Tuesday, May 11, 2010

a little share...

Hi! I got these for my birthday! Lovely!And, I made these today:
Sorry for the crappy photo; I was lazy and just used the webcam.

Low fat vegan black bean brownies from Happy Herbivore! Yum! You know I can't just follow a recipe - I substituted 3/4 cup of cane sugar for the agave nectar(since I don't have any), and added a heaping tablespoon of honey and the same of ground flax and flour, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. I think they could be just a little sweeter and more chocolatey, so next time I'd add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips. And no, you can't taste the beans at all.

This is definitely a delicious treat. They're not cakey like regular brownies, but rather rich and dense - a texture more like fudge, but with a brownie flavour. I'm not 100% sold on the cinnamon-chocolate combination (one I've been on the fence about for many years), but I do like these a lot! As in, I just ate two! Well, they're low fat - so I can eat twice as many, right? :)


  1. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day!

  2. I need to try these!!! :) I love the idea of beans in brownies!!

  3. Oh my God, those brownies look ahhh-mazing. And the fact that they're fudgy too--those are my absolute favorite kinds of brownies! I gotta try those sometime!

    P.S. With the beans you're getting an extra dose of protein--can't beat that!

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  5. Happy late birthday! Hope you have a GREAT year, darn it - you deserve it!

    And now I want brownies... :)

  6. Happy birthday!!!!

    I'd soooo love to try those brownies, but it kinda scares me. LOL Can you stop by my house and teach me how to make stuff like this? Or just ship me some. :)

    I hope you had a GREAT birthday - those flowers are gorgeous!


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