Black bean chia chocolate cookies

March 3, 2015
Serves: Makes 6 cookies Cooks In: 30 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Mix chia seeds, maple syrup, and vanilla in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Place drained and well-rinsed beans, coconut oil, cocoa and salt in a food processor and blend until well combined.
  4. Add the maple syrup and chia mixture into the food processor and pulse to incorporate. Remove the blade from the food processor and fold in the chopped chocolate.
  5. Spoon the cookie batter onto the lined baking tray. Then using the back of the spoon, flatten the cookies, as they will not spread when baking. Sprinkle with coarse sea salt just before popping in the oven to bake for around 20 minutes or until the edges are browning. Cool and eat! Or pop in an airtight container in the fridge for later.


  1. 1 ½ cups cooked black beans,
  2. 2 tbs coconut oil
  3. 1/3 cup organic cocoa powder
  4. 1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey, agave)
  5. 2 tbs chia seeds
  6. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  7. 1/3 cup (1/2 a bar, 50g) chopped dark chocolate (80% or higher)
  8. 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt, plus more for sprinkling