These Flourless Chocolate Cookies have a secret ingredient that no one will guess! This is the easiest cookie recipe and it’s so healthy and full of nutrients–it’s a must try. There are only two things you need to know about these cookies. Just these two things: they are incredibly easy to make and they are insanely good. That’s it. Don’t worry about anything else.
The Secret Ingredient in these Flourless Chocolate Cookies
Okay, okay, there’s a few more things I should tell you. You would never guess it, but these cookies are made without the usual suspects that make cookies delicious. No butter. No refined sugar. White flour? Nope. OH, wait. There’s no flour at all.
No flour? That’s right. These are flourless chocolate cookies. So what holds them together? Black beans. WAIT! Don’t stop reading. You have to trust me. You don’t taste the beans at all. Really.
Black beans are sweetened with dates and together they create a great, fudge-like texture. Some almonds also help hold them together and peanut butter improves the texture even more and adds the classic chocolate-peanut butter flavor combination I adore.
Then there’s the salt. The salt brings them to a whole new level. In. Sane. Two words.
How to Make Flourless Chocolate Cookies (HEALTHY!)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly oil a cookie sheet and set it aside.
- Put all ingredients except chocolate chips and salt into your food processor and process until very smooth. Your dough will be thick. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Use a rounded tablespoon to scoop out the dough and then form it into a ball and flatten it to a cookie shape and place it on the cookie sheet. Sprinkle each cookie with a pinch of salt.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 8-10 minutes.
- Drain and rinse your black beans very well. This will minimize any bean flavor in your cookies.
- You can use a food processor or professional blender to break down the black beans, almonds, and dates for this recipe. I prefer Vitamix if you use a blender.
- Using stevia-sweetened chocolate chips will reduce the overall sugar content of this recipe. (The nutritional information is for regular chocolate chips.)
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