>> Wednesday, June 24, 2015
While I was home, my best friend had me over one morning and let me sample some delicious energy bars she had just made. She was also baking up a chickpea breakfast muffin, and it got me thinking about bean desserts again. They are seriously tasty . . . and surprisingly healthy. And they usually trick Ada into thinking they’re way more decedent than they actually are.
So, now we’re all hooked on these:
CHUNKY PEANUT BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIPPERS
What you’ll need . . .
- 1 can black beans, drained + rinsed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup (heaping +) crunchy peanut butter*
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup chocolate chips
* I don’t normally specify ingredients, but I highly (!!!) recommend using Earth Balance’s Crunchy Coconut Peanut Butter. Only two grams of sugar and so much good coconut flavor added to the cookies. I picked some up at Wegmans the other day and -- whoa -- it’s good.
Method . . .
- Preheat to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet with coconut oil.
- Blend all ingredients (except chocolate chips!) together in food processor. It should get sticky but also sort of fluffy.
- Fold in the chocolate chips. Divide into 12-16 “cookies” and roll with your palm into rounds. Place onto your baking sheet and flatten slightly.
- Then -- and this is key -- press with fork tines for that classic pb cookie look. It makes them even more deceptively delicious.
- Bake for 10 minutes and let cool a bit before devouring.