If there is one thing that I struggle to resist when it’s sitting in front of me, it’s chocolate chip cookies. So, usually I don’t resist. To make myself feel a little, tiny bit better about eating five cookies, I decided to make a healthier recipe. Black bean cookies. While it sounds gross and confusing, these things of beauty give you the perfect satisfaction when you’re craving that chewy chocolate chip cookie. Not to mention, there’s no butter, barely any sugar (and I used an even healthier substitute), and so little flour you may even be able to get away without putting it in the mix.
- 1 can (15 oz) black beans
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp protein milk (I used Fairlife whole milk)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips (I added more like 1/2 cup, because there’s no such thing as too many chocolate chips)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
- Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a mixing bowl. Best to use a food processor or hand mixer so that the black beans are fully broken down.
- Stir in chocolate chips and use a spoon to place inch sized dollops on cookie sheets
- Cook for 15 minutes
- Enjoy delicious cookies! The consistency will be more like a brownie than a cookie, but the taste should be just as sweet and satisfying!