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Compliments of Diana Dyer, MS, RD

Chocolate Chip (and Bean) Cookies

From, 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


  • 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.