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Julie says ...
This is a recipe that is common here in the south. It tastes like pecan pie and there are several variations. I am sure some one can make a healthier version. This is from the days before we knew better! Pinto Bean Pie 1 heaping cup mashed pinto beans (Note: 1 1/2 cups cooked beans equals about 1 cup, mashed) 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 eggs, beaten 1 9-inch unbaked pie shell Blend sugars, eggs, and butter until creamy. Add the mashed beans and blend thoroughly. Pour into a 9-inch unbaked pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake for an additional 25 minutes or until a knife inserted into the pie comes out clean.
09/02/2009 9:09:36 PM CDT
Katie Monson says ...
Here is my addition for brownies the use pureed beans. I love making these: a) they taste amazing b) I only use a food processor so it's easy to clean up. “ You were so good today, I’m making you Brownies” Brownies 1 ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips 2 cups garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed 4 eggs ½ cup brown rice syrup ¼ cup agave nectar ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. vanilla ¼ tsp. salt 1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees 2.In a small bowl, melt chocolate chips in microwave for about 2 minutes. 3.In a blender or food processor, combine beans and eggs, process until smooth. 4.Add sweeteners, baking powder, vanilla, salt and chocolate, process until smooth. 5.Pour batter into a 9x9” non stick pan. 6.Bake 40-45 minutes.
09/09/2009 10:29:04 PM CDT
Rich says ...
Sorry, but these were disgusting. Made the recipe to spec. Each bite has a very distinct, well, black bean taste. I was hoping the bean flavor would be disguised better as I've experienced in other recipes. Just make a standard flourless chocolate cake and get some real flavor.
09/20/2009 11:26:55 AM CDT
Jayne says ...
These brownies were amazing...I have a sweet tooth, but flour and I don't get along. I made these at my parents house while they were out, when they got home they dug into the freshly baked brownies (without knowing the secret ingredient). It was when they went back for seconds that I told them about the black beans! I have been telling many of my clients about these awesome brownies, the love is spreading!
09/28/2009 9:19:36 PM CDT
Joyce Raftery says ...
Please remake the following recipes: Fettucine Alfredo 1 package fettuccine 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup sour cream 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg yolk Cook pasta and drain. melt butter and remove from heat. Stir in sour cream, Parmesan cheese and egg yolk. Pour sauce over pasta and toss. Makes 6 servings Chicken Divan 4 chicken breasts 2 cans of cream of chicken soup 2 tsp. curry powder 2/3 c mayo 1 head of broccoli 1/2 cup bread crumbs 2 T melted butter Boil chicken breasts. Mix together cream of chicken soup, curry and mayo. Combine sauce with cut up chicken. Steam brocoli and place on bottom of 13X9 glass pan. Top with chicken mixture. Mix bread crumbs with melted butter and sprinkle on top. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
10/21/2009 4:40:46 PM CDT
Kate says ...
My boss made these a few weeks ago and they were FANTASTIC! I thought i'd give it a try, and they turned out awful! I didn't have a food processor, which could have possibly been my problem.... Maybe I over-mixed the beans (by hand)? I also added chocolate chips, but the brownies had a very strange (almost burnt) taste. Has anyone else had this problem?
12/01/2009 12:10:46 AM CST
Darla says ...
Inspired by this blog post, I made a Black Forest cake using black beans: http://cakedarla.blogspot.com/2010/04/black-forest-cake.html
04/19/2010 12:29:48 AM CDT
Holly says ...
How would it work to replace the sugar with Stevia? How much liquid or powered Stevia would replace it in this receipe?
08/02/2010 4:22:43 PM CDT
sugara says ...
@ All - Here are a couple of conversion charts you may find helpful for substituting either Stevia or Truvia in a recipe: http://www.stevia.net/conversion.html and http://www.truvia.com/recipes/conversion-chart/default.aspx
08/03/2010 4:03:42 PM CDT
Angie says ...
Looking for a recipe for Pumpkin Brownies (no chocolate). I love love love pumpkin, but can't have the flour. So I was hoping to find a white bean replacement, without having a runny mess. Thanks!
10/27/2011 1:31:40 PM CDT
Arden Carmody says ...
This recipe needs a natural makeover: bread pudding When I make this recipe I use challah bread, eggs, whole milk, and sugar. However is their anyway to use less dairy, eggs and white bread? Bread Pudding: 4 large eggs, plus 1 large egg yolk 3/4 cup sugar 5 cups whole milk 3 TBS bourbon 1 TBS vanilla extract 1 tsp freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt 12 ounces (about 1/2 loaf) good quality Challah, sliced 3/4 inch thick and cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes (about 8 cups) 1 1/2 TBS unsalted butter, melted plus more for greasing the baking dish. Adjust the oven rack to the lower middle position. Heat to 325 degrees. Butter a 13×9 inch baking dish. Whisk eggs, yolk, sugar in a large bowl to blend well. Whisk in the milk, bourbon, vanilla, nutmeg and salt. Stir in the bread cubes. Mix well to moisten.Let stand 20 min. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Brush the exposed bread with the melted butter and sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar. Bake until the pudding turns deep golden brown, is beginning to rise up the sides of the baking dish, and jiggles very slightly at the center when shaken, 45-50 min. Remove from oven and let cool until set but still warm.
01/17/2012 7:16:56 PM CST
Sabine says ...
Those brownies do look tasty! I have a recipe that needs a natural makeover! This is an old family favorite cheesecake. We'd all feel better about eating it for my grandma's birthday on Sunday if it was healthier and organic. Here it is: Chocolate Cream Cheese Swirl Cake 1 package devil's food cake mix with pudding 8 oz cream cheese, softened 2 eggs 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare devil's food cake batter according to package directions. Grease (or spray) a 9x13 glass baking dish. In a medium mixing bowl, cream together cream cheese, eggs, and sugar. Add chocolate pieces. Pour cake batter into prepared pan. Swirl cream cheese mixture into the batter. Bake for 5 minutes less than indicated on the package. Serves 10-12.
10/14/2012 6:34:33 PM CDT
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11/01/2012 5:44:32 PM CDT
Bj says ...
Can't get the recipe for the flour less brownies( the one made with black beans) to come up. Is it still available?
11/19/2012 7:36:12 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@BJ - You bet we still have the recipe! Thanks for catching the broken link. We recently launched a website redesign and I have corrected the link above. You can get to the recipe through the top photo or any of the other links on the page. Enjoy!
11/20/2012 10:39:36 AM CST
Leslie Sexton says ...
These are Outrageiously Good! I am not a vegan,or a vegetarian and I am not gluten intolerant. But these are UN-FRIGGIN-BELIEVEABLE!!!
04/21/2013 4:57:10 PM CDT
Tom OConnell says ...
I am type 2 diabetic & love your plain Brownies, can you tell me how much sugar is in one 4oz bar? They are to die for, but don't want to go overboard eating them. Thank You for your response.
02/11/2014 3:29:00 PM CST
Nikki - Community Moderator says ...
@TOM - Are you looking for a brownie made in-house? If so, check with your local store as our recipes can differ. If you're looking for a packaged brownie, let me know the brand name and I can try to find the info!
02/11/2014 6:51:22 PM CST

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