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Special Mint Brownies

Posted in Food & Recipes by nicolejanaye on March 24, 2010

Alright so not that special but they are quite unique.

I actually got this recipe from my grandma and adjusted it from there. It’s going to sound a bit strange and un-appetizing but don’t judge before you try them. I actually prefer them to ‘normal’ brownies. Plus, I can’t have normal brownies anyways because of the egg.

Ingredients

  • 1 package of brownie mix
  • 1 can of black beans
  • 1 TSP peppermint extract

Procedure

  1. Blend the entire can of black beans. Don’t drain the liquid.
  2. Combine the wet ingredients (blended black beans & mint extract) with the dry ingredients (brownie mix)
  3. Bake as normal.

That’s it.

They are awesome. I actually bake the brownies on a cookie sheet. The batter fits perfectly and I like how the brownies are a little bit thinner than normal. Also, after the brownies cool, I put them in the freezer. It brings out the mint flavor and provides an added freshness to the dessert. Just like after brushing your teeth and then drinking water. You can sub out the mint extract with nuts, chocolate chunks, and even a packet of VIA to make mocha brownies.

Not only are these brownies vegan (if you get a brownie mix without dairy) but they have a boost of protein and fiber and contain no added oil.

Don’t judge the book by it’s cover.

They might sound strange but you might get hooked.

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