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    Don't these sound awful? Well, don't let that scare you away. These are very moist, fudgy brownies. No one can guess the secret ingredient.

    Non-stick cooking spray
    1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
    6 egg whites or 1/2 C fat free egg substitute
    4 oz unsweetened chocolate
    1 Tbsp. light
    2 C sugar
    2 Tbsp. instant coffee powder (regular or espresso) You might substitute vanilla if you don't like coffee.
    3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    1/2 C chopped walnuts (optional)
    1 tsp. baking powder

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 9"x13" pan with nonstick spray.

    Blend drained beans and 2 egg whites (or 1/3 of 1/2 C egg substitute) in food processor or blender until smooth. SET ASIDE

    Place chocolate and light butter in a small microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 60-90 seconds. Stir every 30 seconds until smooth. SET ASIDE

    Combine bean puree, sugar, flour, coffee powder and remaining egg whites or egg substitute in a mixing bowl. Beat until well combined. Blend in melted chocolate. Pour mix into pan, sprinkle with walnuts.

    Bake 30-35 minutes.

    POINTS: 1.5
    SERVINGS: 30

    Lissa in southern California
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    Lissa's Weight Loss Odyssey

    "I've come too far in life to take orders from a cookie!"

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    OK, I have a question about the brownie recipe! I made the brownies last night using the following version of the recipe:

    Non-stick cooking spray
    1 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1/2 C fat free egg substitute
    4 oz unsweetened chocolate
    1 Tbsp. light margarine
    2 C sugar
    2 Tbsp. vanilla
    3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
    1 tsp. baking powder
    (I eliminated the walnuts and used vanilla instead of coffee.)

    I loved them! However, I was wondering if it would be possible to substitute the 2 cups of sugar with artificial sweetener (0 points, right?) and some sort of no/low point "filler"--more black beans, perhaps? Or applesauce?

    I have NO experience doing lowfat/low sugar substitutions. I really liked these brownies, but would like to try to eliminate most of the 32 points that the 2 cups of sugar adds to the recipe (1 T of sugar=1 point, right?) without sacrificing too much of the flavor and texture of the brownies.

    Any suggestions?

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    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Augusta, GA USA


    I agree ..2 cups of sugar is an awful lot ....any suggestions ? i would love to try these but the sugar is too much ...

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    I think Splenda can be substituted for the sugar in a 1:1 ratio. For example, 2Cups Splenda would equal 2Cups sugar. You can get bulk splenda at

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    jmjgtodd Guest


    I made a batch of black bean brownies using a different recipe (from the Stealth Health book). I love the idea, but I could definitely taste the beans??? Did anyone find that they could taste the beans? I would love to make this again . . .

    162/Lost 6 lbs pre-WW
    OP since 6/21/00

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    Outer-banks-girl, thanks so much for telling us about Splenda! I had never heard of it, but I'm going to order some!

    jmjgtodd, when I made the brownies using the recipe I posted above, I could not taste the beans at all. My husband was shocked when I told him what was in them--he had NO clue, he just thought they tasted GREAT. He sucked about 90% of the batch down like a Hoover vacuum cleaner over the course of about 3 days! (He lost 40 lbs. on WW and is in maintenance mode--I sometimes have to give him gentle reminders about moderation, portion control, etc.)

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    Join Date
    Jul 2000
    Boca Raton, FL


    Made these yesterday. They were a hit! Be careful, you may not be able to stop with one! Jacqueline

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    I made these over the weekend and tried lightening them up a little... since the posts about the 2 c. of sugar... here's what I did. I used cocoa instead of baking chocolate (3 tbsp cocoa & 1 tbsp oil per oz substituted) and instead of the oil, I added applesauce. Then I used 1 c. applesauce in place of 1 c. of sugar and I didn't add the light margarine.

    Well, they weren't perfect. I think I'd go back to the 2 c. sugar but keep the applesauce and cocoa. They were very moist, a little "beany", but with a dollop of ff cool whip they were great. I think they needed the sugar. If anyone else experiments, please let us know. I'm going to try again... hey, I ate them, you know!

    194 pg in Feb. (5'1")
    "If you're going to have a big ****, have a GREAT big ****!" Keeps me exercising!

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    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    New Mexico


    These are great! I substituted 1c. of splenda for 1 c. of the sugar and I think it was a little sweet. I think next time I'll only put 1/2 c. of regular sugar and the splenda. Thanks for the recipe!!

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    This is a wonderful recipe, and it shocks people who eat it, because you cant taste beans.

    Definately needs to move to the top!

    (I know for members who joined in 2001 or 2002, these oldies are new to us!)
    Jamie<br /><br />"The deepest personal defeat suffered by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become." <br />-- Ashley Montagu

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    Denise02 Guest


    I just wanted to say thanks for the recipe. It was great. I did it with subbing the cocoa and oil for the choclolate. It was well liked at our house.

    It will definately be on the to make again list. I did not find them to taste beany at all.


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    Jessica (in Seattle)
    HW: 204.4
    CW: 165.6
    WWG: 148
    PG: 135
    Getting back to goal

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Kenosha, WI, & Gulfport, MS


    What if you only subbed 1C Splenda and did the 1C real sugar? Might help maintain the structure and taste of the brownies better than if you used all Splenda. Just a thought......and then you could cut out 16pts. too!

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    I tried these this afternoon, and they are delicious! I used cocoa powder and light margarine instead of the chocolate (which I did not have in the house), but I think it made the recipe too "cakey". Next time I will use the real thing. And I will "neglect" to mention the secret ingredient to my son, for the sake of peace.
    Gaining Momentum and losing weight!

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