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Black Bean Cookies!

2 Aug

DON’T knock this recipe till you try it… Andrea!! These really are amazing! They are basically the same concept as the chickpea cookie dough!

I got a craving for cookies the other day while I was writing an article about childhood obesity… not weird. My friend, Whitney, told me about this blog and I discovered this recipe among many other delish sounding recipes! It might sound weird but I’m telling you- even the dough is good!

I didn’t have a few of the ingredients he had like the coconut palm sugar or the rose hip powder. In place of those, I used truvia and cinnamon- I think I used way too much cinnamon and a little too much cocoa. Next time, I’ll add 3 tablespoons of cocoa and add and taste and add and taste till it seems right. I’ll do the same with the cinnamon- probably add a table spoon- add, taste, add, taste. You get it.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 1 cup (240 ml) cooked black beans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 2 tbsp nut butter (we used almond)
  • 2 tbsp oat milk (or any plant milk)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) coconut palm sugar
  • 4-5 tbsp cacao powder
  • 2 tbsp rose hip powder (can be substituted with some rice flour and cinnamon)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C. Rinse the beans thoroughly in cold water. Drain them, save 20 beans for decoration and add the rest to a food processor together with oil, nut butter and milk. Blend until smooth. Sift together sugar, cocoa powder, rose hip powder, baking powder and salt and add to the bean mixture. Run it again until all is combined. The batter should be similar to a thick mousse. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spoon 9-12 evenly distributed dollops of batter on it. Use a spoon or a finger to form the cookies into round shapes, 3-4 inches/7-10 cm wide. Bake for around 20 minutes (they should still be a little soft when you remove them from the oven). Set a side a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

I think this recipe is awesome. My dear friend, Andrea, saw a picture of these delicious cookies and oh so rudely called them, “discust”. She is dumb. They are yum.

Just kidding I love you Anj! Your new website for elle looks GREAT! Send me some clothes!