Serves: Makes 6 cookies
Prep Time: 30 mins
1 ½ cups cooked black beans,
2 tbs coconut oil
1/3 cup organic cocoa powder
1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey, agave)
2 tbs chia seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/3 cup (1/2 a bar, 50g) chopped dark chocolate (80% or higher)
1/4 tsp coarse sea salt, plus more for sprinkling
These Black bean chia chocolate cookies really take the biscuit. They are moist and fudgy with a subtle crunch from the chia seeds. The chunks of dark chocolate ooze out of the cracks in the cookie ever so slightly to give a rich smoothness that is cookie heaven.
Those of you that are familiar with my website will know that I like to bake with vegetables, as seen here with my beetroot and sweet potato brownies. But beans?! Yes my friend! They provide a delicious fudgy back note while also being loaded with fibre, protein and powerful anti-oxidant goodness. How great is that?! Mark my words Black bean chia chocolate cookies will become the Oreo of the health world.