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Chocolate Black Bean Cookies


  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies 1x

Description

Black bean cookies? You bet. These cookies made with black beans are a healthy dessert that tastes chocolate-y and satisfying.


Ingredients

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  • 15-ounce can cooked black beans (or 1 1/2 cups cooked)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons milk or almond milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour or rice flour (for gluten free)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Rinse the beans and drain them; save out 48 beans for decoration (3 per cookie – or omit this step if desired and just use 1 cup of black beans for the filling). In the bowl of a food processor, add the remainder of the black beans, olive oil, peanut butter, milk, and sugar. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the cocoa powder, flour, cinnamon, baking powder and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt to the bean mixture and blend until smooth and the batter resembles a thick mousse.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon 16 evenly distributed dollops of batter. Bake for around 10 minutes (the cookies should still be a little soft when you remove them from the oven). Place the saved black beans on top, if using. Set aside a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

Adapted from Green Kitchen Stories We stored the cookies in the refrigerator due to the black beans on top. If you plan to store the cookies, you may want to omit the black bean topping as the topping did become a bit tough after a few days.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Black bean cookies