Black Bean Chocolate Cookies
When you NEED a cookie, but don't want all of the added sugar and calories, make a batch of these fudgy black bean chocolate cookies. Your cookie cravings will be sated!
- 2 (15 oz. cans) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 eggs
- ⅔ cup cocoa powder
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (60 % or higher)
- course sea salt (optional)
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.
Transfer cookie mixture to a medium-sized bowl. Using a rubber spatula, add chocolate chips and mix well.
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.
Bake for 15 minutes. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire rack to cool completely.