Monday, June 21, 2010

Black Bean Brownies

The following is a real recipe.

Take these 2 ingredients:

Drain and rinse the black beans. Put them in a blender/food processer along with 1 cup of water. Puree.

Mix the beans in with the brownie mix.
No eggs, oil, anything.

Taste the batter and wonder where the bean taste/smell has gone to.
Bake according the the box directions.
(actually took about 10 min longer then what it said)

Let them cool, then eat.
Then give them to your family but don't tell them what's different.
After you explain the ingredients prepare to defend yourself against accusations of trying to be "vegan".

Low calorie/Low fat brownies.
With lots of fiber.
That taste just like brownies.
Only different.
In a good way.
It has been decided that adding chocolate chips in wouldn't be such a bad idea either.
I dare you to try it.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Coconut Bread!

Coconut Bread


4 eggs
1 cup oil
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons coconut extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup chopped nuts


1. set oven to 325 degrees and spray two loaf pans; set aside
2. cream eggs, sugar oil and coconut extract together.

3. blend dry ingredients together and add to creamed mixture; mix well
4. add buttermilk, coconut, and nuts until well blended
5. bake 45 minutes to an hour depend on oven.



1/2 cup water
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons coconut extract


1. bring water, sugar and butter to a bil for approximately five minutes; stir constantly.
2. remove mixture from the stove and add the coconut extract

NOTE: When you take the coconut bread out of the oven, leave in pans, divide the topping and then pour over both breads. I suggest moving the bread from side to side to let all the topping soak in over the sides and bottom. Let it stand for three to four hours. After the tremendous wait, remove from the pans and wrap.

Soooooo good!!