How To Make Fudgy Black Bean Cookies

When you NEED a cookie, but don't want all of the added sugar and  calories, make a batch of these dairy-free and flour-less black bean cookies. Packed with fiber and protein, and naturally gluten-free, these quick and simple cookies will satisfy your chocolate cravings and keep  you sated.

– 2 (15-ounce cans) black beans – 2 eggs – ⅔ cup cocoa powder – ⅓ cup maple syrup – 2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 1 tsp. ground cinnamon – ½ tsp. salt – 1 cup dark chocolate chips (60 % or higher)

Ingredients Needed

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. To a food processor, add black beans, eggs, cocoa powder, maple syrup,  vanilla, cinnamon, and salt. Blend until well combined and smooth.

Recipe Instructions

Transfer cookie mixture to a medium-sized bowl. Using a rubber spatula, add chocolate chips and mix well.

Recipe Instructions

Using a 1" cookie scoop or teaspoon, place scoops of batter onto baking sheet. Use back of spoon to flatten cookies. If using coarse sea salt, sprinkle a small pinch on top of each cookie.

Recipe Instructions

Bake for 15 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Instructions

* Always drain and rinse canned black beans really well. You want to make sure you get rid of as much liquid as possible (it's ok if the beans are wet after rinsing).

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