Pinterest is a very dangerous place. You can find so many recipes and fill your boards up with 100s of desserts. Thankfully I think my dessert board is only almost reaching 100 pins so I’m not too bad. However, Pinterest makes it super easy to find a recipe, way too easy.
Yesterday, I really wanted to make something sweet so I went and browsed my Pinterest dessert board. After looking at a couple I chose to make Oreo Cream Filled Brownies. I’d never tried them before but they looked good and we had everything on hand to make them.
These brownies were super easy to make. The brownies smelled really good when they came out of the oven but we had to wait a while for them to cool. Once they were cool I whipped up the filling. The filling tasted really sugary when I had a spoon of it plain, but it wasn’t too sweet in the brownies (it’d also make great whoopie filling too). And as you can see it looks real pretty once it got filled.
Unfortunately, when we cut the brownies they started cracking really bad and didn’t look to pretty anymore. They still tasted amazing though.
When I first read the recipe and realized what size pan it used I didn’t think it would make 20 brownies. However, the brownies are real rich with all that filling and cutting them into 20 made them the perfect size, though I will admit I had more than one.
This recipe was super easy to make and I loved it. I can’t wait to make it again. Make them yourself by grabbing the recipe from Cookies and Cups.
When you read the title most of you were probably like, what? Beans and brownies don’t go together, except they do.
I was introduced to these brownies at a recent NCFCA tournament. During the down time between rounds I noticed a friend at my table eating something and I asked what it was. She said it was a black bean brownie and offered my one. I said no! Later I decided to try one and was totally surprised, they were so good. So after having a couple days to recover from the tournament we got the recipe and made a batch (actually two!).
Unfortunately I let the secret slip about what was in the brownies (we were originally going to give the brownies to my younger siblings and then tell them what was in them). Everyone did try them and all but one person in my family like them (more for the rest of us I guess).
Though I must admit my regular brownies are better than these, these are definitely better when you consider how much better for you they must be. These are incredibly simple and you can’t even tell they have black beans in them!
Hopefully you’ll be brave enough to try these brownies by using the recipe below or by downloading the recipe by clicking here: Black Bean Brownies.
Black Bean Brownies
Makes 9 Brownies
- 1 (15 ½ oz) can Black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp vegetable oil
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ cup and 1 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips (about ½ cup)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on low until all ingredients are well blended (there should not be any whole black beans in the batter!).
- Lightly grease an 8×8 baking dish and pour batter inside.
- Top with chocolate chips or nuts if desired. (or you can stir in the chocolate chips)
- Bake for 25 minutes, until toothpick comes out clean after inserting in the center.
- Cool for 30 minutes before cutting and serving (otherwise they will fall apart).
For a double recipe use a 13×9 pan.
If your oven tends to cook faster be sure to check the brownies a couple minutes before the 25 minute mark.