Sunday treat

Cookies pic 2

If you want to satisfy your chocolate cravings (the natural way and not by stuffing down a Snickers bar), then try these cookies.

I made these chocolate cookies as a Sunday treat and they turned out amazing. This time I used common beans, but black beans work just as well. It may sound crazy to use beans, but these cookies taste delicious and are very easy to make. Even the fiancé agrees although he was a bit sceptical when spotting the beans.

Servings: 12 Prep time: 5 min Cook time: 20 min Ready in: 25 min

Ingredients: 

  • 240 g common beans (drained weight)
  • 2 tbsp nut butter (I used almond butter)
  • 2 tbsp milk (I used almond milk)
  • 2 tbsp coconut or olive oil
  • 2 tbsp oat flour
  • 1/2 dl coconut palm sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp carob or raw cacao powder
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 175 degrees. Mix the beans (drained and rinsed) with the nut butter, milk and oil. Mix until all the ingredients have combined.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients.
  3. Spoon the mixture onto baking parchment creating 12 cookie shapes.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Cool the cookies completely before serving.
  6. The cookies can be stored in the fridge and freezer.

If you like a crunchier version you can add chocolate chips, coconut flakes, chopped nuts, dried fruits or berries to the mixture.

Enjoy!

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