I saw on something on Pinterest the other day - how someone had made brownies merely from a Betty Crocker mix and a can of black beans. A lover of unorthodox mixtures from way back, I was intrigued and managed to remember to include both of these items in my weekly grocery shop to give these blackbean brownies a go!
It's so simple it's not even a recipe! Take a box of brownie mix, and a can/vac pack of black beans in water. Drain and rinse the black beans, then put back in the can and fill the can with water. Put the water and beans in a food processor or blender until smooth, then mix together with the brownie mix. Bake according to the packet instructions, let them cool and then dig in!
I couldn't taste the beans at all - it's just a nice, fudgy, squidgy brownie. Just the way I like them! Tom said the chocolate flavour was "spot on"! High praise from a man whose favourite flavour is chocolate.
I would perhaps bake them a bit longer - the packet said 25 minutes and the skewer came out clean, so I took them out. But on reflection I'd probably give them another 5 or 10 minutes.
Let me know if you try them :)
Edited: If you undercook them slightly, like I did, put them in the fridge! They take on a very moreish fudge texture!
And also, black beans don't look like the easiest thing to find in Australia - see my reply in the comments for suggestions on where you might source them :)