Brownies made with WHAT?

I've had quite the Twitter and Facebook conversation this morning about what constitutes a brownie.

It started when I found this recipe last night for fudge made with BLACK BEANS. That got a discussion going and I found out there's a whole underground world that includes many a recipe for brownies made with black beans. This recipe came highly recommended via Twitter on that front.

And, honestly, I might try both these recipes. Though, as it stands today, my fave brownie recipe is the one with zucchini in it.

So, are these recipes abominations? I know my friend Megan Stuke wouldn't touch them with a 10-foot pole. But I might...

What do you think constitutes a "brownie" or "fudge"?


Megan Green Stuke 6 years, 5 months ago

Like I said, I'm kinda down with the brownie idea. I've been known to hide vegetable purees in my brownies before to good results. But fudge? No way. I'm a purist!!!

Sarah Henning 6 years, 5 months ago

I'm kind of thinking the "fudge" is more like a moist brownie, since it's baked and all. Makes me a bit less freaked out to think of it that way...

Beth Bird 6 years, 5 months ago

This is a Weight Watchers recipe - nothing new.....

campblood 6 years, 5 months ago

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Kris Adair 6 years, 5 months ago

We have made black bean brownies many a time and love them! There is a little chocolate so I think they are brownies. All that matters to me is that they taste good and the girls love making them. Anything with the food processor is fun.

Sarah Henning 6 years, 5 months ago

Hey, those girls have fabulous taste, I trust them!

Kris Adair 6 years, 5 months ago

I should have suggested this before, you need a cookbook called Toddler Cafe. I would be happy to lend you my copy to let you know how utterly fabulous it is. Seriously, amazing. There is a black bean recipe in there that puts all others to shame.

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