Not quite your grandma’s – but she’d never know! These navy bean chocolate chip cookies are sweet and chewy, all while being packed with nutrient dense real-food ingredients, vegan and refined sugar free. A true power cookie!
Okayyyyy. Give me a break. YES I am back with yet another baking recipe involving beans.
Beans are just the magical fruit – didn’t you know!? I could get my brother to sing the song for you if you need a little more convincing…?
But really. After the success of these chickpea muffins, how could I not try my hand at some bean chocolate chip cookies?
What’s your ideal cookie? Chewy? crispy? Fat? Thin?
For me…. chewy, fat, not crumbly, dunkable, chunky and sweet. Too much to ask? Nahhhhhh.
I thought incorporating mashed beans would work on my side to create something with a good chew. The fact that these guys came out with all the other elements I have on my “must have in a cookie” list was pure bonus. If you like a good chewy, sticks together cookie, please tag along. You may want this recipe.
To get experimenting, I decided to go with white navy beans. I know from experience that they have a much less noticeable – if not completely nonexistent – taste, as well as a much softer interior than the beloved chickpea. I envisioned them forming a nice sturdy paste which would work well in a strong and chewy cookie. Unlike something a little more soft and cake-y like I wanted in the muffins.
I first made these with an egg (too moist) and then with a flax egg (too dry), but it was my third attempt with a chia egg that landed the chewiness I was after. I think the moisture of the beans worked perfectly with the extra absorption power of the chia.
As a result of using the chia egg and almond milk, these guys are completely vegan. AND because I decided to use my beloved date puree as the sweetener, they are totally free of refined sugars. Something about dates and beans just felt like they’d work together. They’re both mushy, right? #professionalbakerthoughts
The result is a slightly whacky sounding, yet perfectly chewy, sweet and delicious chocolate chip cookie full of only good for you ingredients – including a good dose of fibre and plant based protein! How’s that for a power cookie? No protein powders here.
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What’s your favorite type of cookie? Chewy/crispy/fat/thin?
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