Gooey Chocolate Black Bean Cookies


As much as I hate that word, it describes these cookies to a T.

The other day I listened to a podcast all about Fiber (Podcast: The Skinny Confidential – The F-Factor Diet) and since then I have been trying to eat more foods that carry a higher content. But when people think of fiber they think of broccoli, spinach or some other food many may consider bland.

Black Bean Cookies

Today when I was thinking of fiber (I know I am weird and have had fiber on my mind daily) I thought of cookies.

Cookies with fiber? Hell Yeah. 

I have a major sweet tooth and cookies are usually my go to when I need a fix (#balance). Instead of reaching for the sugar filled cookies, I opted for a protein and fiber packed alternative. My best estimate is each cookie having at least 3-4 grams of fiber in them, and if I can get my fiber intake from a cookie or two than you can count me in!

The black beans sound crazy I know, but didn’t you see the first word I started this post with? They give the cookies a crazy soft consistency + they were so chocolaty and gooey. I may have had more than three in a sitting if we are being completely honest.

This was my first time ever baking with black beans and it will not be my last, because hot dayum these are legit.



  • 1 (15 oz.) can of black beans
  • 1/2 cup of honey
  • 1/2 cup of cacao powder
  • 1 tsp of vanilla
  • 1/2 cup of cacao chocolate chips
  • 2 tbs. of almond milk
  • 3 tbsp. of whole wheat flour
  • 2 tbsp. of coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter
  • dash of cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  2. Rinse and drain the black beans
  3. Combine all ingredients in a food process (except the chocolate chips)
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips
  5. Get sheet pan ready with tin foil and cooking spray
  6. Spoon mixture onto foil (about 2 tbsp worth each cookie)
  7. Cook for 9-10 minutes

*Since these are made with black beans, you will want to store leftovers in the fridge


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