Monday, June 24, 2013

Flourless Double Chocolate Brownies [Guest Posting on Imma Eat That] - UPDATED

Ever since I started revealing my excessive baking habit to the world blogging, I am constantly asked by friends and family "who eats all of that?" I guess I should - and do - take it as a compliment, because the implication is "I know you don't eat everything you bake because if you did you'd be as big as a house and you're not". So, thanks. My response is almost always the same: 99% of the decadent stuff I make is for someone else. The simpler, lower-sugar and more wholesome recipes you see here are typically what I eat more of, because let's face it: buttercream will only get you so far.

Which is why, when I discovered Kylie's blog Imma Eat That (Don't you just love the name? Straight to the point.), I was immediately hooked. Not only is she a hilarious writer and amazing photographer, but her recipes are always so delicious and satisfying without any of the heavy ingredients that make you feel sluggish and gross for the next several hours. Win!

I'm so excited and honored to have been asked to contribute a guest post for her while she is out of town this week. I peppered her with about a hundred emails with recipe suggestions, but finally settled on these brownies, made with black beans, if you can believe it. I chose them partly because they taste great and are healthy, gluten free, and simple - in line with her cooking philosophy - and partly (I admit!) because I desperately wanted to bring her over to the dark (black bean) side, after her confession that the concept of black beans in brownies kind of freaks her out. I'll save the sales pitch for later though, since she is on vacation and therefore should be eating a REAL brownie right now.

In the meantime, please join me over at Imma Eat That for the full post and recipe for these bad boys [click here]. See you there!

[UPDATE] I've had one or two people say that the recipe was not sweet enough for them. Personally, I like my chocolate desserts dark and more chocolatey than very sweet. If you would like to sweeten up the recipe, feel free to add up to 4 Tablespoons of sugar or other sweetener to the recipe, one Tablespoon at a time, until it is sweet enough for you.

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  1. Thanks, Colleen!! I'm glad someone understands... ;)

  2. I beg to differ. I think you might actually be the best! (Sorry to anyone reading this for this love fest, but it's totally true). This whole experience partnering with you has absolutely been my pleasure, and we should definitely figure out a way to do it again, maybe even before September!

  3. Thanks, Anne! That's exactly what I was going for!

  4. Thanks, Monica! I completely agree with you about "healthy" substitutions, but this was a huge exception. The black beans work surprisingly well!

  5. Baked bean brownies are sooo good! I am crafting my own recipe for my blog, too!

  6. I agree Ashley! Good luck with your recipe!


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