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Compliments of Diana Dyer, MS, RD
www.CancerRD.com


Chocolate Chip (and Bean) Cookies

From www.madamnutrition.com, the web site by Erin Dummert, RD. Not to be confused with healthy cookies, but certainly “healthier” than a typical store-bought cookie! Eat a few and then put the rest in the freezer to take out when you need a bit of chocolate once in a while!

  • 1 –1/2 cups old fashioned oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Great Northern beans, drained, liquid reserved
  • 3 T butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark-chocolate chips

Directions:

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  • In blender, process oats until finely ground but not powdery.
    3. Combine with flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a bowl.
  • In a clean blender, puree beans and 2 tbsp reserved bean liquid until smooth.
  • Combine bean puree, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a separate bowl and beat well.
  • With the mixer on low speed, beat in oat and flour mixture.
  • Stir in chocolate chips by hand.
  • Drop batter (by the tablespoon) onto baking sheets. Bake 15 to 17 minutes until centers are firm and edges are lightly browned.
  • Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Makes ~36 cookies.