Black Bean Chocolate Truffle Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

If cookies are a reward, truffles must be a shameless indulgence. Put them together and what do you get? A decadent treat you can indulge in without a lick of guilt. That’s especially true if those truffle cookies are made with black beans, coconut oil and chia seeds. It’s a powerful combo of healthy-body nutrients. Consider these fudgy little favorites a snack on a mission – a mission to make your mouth water and your tummy rejoice!

Recipe: Black Bean Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Black Bean Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Clean Wellness
Makes 12 large cookies or 24 small ones

Ingredients

2 cups black beans
1/3 cup agave
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp buckwheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup chocolate chips

 Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor combine beans, agave or maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in mini chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop out into mounds on parchment paper.
  5. Coat the bottom with a touch of coconut oil and press until the cookies are flat and about ½-inch thick.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes, or until slightly crisp around the edges.

Allison Day

Founder at Clean Wellness
Allison Day is a nutritionist and recipe developer with a passion for creating simple, approachable, fresh and colorful whole food dishes. Her food writing, recipes, food styling and photography and nutrition advice have appeared in print and online publications such as alive, Prevention, Kris Carr, BuzzFeed, MindBodyGreen, BlogHer, The Kitchn, Epicurious, Well+Good NYC as well as on Cityline, Canada's number one daytime show. Clean Wellness is for anyone who wants to make healthy, sustainable and conscious choices about food. Allison’s vegetable-focused creations are created to be pleasing to all dietary preferences—no taste bud is left behind!

About Allison Day

Allison Day is a nutritionist and recipe developer with a passion for creating simple, approachable, fresh and colorful whole food dishes. Her food writing, recipes, food styling and photography and nutrition advice have appeared in print and online publications such as alive, Prevention, Kris Carr, BuzzFeed, MindBodyGreen, BlogHer, The Kitchn, Epicurious, Well+Good NYC as well as on Cityline, Canada's number one daytime show. Clean Wellness is for anyone who wants to make healthy, sustainable and conscious choices about food. Allison’s vegetable-focused creations are created to be pleasing to all dietary preferences—no taste bud is left behind!

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