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Fudgy (Black Bean) Brownie Cookies

Shhhh....just don't mention the beans.

Course Dessert
Keyword black bean brownie cookies, black bean brownies, black bean cookies, wfpb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 small cookies
Author Faithful Plateful


  • 1 14-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 TBSP cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (or any nut/seed butter of choice)
  • 1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, sugar, or other sweetener
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

  2. Process all ingredients in a food processor or high-speed blender. Add chocolate chips last and gently process or stir in.

  3. Use a cookie scoop or two spoons to create tablespoon-sized cookies. Batter will be runnier than traditional cookie dough. Press a few more chocolate chips into the top. Enjoy the batter! Can even use it as chocolate hummus on fruit, etc. or eat with a spoon.

  4. Bake for 20-23 miutes. They won't look done yet. Let cool completely before eating, at least 1 hour. They need to cool to finish setting up.