Breakfast Bean Cookies
- Ready In:
2 dozen cookies
- 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
- 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.
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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
We too loved these, Just made my third batch. Changed it up a little. Reduced brown sugar 1/4 cup and added 2T molasses. Added combo of 1 1/4 cup golden raisins and dried cranberry. Added just a few white choc chips. I soaked the dried fruit in a small pan w 1 1/2 T cherry concentrate ( Had this in the house, might have tried maple syrup if I didn't ) and heated it up until the juice had evaporated. This plumped up the fruit. This was really good. The recipe is also great as written.
Absolutely delicious! DH said (in a rather surpized and shocked voice upon hearing what was in them), "these are really good!" And then, half hour later, "these cookies are really, really GOOD!" I added walnuts, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped white chocolate, and then purely by mistake (and a happy one), butterscotch chips. I also blended the beans (which I'd rinsed and drained) longer than the recipe suggested, to make sure they were completely disguised. Who'd have thunck it - bean cookies are AWESOME! Thanks so much for posting! Made for PAC Fall 2008 - you were adopted!
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