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Black Bean Brownies

24 Jul Black Bean Brownies
Black Bean Brownies

These are the black beans I used!

In my bouts of internet-surfing that occur way too frequently I discover all kinds of interesting recipes. Some of them look delicious, but the ingredient lists are simply too complicated for a poor college student like me to compile everything I would need! I came across this one on and was happy to find how easy the recipe was.

I substituted the raw sugar for regular white sugar, but used less than the recipe listed because it calls for a lot! They were nice and moist – didn’t taste like black beans at all – but definitely were more filling than regular brownies.

If I were to take these somewhere for a party I would probably find a way to add more sweetness via dates, fruit, or maybe cacao chips.

Check out the recipe! I also found an interesting Chick Pea Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe on that is on my to-do list.


Vegan Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies

14 Apr

CookiesI finally made these myself – my roommate has made them a few times – and YUM!!! Come out perfect every time.

Not only are these cookies absolutely delicious, but they 1)require very few , very common, ingredients 2) bake fast and 3)are healthy! (whole wheat flour, canola oil instead of butter, no refined sugar, contains fruit!)

I am not personally vegan, but I tend to not buy eggs, just out of habit. Not having eggs tends to be a problem in the baking world, so when I came across this little number, I was astonished at how sticky and moist they are! You can make all kinds of substitutions/add-ins depending on what you have in the house.

My roomie usually uses 2 bananas per batch. I added walnuts, and probably will attempt raisins instead of chocolate chips the next time I make these.

Here’s the link to the recipe.

Indicated by this glowing review, I highly recommend these puppies. Try them yourself, you won’t be dissapointed.

Roasted Pears – mmmmm

9 Apr

Roasted Pears w/ Cinnamon and Greek Yogurt

Easiest thing ever, but I feel so sophisticated!!

Just slice the pears in half (if you don’t have fresh pears, just use canned!), bake them for about 10-15 minutes at oh…345 degreees-ish…until they start to get all juicy. Then just take them out, sprinkle with cinnamon/honey, and enjoy!

Side note: If you’re looking for something to make it a more filling snack, add goat cheese, plain yogurt or greek yogurt 🙂