Last weekend, Nicole posted on some form of social media that she was making brownies for after her first full marathon (go tell her congrats, she did great!). That was really all it took for a brownie craving to set in.
I, however, did not run a full marathon (or a half, or even the equivalent of a quarter) this weekend, so I opted for black bean brownies.
That’s really all there is to it. Drain the beans, puree (or mash), stir into the box mix (in place of the oil, water and egg) and the fantastic little Ghirardelli pouch o’chocolate it comes with and bake as usual. Yum.
I once had someone tell me the WHOLE pan had “only like 300 calories,” which is so not true at all, but they do have less fat and calories and more protein than the traditional brownies and I think hit the spot. I’m taking the leftovers to work to see if the boys notice anything is different!