I made these for myself without chocolate chips. The bean flavor is faint and not really noticeable, and the cookie isn't too sweet, with a creamy texture. For a sweeter/less bean-y version, fold in nondairy chocolate chips as the last step before baking, and you'll have an even sweeter version, and also be unable to detect any trace of bean (I sent these off to my little brother to trick him into eating healthy cookies). Also if you don't have chia seeds, ground flax seeds/meal will do.
|Beans in a cookie...who knew??|
yields 1-1/2 dozen small cookies
1 can White Northern Beans, rinsed and drained
3-1/2 tablespoons honey or agave syrup
3 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
3 tablespoons sunflower seed butter
3 tablespoons ground chia seeds
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
optional: 1/4 cup nondairy mini chocolate chips
1. Puree beans in a food processor until pretty smooth.
|yes, I should have cleaned my cookie sheet first...don't judge|
finished product: melt-in-your-mouth, gluten-free (flourless), dairy-free vegan deliciousness