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black bean chocolate cookies arranged on a blue plate

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!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18


  • Food processor


  • 2 (15 oz. cans) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • cup cocoa powder
  • 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.
Keyword black beans, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, cookies, maple syrup