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  • #16
    Originally posted by ChocoTaco369 View Post

    1 (15 ounce) can black beans
    3 eggs
    3 tablespoons oil
    1/2 cup cocoa
    1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    1 pinch salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

    Black Bean Brownies Gluten Free) Recipe - Food.com - 418692

    Although I'd skip all that sugar - there is probably enough in the chocolate chips - and whatever's lacking I'd round out with stevia.
    Ok, for anyone interested, simply because of this post I went out and bought a can of black beans to try these brownies. I melted half a cup of semisweet chocolate chips as my sweetener and added no sugar. I had to round it out with about a tablespoon of spoonable stevia instead.

    They were surprisingly decent. I soaked my beans about 3-4 times to get all the slimy juice out of the can out and soaked them in a bowl of kefir on my radiator for about 2 hours before I made them. I got gassy the first time I ate them, but the second and third time I didn't get any gas. Sure, there is really no good reason to make these, but if for some reason you absolutely need to have brownies, these are probably a decent compromise. Considering the entire pan has something like 1,200 calories or so (just by me eyeing it up, I didn't do the math), you're not making a horribly fattening "dessert" and the fat that is present here is of top notch quality (cocoa fat and coconut fat).

    I did not add any baking powder or baking soda, either. They were very dense. I also baked them for about 25 mins instead of 30 and truthfully, I should have gone less.
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    • #17
      One way to compare foods - say beans and your protein of choice - is to open up your food tracker of choice in two tabs/windows. Put one food in the one and the other food in an equivalent weight in the other. Then compared calories, macros, and whatever micros you look at and see how they compare.

      I once put a list together for myself to compare sources of protein, and you have to eat 1302 calories of kidney beans to get the same protein as you'd get from 546 calories of 95/5 ground beef.
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      • #18
        Originally posted by JoanieL View Post
        I once put a list together for myself to compare sources of protein, and you have to eat 1302 calories of kidney beans to get the same protein as you'd get from 546 calories of 95/5 ground beef.
        Actually, since the bioavailability of the protein in beans is about 55% and the bioavailability of the protein in beef is about 80%, you'd have to increase the bean consumption by around 1/3. Your body can use animal sources of protein very efficiently. Plant sources can't be digested and assimilated well.

        Also, the protein in beans do not contain all essential amino acids, so you'll have to pair them with a complete vegetarian protein source like another bean or nut that has the animos you're lacking...more calories.
        Last edited by ChocoTaco369; 03-07-2013, 12:07 PM.
        Don't put your trust in anyone on this forum, including me. You are the key to your own success.

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        • #19
          I use my pressure cooker for things like pot roast.

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