My family, including Mason are pretty good eaters, we will eat (almost) anything. But then there are some things Mason won’t eat, not even give it a chance and one of those things – Beans! He won’t even give beans a chance, not refried beans, lima beans, nada! And it’s one of those food items I wish he would eat, such good protein, and protein is one thing I can definitely tell when his diet is lacking.
This is when Black Bean Brownies come in. I love making these! They are VERY easy, not to mention cheap. Box of brownie mix as low as $1-1.50 and a can of black beans for less than a $1 win win!! To this day Mason still has no idea black beans is in the recipe. I’m warning you do not tell your family about the beans, the kids will gobble them up and asked for seconds. They do not taste like beans are in them at all, but the texture is more like a fudge brownie. All you need is TWO INGREDIENTS!!
Get your TWO INGREDIENTS out. Preheat the oven and spray your baking dish with Pam. Open your can of black beans, do NOT pour the liquid out. Pour the beans and liquid in a food processor or blender like I used and hit blend, less than 2 minutes later and your beans are done and ready.
Pour dry ingredients from brownie mix box into a bowl and then pour the beans mixture into the bowl. Mix dry and wet ingredients together with spoon until it’s blended, about 2 minutes.
Don’t forget to spray the bottom and sides of baking dish. Next pour the mixture into the dish and spread evenly. Place into preheated oven and cook according to package instructions. I usually cook mine additional 10 minutes longer than what the package says and they still come out like fudge brownies, but it all depends on how you like your brownies. Check with a toothpick. After they are done, let cool and enjoy! But remember don’t tell your children if they will be grossed out 😉
Brownies with Black Beans
1 Box of Brownie mix(any brand you’d like)
1 (15 oz) can of black beans
1. Grab your ingredients, preheat oven, spray baking dish with pam. Place can of black beans(including liquid) in a blender or food processor and blend for about 2 minutes until all blended.
2. Pour dry and wet(black beans) ingredients into bowl and stir. Stir for about 2 minutes until blended. Pour mixture into baking dish, spread evenly.
3. Place baking dish and cook according to package time. May need about 5-10 additional minutes then what the package says, check with a toothpick.