Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Brownie Experiment


Yesterday I watched an awesome video on WWChic's blog about making black-bean brownies. I have heard about this recipe for some time, but never had the guts to actually try to make them. So the video motivated me. Today I bought a brownie mix, and made them. I wanted to see if they were better or worse than No-Pudge brownie mix. Here are my findings:

1. Both black bean and No-Pudge are 2 points per brownie.
2. No-Pudge brownies are bigger.
3. No-Pudge brownies and black bean brownies are both good; I would say they are pretty equal in a taste test.
4. Black bean brownies are a lot more work to make than No-Pudge. It took me forever to puree the beans, not to mention the cleanup.
5. Neither Black bean nor No-Pudge are as good as original brownies, but they will do the trick for a chocolate fix.

Summary: I think I will stick with No-Pudge brownies as they are easier to make, and you get more for your points.

3 comments:

Madison Song said...

oh i've heard of this too! yay i'm glad you did this, as i'll stick to the no pudge brownies too =)

Marisa said...

Good to know! Thanks!

p.s. Hope you don't mind that I added you to my blogroll - love your recipes!!!

Davis Family said...

Hey Jen! I have seen your link on a few of the girls blogs and since I am trying to loose some of the baby weight I decided to check it out and did not know this was your thing! Anyways! So Cool! Your recipes look good and I ma going to try some. I was wondering about the no pudge brownie recipe though! Is it store bought or made from scratch? Let me know cause I would love to try it! I miss all you girls in HB! Hope all is going good! Hope you don't mind but I am going to add you to my blog list! Mine is mattandamberdavis.blogspot.com! Talk to you later!