Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Butter Bean Cookies
Category:   Cookies - Clean (Only natural/organic ingredients), Vegetarian
1 c rolled oats
1 c whole wheat pastry flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t cinnamon- optional
Dash ground cardamom- optional
1/2 c canned white beans- liquid reserved
1/2 c raw sugar or other sweetener
1/4 c unsweetened applesauce
1/2 t vanilla extract
1/2 c vegan chocolate chips
Dash sea salt
Directions:   Preheat oven to 350F. Grease a large cookie sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside. Transfer 3/4 cup of the oats to a food processor and pulse, about 15x, until crumbly but not powder. Transfer to a mixing bowl and combine with flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and cardamon. Whisk to incorporate and set aside.

Transfer beans to processor then add applesauce, sugar, vanilla extract and 1 tbsp of the bean liquid. Whiz until smooth. Pour wet mixture into dry mixture and stir about 10 times. Add chips, remaining 1/4 cup oats and the rest of the bean liquid, stirring until combined. If the mixture is too wet, add more oats. If it's too dry, add a little water.

Drop tablespoons of batter onto the cookie sheet, leaving an inch of room between each. Bake 15 minutes, until edges are just turning light brown and middles are firm. They will firm a bit more as they cool. Check the bottoms to make sure they are golden brown.
Makes:   24 cookies