Posts Tagged ‘black bean cookies’

Double Chocolate Mocha Bean Cookies (Gluten-Free)

May 16, 2012

When I hear the words bean and dessert, I am also expecting to hear the word vanilla or coffee or cocoa (none of which are real beans, by the way). Of course real legumes appear in desserts, especially peanuts and, in Asian cuisine, azuki beans. But, for the most part, you can be sure of a shocked reaction when you tell people the yummy chocolate cookie they are eating includes mashed black beans.

Besides black beans, these cookies include the more usual dessert “beans.” There is coffee, vanilla and cocoa, and those flavors completely drown out the vegetal flavor of the black beans. The chocolate flavor is so dominant that you would also be hard pressed to guess the sweetener was a small amount of honey.

The texture is rather like cheesecake, or brownies. You could make a pan of brownies with the batter instead of cookies, but I like the pre-portioned aspect of cookies.

My family inhaled these cookies, never once asking (or presumably guessing) the secret ingredient. They have no idea how much fiber, protein and antioxidants they got along with their sugar rush.