Black Bean Brownies and Grace


“I can resist everything but temptation.”
–Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan

Like most people, I strive to be reasonably fit.  I walk religiously, eat my vegetables, and sometimes even do yoga. But I have a serious weakness, a secret yearning for what can only be called the dark side.

By dark, I am speaking literally, for I find that I can resist everything but chocolate.  In more youthful, disciplined days, I would nibble only on small pieces of severely dark chocolate so bitter that I felt rather saintly; but as I mellow with age, I find myself drawn back to the sweeter confections that I loved as child, before saintly self-denial set in.  I’m talking chocolate brownies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate cake, gooey-filled chocolates, and that devil of darkness: fudge.  Oh, sweet chocolate, forbidden one, how I yearn for you!  I could write sonnets to your name, and I dream of stolen moments . . .

And then, one day, out of the blue, from some mysterious outpost on the internet, along comes a recipe for a relatively “healthy” chocolate brownie that tastes (surprisingly) delicious and can be eaten in broad daylight.

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6 thoughts on “Black Bean Brownies and Grace

  1. My mouth was watering as I kept reading, hurrying to get to the recipe and wondering if I would have all of the ingredients. Where is the recipe!!!!!! I am so disappointed. I belong to a group that often uses your articles for the evening’s discussion. I wanted to make them for our Seekers group when it’s my turn to do the dessert. Can I get a link to the recipe somewhere, please? Barb

      • Thanks. I’ll try them for our next meeting. I Googled and found some others, also. I don’t have a food processor, and I’m not concerned about gluten. I may try one that uses a store bought brownie mix, but substitutes the black beans blended with water for the eggs and oil in the box mix. I’ll taste test the group and see what they think with no labels on them. Our group of 8-10 can handle two pans of brownies, I’m sure.

  2. Oh, it’s fun to experiment! It would be fun to hear about the results. Keep in touch. I would love to keep up with you and get to know more about you and your group. Blessings and peace, Patricia

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