11 responses

  1. Tyler
    September 18, 2006

    That’s so cool. I love brownies (I too grew up on the box kind, and I still think they’re pretty damn good). I’ve eaten a lot of red bean mochis before, but I never considered beans as a substitute for butter. Woo hoo!! I’m hungry now.

  2. Kelli
    October 12, 2006

    That’s a brilliant idea! I must try that. I might try it with red beans. I had a red bean brownie once in Japan that was delicious. Thanks for the tip.

  3. julie
    November 26, 2006

    Thanks for this fantastic idea! I baked the most delicious brownies adapted from Nigella using only 2 tbsp oil and bean purée! Delicious!

  4. Jessica
    November 26, 2006

    Hi Julie, glad it worked out for you!

  5. pumpkinpie
    March 7, 2007

    Thanks for the inspiration! These were fantastic– I can’t believe it’s not butter! What other recipes have you tried with bean puree?

  6. Jessica
    March 11, 2007

    Pumpkinpie, this black-eyed pea cake is delicious. I’ve been meaning to make it again with different beans and fruit.

  7. pumpkinpie
    October 30, 2007

    Hi Jessica, have you tried these cookies? They were pretty popular with my husband and his colleagues. http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/230170

    • Jessica “Su Good Sweets”
      November 2, 2007

      Rachael, thanks for the recipe! I haven’t tried putting bean puree in cookies, but it’s on my list.

  8. Nick
    March 9, 2008

    Wow, these do sound really good. Get some good old nutrition in there, I like it! I’ve always liked the idea of using bean puree as a fat substitute but never really got around to experimenting with it.

    The Peanut Butter Boy

  9. Suzana
    June 16, 2008

    Actually, I’ve been trying to figure out good recipe for cookies containing adzuki or mung bean. My project is based on a TCM. Do you have any idea? Thanks in advance.

    Sane Scientist

  10. Anna
    January 9, 2009

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks for the bean brownie comment. I think your friend would like Heidie’s (no wheat) version. This one looks good too. I’m going to add it to the collection.

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