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White Bean Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Bean Chocolate Chip cookies

Healthier cookies made with oats and white beans.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword White Beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 18
Cost 5


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  • 3/4 cup oats old fashioned or quick – not instant
  • 1 cup all purpose flour 130 grams
  • 3/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt use a bit less if desired
  • 6 tablespoons drained white beans mashed or pureed with 1 T. liquid (140 grams)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil OR use 1 1/2 T. butter and 1/2 T. oil
  • 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 65 grams
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar 30 grams
  • 1 tablespoon molasses 20 grams
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate cut into chunks
  • walnuts, dried cherries, banana chips optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray lightly with cooking spray.
  • In blender or food processor, process oats until finely ground. Combine ground oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • This recipe requires mashed beans, so you might as well use the same blender of food processor to mash the beans. I used approximately 140 grams of Great Northern beans & some of their liquid.
  • Combine mashed beans, oil, both sugars, molasses, egg, and vanilla in a separate bowl and beat well. Stir in oat/flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chunks. To make the cookies even better, stir in some nuts, dried fruit or maybe even banana chips!
  • Drop batter by tablespoonfuls onto baking sheets. Bake 12 minutes until centers are firm and edges are lightly browned. Transfer to wire rack to cool.