Friday, March 4, 2016

Black Beans and Brownies, Say What?????

Never in a million years would I think this could work, but it does! Joy Bauer, a nutrition and weight loss guru, who finds ways to reduce the calories and fat from the dishes and desserts we love was on The Steve Harvey Show.  She found a way to reduce the calories of brownies and it works.

She substituted black beans for the oil and eggs. I tried it, following her instructions and was very pleased. You can find the directions here.

The brownies are very fudgey and even though I happen to like cake like brownies,  for some reason, these were perfectly fine. The directions are so simple; however I wouldn't skimp on the puree step. I used a blender that really purees very nicely.

Black beans in a brownie, who would have thunk it? I'm so glad Joy Bauer did! She has a new book, From Junk Food to Joy Food. I'm  definitely going to check it out. 

I haven't gotten any feedback from my family as of yet. That will be the real test. If I get the okay from my two sons then this will be the way to go from now on.

Why not give it a try and see for yourself and let me know your thoughts. I hope you are as pleased as I am.