Saturday, August 15, 2009

Family Home Evening Treats

Now that it is fall and you may have more zucchini than you need, here is a brownie recipe for zucchini brownies. I like how the author of the recipe has all family members leave the house as she adds the zucchini (so no one will know they are eating a vegetable).

My favorite brownie recipe looks like it would pass as Cherry Chocolate Brownies, but tomatoes are added instead of cherries. I used a fat free brownie mix and 4 tomatoes. I pealed the tomatoes and then diced them. I heated them up on the stove a bit because the fat free brownie mix asked for hot water (tomatoes were added instead of hot water). I baked them according to package directions. The bits of tomato taste like cherries.

You can also make "Pumpkin Brownies" by adding 1 package of brownie mix, and instead of adding egg, oil, or water, you just add one can of pumpkin. Be sure it is 100% pumpkin and not the mix used to make pumpkin pie.

You can also make "Black Bean Brownies" by adding 1 package of brownie mix and instead of adding the egg, oil, or water, just add one can of black beans. Open the can of black beans and drain the liquid, then fill the can back up with fresh water (with black beans still in the can). Then blend the black beans and water in a blender and add to the brownie mix. For either recipe, bake according to package directions. You may need to cook them a little longer.

I had a "Guess the ingredients" brownie bake off, and my family liked the tomato brownies best, then the zucchini brownies, then blackbean, then pumpkin.

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