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black beans in brownies?

Okay, this may sound completely unorthodox or even a little bit gross—especially for dessert purists—but it could be worth a try. Consumer Reports on Health recently suggested that you can swap out fat for fiber in your favorite brownie mix by substituting a 15.5 oz can of liquefied black beans for the eggs and oil. Justadd water to get the right batter consistency before baking. Hmmm. If you try it, report the results to [email protected].


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Sandy Todd Webster

Sandy Todd Webster is the editor in chief of IDEA’s award-winning publications. She is Precision Nutrition Level 1 certified and is a Rouxbe Certified Plant-Based Professional cook.

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