I got a lot of positive comments on my Healthy Pie Crust From Beans Instructable and there was some interest in bean cookies, so I thought I'd give it a try. I never thought of using beans in cookies before, but the idea was too intriguing to pass up and the results are amazing!
Step 1: Ingredients
- 1 19 ounce can of black beans, rinsed and drained well
- 1/2 cup of peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons of milk
- 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
- 1/3 cup of packed brown sugar (add more for a sweeter treat)
- 1 teaspoon of baking powder
Optional: chocolate chips (I added 1/4 cup), chopped nuts, or dried cherries
You will also need a food processor (I used a Magic Bullet instead).
Step 2: Mix
In a medium bowl, combine the cocoa powder, brown sugar, and baking powder.
Next, mix your wet ingredients with your dry ingredients. Add the optional chocolate chips, nuts, or dried cherries.
Step 3: Bake
Bake in a preheated oven at 350ºF for 25 minutes.
Once baked, let the cookies cool for a few minutes on the pan to firm up. Then, transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.