No… I’m not talking about these guys baked in brownies!
But all us, 90s kids, remember Beanies Babies! Oh my goodness, they were, like totally rad.
Anywho, I’m talking about these guys, hidden in a delicious brownie treat.
I know, I know. Black beans in brownies? Hmm, no thank you! But wait! These brownies actually taste rich, chocolatey, and amazing (!). Seriously, you cannot even tell there’s beans in them.
Beans are a good source of protein and fiber, so you can feel good about eating this dessert as a healthy treat.
Be adventurous and try these Beanie Baby Brownies! Yum!
1 can black beans, rinsed
1/2 cup sugar (I used brown sugar)
3 tsp water
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 8 x 8 baking pan. Place all ingredients in a blender, Magic Bullet, or food processor and blend until completely mixed. You don’t actually want to find whole beans or bean chunks in your brownies. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Place in the oven for 25-30 minutes, or until slightly firm in the center. Remove from oven and cut into squares, any size you’d like. Technically, this should make at least 8 brownies, but you can cut smaller pieces.
Now, share with all your friends and family! Bask in the goodness!