One desert I do not make homemade is brownies. In my opinion the folks at Duncan Hines, Ghirardelli, and Betty Crocker have gotten it just right. However, I do tweak the recipe a little bit to make it a whole lot less fattening and more decadent. Yes, I know, that sounds impossible but try it. You will never make boxed brownies the old way again.
- your favorite box brownie mix
- 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
- about 1/2 cup applesauce or one of those single serving cups
Pour brownie mix into mixing bowl. Grind black beans and applesauce in your food processor until fairly smooth. Add bean mixture to brownie mix. Do NOT add any oil or eggs as the brownie box instructs you to (this is how you get rid of all the fat!). DO ADD whatever amount of water the box tells you to. Stir ingredients until well blended. Follow the cooking temperature and time on your brownie box. When finished I like to melt some chocolate to drizzle on top. Now enjoy your brownie without the guilt!