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Friday, April 27, 2012

Heavenly Bean Cookies!

These are my family's favorite treat!!! Yes they have chocolate, but that's about the worse thing there is in them, we love them and they are only about 50-60 calories a cookie (depending on if you use a lot of chocolate chips or not)! So I feel okay eating one or two or maybe three :) I typically use butter beans for these cookies, but you can use any white bean you want. I found these online right at the beginning of our health eating and I don't remember where I just googled a recipe and now I've made it my own over time :)


Heavenly Bean Cookies


1 c oats
1 cup whole grain flour (I use spelt)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 C canned butter beans
1 T bean liquid
1/4 c coconut sugar (optional)
4-5 medjool dates, pitted
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 c. chocolate chips (or raisins)
dash of salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pulse 1/4 cup of oats in blender or food processor, combine with flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and remaining oats, whisk together. Combine beans, applesauce, optional sugar, dates, and vanilla and 1 T bean liquid into blender. Blend until smooth. Mix wet and dry ingredients and add chocolate chips. If mixture is too wet add more oats, if too dry add a few tablespoons of water. Drop spoonfuls on greased cookie sheet and bake for 13-15 minutes. Enjoy

*These cookies don't flatten they stay in little balls, so don't be alarmed :)

2 comments:

  1. Found you from your comment on Healthy Girl's Kitchen, and these cookies look delish! I have a blog devoted to eating two pounds of [vegan] vegetables a day (www.veggie-quest.com), so I can't wait to try your cookies out. After all, beans totally count as veggies! And if they happen to be in whole-grain cookies, all the better. :-)

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  2. They are delish...these have been a favorite of ours for a long time...and I don't feel so bad eating more than one! That's the best part! Thanks for reading...I'm going to give your blog a view...I love finding other awesome veggie blogs!

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