Mini Black Bean Brownies

Tiny, delicate, gluten-free cakes Cook's notes: Take 1/3 of a recipe for 12 regular muffins, and you can bake 12 mini muffins in about 10 minutes. I tried full-size flourless chocolate muffins last week, and they were too rich. This lighter version is scaled from a recipe published on Ambitious Kitchen, with some minor adjustments. …

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Coconut Milk Pumpkin Pie

Cook's notes: A traditional pumpkin pie has 1 cup of packed brown sugar. That seemed like too much sugar. I wanted to be able to taste the pumpkin. For Thanksgiving, I made two pumpkin pies with reduced sugar and enjoyed them both. The pie recipe listed below had a thicker custard and did not need …

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Healthy Makeover: Texas Sheet Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting

Cook's notes: I made this cake for a friend who loves the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. I couldn't bring myself to make the original Texas Sheet Cake, which has a huge amount of sugar in it. The cake turned out terrific, and several people asked for the recipe. Note that the cake is …

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