Vegan Black Bean Chocolate Cookies

These vegan black bean and chocolate cookies are awesome. Wut? Black bean + chocolate = cookie deliciousness? Trust me on this one, you’ll hardly notice the beans are there, and if you do they manage to do a pretty good impersonation of chocolate chips. Yes. Really.

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I do have to warn you, these aren’t the prettiest cookies on the block. They just aren’t and we have to accept that. But, come on, let’s not be shallow. What they might lack in outer beauty they more than make up for with their inner awesomeness.

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Oh, and the secret ingredient is cayenne pepper. It adds heat and only changes the flavor ever so slightly in a smokey direction.

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A little bit of oatmeal and ground chia helps the cookies stick together. So does some xanthan gum, which can now usually be found in most groceries in the gluten free section. If you can’t find it locally, Amazon has some HERE.

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Vegan Black Bean Cookies also freeze well. Just stick them in an airtight and freezer-safe container and freeze for up to a month.

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Vegan Recipe: Black Bean Chocolate Cookies

Black bean + chocolate = cookie deliciousness ... for realz. This healthy cookie uses black beans, cocoa powder, and oatmeal for a hearty, yummy vegan and gluten-free treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes
Servings 2 dozen cookies
Author Lisa Viger

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup gluten free flour
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounces canned black beans drained and liquid reserved
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, cayenne powder, and salt. Stir well and set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mash the black beans until most of the beans are mush. A few of the beans will still look almost whole, and that's OK.
  3. To the beans, add the sugar, vanilla extract, and coconut oil and mix well. Mash the beans more if needed.
  4. Add the bean mixture to the dry ingredients and stir well. Add a bit of reserved bean liquid if the mix is too dry.
  5. Stir in the oats.
  6. For large cookies, use a 1/4 cup measuring cup and scoop out the dough. Form it into mounds, place on parchment covered baking sheets, and slightly press the center of the cookie down. Don't fiddle with it too much. These are supposed to look rustic.
  7. Bake at 375 for 18 minutes.
  8. Let cool completely.
  9. Store leftovers covered at room temperature for a day or two, in the refrigerator for up to a week, and in the freezer for up to a month.

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What’s your favorite cookie, vegan or otherwise? (Anything can be veganized!)

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Chocolate Brownie Cake 

This Vegan Chocolate Brownie Cake is a rich, dense, delicious brownie textured treat that you’d never guess also contains a bit of sweet potato and beet. 

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Chocolate Cherry Brownie Hearts 

Chocolate Cherry Hearts are simple and delicious and perfect for you and your sweetie any day of the year. They’re vegan, plant-based, and mainly whole food. 

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Chocolate Sweet Potato Pie

Here’s a chocolate sweet potato pie that’s vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, and oil-free, too. It’s a pie that’s good for you! Does that sound deliciously impossible?

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XO Lisa

 

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3 Responses

  1. Valerie says:

    I gotta say these cookies really look interesting! I love using black beans in baking so I am really looking forward to making these. Though I gotta say the cayenne has me worried – but I’ll try it. 🙂

    I like to make a black bean sweet potato energy bar. http://doubletherecipe.com/2016/04/06/black-bean-sweet-potato-energy-bars/

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. Steeltec says:

    Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans1 cup roasted coeffe beans4 ounces chocolate chips3 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)Melt the chocolate in a double boiler until liquid and smooth. Drop in a handful of beans, and stir them around. Scoop them out with a spoon, and set them out on wax paper. Keep them separate. Continue until all the beans are covered. They will harden overnight, or if you are in a hurry, you can freeze them for about half an hour. Once hard, they won’t stick together and can be stored in any airtight container.NOTE: Before chocolate covered beans harden completely, you can roll them in cocoa powder, then let them finish hardening.

  3. Andree says:

    Chocolate Covered Coffee Beans1 cup roasted coeffe beans4 ounces chocolate chips3 tablespoons cocoa powder (optional)Melt the chocolate in a double boiler until liquid and smooth. Drop in a handful of beans, and stir them around. Scoop them out with a spoon, and set them out on wax paper. Keep them separate. Continue until all the beans are covered. They will harden overnight, or if you are in a hurry, you can freeze them for about half an hour. Once hard, they won’t stick together and can be stored in any airtight container.NOTE: Before chocolate covered beans harden completely, you can roll them in cocoa powder, then let them finish hardening.9 minutes ago0 Rating: Good Answer 0 Rating: Bad Answer Report Abuse Sorry, you must be Level 2 to rateTHIS IS AN GOOD ON IVE TRIED IT BEFORE