Recipe by Leanne Yeatman
Low fat and incredibly health version of oatmeal, chocolate chip cookies.
Top Review by Healthy is Delicious
I have been making bean cookies for years, but have never found a recipe that was quite perfect. This one is by far the closest. The only modifications I made were:<br/>Double the cinnamon<br/>Double the vanilla<br/>A dash of nutmeg.<br/><br/>Also, "pizza" stones are THE BEST! They take a few uses to get them good and seasoned, but EVERYTHING we ever bake on them turns out perfect every time.<br/><br/>Even my husband LOVES this batch! They turned out so good, I joined Food.com
- 2 cups oats
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (14 ounce) can white kidney beans
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄2 cup chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup raisins or 1⁄2 cup dried cranberries
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts or 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup pecans
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Place oats in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until it resembles coarse flour. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon & salt & process until combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
- Put beans in food processor & pulse until roughly pureed. Add butter & process until well blended. Add brown sugar, egg & vanilla & pulse until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl.
- Poor bean mixture into oat mix & stir by hand until almost combined; add chocolate chip, raisins, nut & flaxseed & stir until just blended.
- Drop large spoonfuls of dough onto a cookie sheet that has been sprayed with non-stick spray, & flatten each one a little with hand.
- Bake 14-16 minute.
- Makes 2 dozen. Each cookie contains 138 calories & 3.5 grams fat.