Gluten-Free Chocolate Fudge Black Bean Cookies

These black bean based cookies are incredibly fudgy-textured and decadently chocolate-flavored. They are fantastic fuel, full of nutrients, and phenomenally tasty.

Other healthier versions of delicious desserts:
Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies
Flourless Fudgy Chocolate Black Bean Brownies
Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies


Gluten-Free Black Bean Fudge Cookies

makes about 1 1/2 dozen cookies

-1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed well and drained

-1/2 cup pure maple syrup
-2 Tablespoons coconut oil
-2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter
-1/4 cup + 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
-1 Tablespoon milk of choice
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-3 Tablespoons arrowroot starch
-1 teaspoon baking powder
-pinch of pink Himalayan sea salt

1. Preheat oven to 375F and line baking sheet with parchment paper or non stick baking mat.

2. Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) in food processor. Process until smooth and combined. 
3. Place by 1 to 1 1/2 Tablespoonful on lined baking sheet. Garnish each cookie with a few chocolate chips, if desired.
4. Bake in preheated oven about 10 minutes.


Adapted from this recipe by A Couple Cooks
 This is a rather flexible recipe that can be customized many different ways (as healthy as you choose) all yielding a deliciously tasty cookie!
 optional Substitutions...
-black beans: any other dark beans
-maple syrup: honey, coconut sugar, white sugar
    if using dry sugar, be sure to add a touch more milk
-coconut oil: non-dairy butter, avocado oil, olive oil, or other fat of choice
-peanut butter: any nut or seed butter
-arrowroot starch: any other starch or flour 

Mangia! Mangia!