bad. Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #18!

    ~Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later!
    www.dessertnowdinnerlater.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. Sneaky! I love it :) Super smart idea to make them a bit more healthy and still get the chocolaty yumminess! Krista @ A Handful of Everything

    ReplyDelete

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...