2-Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies
'Cause they're delicious and nutritious (sort of)! Made from a base of garbanzo and white beans, they blend into a creamy sweet dough that you can barely resist eating before transferring it to the pan. Because they're made with beans they are loaded with fiber and protein and fill you up pretty quickly, eliminating the need to munch on four before feeling satisfied. The best part? The only take about half an hour to prepare, start to finish.
It has the texture and consistency of cookie dough, and is especially delicious fresh out of the oven when the chocolate is all ooey-gooey. I even convinced a bunch of people at work to try them without knowing the ingredients and no-one could even tell the difference!
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
1 15 oz can white beans
1/2 cup almond butter
3 tblsp whole wheat flour
1 tblsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tblsp agave nectar
a drizzle of hemp milk
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (or chunks!)
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
The first step is by far the most tedious, but NOT skippable. First, open your cans. Drain each. Pour the garbanzo beans into a colander. essentially, you'll want to shuck your beans. To do this, squeeze each little bean until the outer whitish film surrounding it pops off. Discard skins and put shucked beans back into the colander. Shucked chickpeas kind of look like tiny brains, so it
becomes easier and easier to tell the peeled from the not peeled. You kind of get into a groove after a few minutes and it all goes by really quickly. You really can't skip this step or your cookies will be yucky and chunky and taste a little too much like chickpeas.
After your beans are shucked, you'll need to combine all of the ingredients except for the hemp milk and chocolate chips in a food processor.
Mix on high until combined completely.
While processor is on, add the drizzle of hemp milk until its all reaches a smooth and even doughy consistency.
Transfer dough to a mixing bowl and fold in the chocolate chips.
Line a cookie sheet with non-stick baking paper.
Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet, about an inch apart each.
Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Makes 16 cookies.