10 Days of Happiness- Day 10

These have been making me happy as I stress-eat through piles of notes and practices test questions.

You won’t believe that these brownies have black beans in them!!  Not even a hint of black bean flavor. This helps me feel a little less guilty about eating so many.

Here’s what you do.

1- Get a package of brownie mix. Any kind will work.  I used TJ’s brand which was good, but Duncan Hines California Walnut Brownie Mix was even better! (The brownies pictured above are actually the DH version)

2- Next, puree a can of low sodium black beans, juice and all.

3- Combine bean puree and 2tsp cinnamon(optional) with dry brownie mix.  Stir until you get a thick, slightly lumpy mixture.

4- Pour into a lightly oiled,  8 x 8 baking dish.

5- Bake according to package directions. Baking times may vary. I actually ended up baking mine for 10 minutes longer, so check as you go.

What you get is a crispy on the outside, moist on the inside, dense, fudgy brownie .  So yummy and it’s kinda good for you.  Hidden fiber and no added fat.

That’s the end of my 10 days.  I can’t believe how fast it went by!  I work all day tomorrow, then Saturday we are headed to Phoenix for a bit of shopping, eating and swimming.  Monday is the BIG test day!!  Wish me luck 🙂   I will be back sometime next week.

Have a wonderful weekend!


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13 Responses to 10 Days of Happiness- Day 10

  1. Valerie says:

    How clever! I am definitely going to try this one. Thanks for sharing…:)

  2. Kelly says:

    Wow! I want to try this for sure. I love black beans and brownies, to combine them for a delicious treat will just be beyond wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Green Mamma says:

    First, let me say that your brownies look delish. Second, good luck, and I hope you’ll get the humor in my next comment, but I see lots of boobies in your future! LOL. I often joked with our lactation consultant about the number of breasts she handled daily. So, I only hope that you will too! Good luck. You are in my thoughts.

  4. jessica says:

    I keep seeing this recipe around and it looks so yummy. I think I’m going to have to try it very soon!

  5. Jeanne says:

    I’ve made brownies with garbanzo beans too, and they were yummy. Will have to try this!

  6. Teresa says:

    Those brownies sure look good! GOOD LUCK on your test!!!

  7. I’m going to have to try that!! I’m always trying to find ways to have my family eat better without them knowing it. SHHH don’t tell them!

  8. Stephanie says:

    MMMmm those brownies look awesome!! Best of luck on your test. =)

  9. Expat Mom says:

    Mmm, I can see why these make you happy! 😀 I`ve enjoyed your 10 days, though I haven`t actually come by to comment (I`ve been reading in my feed reader), but there`s just something about chocolate that coaxes me out of lurkerdom. 😉

    I tend to make brownies with grated zucchini or carrot. Just makes them nice and moist and healthier and no one realizes, but I`m going to try the bean version, too!

  10. Alexis says:

    Wow, was that ten days already?? Good luck on the test – I’m sure you’ll be glad to have that behind you!

  11. Tricia says:

    good luck!!!!!!!!you can do it!!!!!

  12. heidi says:

    So…not to be slow, but…you just do the beans and the brownie mix? No eggs, no oil?

  13. alpa says:

    Thanks for sharing the brownie recipe! After seeing your results, I am trying this tonite 🙂 For some reason, brownies are the one thing that I just can’t get right without eggs or a ton of oil.

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