Guess what the secret ingredient is? Black Beans. That's right, black beans.
I have tried cooking with black beans before, I tried to make brownies,
which had a bit of a mixed result. So I was a bit weary of the
recipe. But I decided to give it a try.
1 cup black beans
2 tbs coconut oil
2 tbs nut butter
3-4 tbs milk (substitute)
1/4 cup sucanat
1/4 cup agave nectar
4 tbs cacao powder
1 tbs cinnamon
1tbs gluten free flour
1 tsp baking powder
made my own beans but soaking them, the boiling them for a few hours. I
did not add any seasoning to my black beans either, so I think that is
why my cookies came out so good.
In a food processor (or blender) blend together black beans, oil, milk, and nut butter until smooth.
add all other ingredients and blend until well combined. The original
author of this recipe says the batter should be similar to a thick
Dollop batter onto grease cooking sheet (or one lined with
parchment paper or foil). The recipe makes about 9 cookies the size of
your palm, more if you go for smaller cookies. You may also need to
use your spoon to form cookies into round shapes.
As an afterthought I added some dark chocolate chunks to the tops of my cookies before baking.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.
Immediately remove from oven, and let cool.
Oh, wow!!!! Best black bean cookie ever! I was very excited about this recipe because it tastes like a cookie made with flour.
may have used even more soy milk than I wrote down. In my blender it
was too thick to process, so I needed much more milk to smooth it out.
But they came out soooo good. You have no idea. I am so happy to have
You can find the original recipe here. I changed a few little things.
eating the ten cookies the recipe produced I immediately made more. I
tried replacing the 1 tbs of GF flour with ground flax seed, and it did
not produce the same quality of cookie. The cookie hardly holds itself
together. I am not completely sure why this is, maybe my dough had a
little more milk in the second batch, but if that is not the reason it
is because I used flax seeds. So dont use flax to replace the flour.