Beans In My Cookies!! I know what you are thinking. Beans in cookies? Ewwww. I was so skeptical when I walked by my T.V. and saw Rocco making these cookies on Dr. Oz. Of course, what really interested me was the fact that they were 45 calories per cookie!!! For someone that loves volume, my ears perked up and my belly growled.
1 Cup (16 tbs), drained, rinsed (white)
2 Tablespoon (light, Add more or less depending on taste)
Unsweetened cocoa powder
1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), sifted (granulated Splenda)
1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (in granulated form or any other no-calorie sweetner)
Dark chocolate-covered cacao nibs
1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and spray lightly with cooking spray. Set aside.
3. In the bowl of a food processor, combine vanilla, cocoa, cannellini beans, and the agave syrup, and blend the mixture until smooth, about 3 minutes, scraping down the side of the bowl halfway through blending.
4. In the bowl of a mixer fitted with a whip attachment, beat the egg whites until they form soft peaks.
5. Gradually beat in the Splenda. Continue to beat the whites until they are creamy and nearly stiff.
6. Add one-third of the egg-white mixture to the cocoa-bean mixture in the food processor. Blend to combine, about 30 seconds.
7. In 2 batches, fold the lightened cocoa mixture into the egg whites until they are almost fully combined.
8. Add cacao nibs to the batter. Fold batter until cacao beans are evenly dispersed and cocoa mixture is completely incorporated.
9. Drop mounded spoonfuls of batter onto the prepared sheets. Spread butter out to form cookies about 2 1/2 inches in diameter. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the cookies.
10. Bake for 16 minutes, rotating the pans one turn halfway through baking.
11. Move to cooling rack and serve.
12. Serve as a healthy snack with a glass of milk or with protein shake.
Makes about 20 cookies.
Next time I will use stevia and even add in some scoops of chocolate protein powder. We really liked these and will make them again!!