Pureed cannellini beans can be substituted for shortening in brownies.

@article{Szafranski2005PureedCB,
  title={Pureed cannellini beans can be substituted for shortening in brownies.},
  author={Michele Szafranski and Julianne Allen Whittington and Carlton Bessinger},
  journal={Journal of the American Dietetic Association},
  year={2005},
  volume={105 8},
  pages={1295-8}
}
Studies have shown white beans to be an effective fat replacer in dropped cookies. However, research is needed to determine whether legumes may be an effective replacement for fat in other types of cookies. This study determined the overall acceptability, sensory characteristics, and nutrient content of brownies (bar cookie) made using cannellini beans as a replacement for shortening. Cannellini beans were used to replace 25%, 50%, and 75% of the shortening (by weight) in a control brownie… CONTINUE READING
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