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Red kidney beans chocolate cookies

This time I am sharing my recipe for flourless, easy and delicious red kidney beans chocolate cookies. They are ready in no-time and they are gluten-free and vegetarian as well.

I came up with this recipe out of desperation and an urgent desire to put a chocolate cookie in my mouth. Because chocolate cookie makes everything better – always!

I know that the idea of red kidney beans cookie may sound weird but trust me it is not. You really can not taste red kidney beans to be honest. In fact, red kidney beans create this soft, fudgy, I would even say brownie-like texture. It is wonderful.

Red kidney beans chocolate cookies

How to make red kidney beans chocolate cookies?

These is no big science here to be honest. You just start with melting the chocolate ( just the chocolate, leave out the chocolate chips). Let the chocolate to cool down before adding to the rest of the ingredients.

Preheat your oven to 160C fan. Add red kidney beans ( just beans, no water), a banana, baking powder, egg, salt, butter, cocoa powder and melted chocolate into a food processor. Pulse until you get a unified paste. Then stir in chocolate chips. The paste will be quite sticky.

Then prepare baking sheets, lined with baking paper. Divide the mixture into 12 portions. You can use a cookie scoop or a spoon and your fingers if necessary. Please cookie dough portions on the prepared baking sheets. Make sure you leave space between each portion as cookies will spread. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. And just like that, these wonderful cookies are ready.

Red kidney beans chocolate cookies

What do the red kidney beans chocolate cookies taste like?

These cookies taste divine. If you are a chocoholic, you need to make them. They are very rich and fudgy and you can not taste red kidney beans at all. These cookies actually taste like brownie! They melt-in-your-mouth and are very satisfying to eat.

Red kidney beans chocolate cookies

How to store red kidney beans chocolate cookies?

You can store these cookies in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to 3 months.

Red kidney beans chocolate cookies

Red kidney beans chocolate cookies are my to go recipe if I am desperate for a cookie or if I crave a kind of a ‘healthy’ ( chocolate) snack. I can not say that these cookies are healthy but they are definitely a better option than the store-bought one. I love eating these fudgy cookies for breakfast or as a snack.

If you are looking for more gluten-free cookie recipes I can recommend you the following:

Gluten-free almond and chocolate meringue cookies

Hazelnuts chocolate espresso cookies

Chestnut shortbread with chocolate whisky glaze

 I hope you will make my recipe and if you do, please leave a comment below and let me know your feedback. You can also find me on social media such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Gab and Gettr. Please say hi and do not forget to tag me in if you make my recipe. I love seeing your creations.

Recipe source – my own.


Red kidney beans chocolate cookies

Nearly-healthy, fudgy and flourless red kidney beans chocolate cookies. These cookies are gluten-free and ready in under 40 minutes.

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 35 mins Difficulty: Beginner Cooking Temp: 160  °C Servings: 12 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


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  1. Melt chocolate and let it cool down before adding to the mixture.

  1. Prepare 2 large baking sheets lined with baking paper, set aside.

  2. Preheat your oven to 160°C fan.

  3. Add all the ingredients into a food processor (except chocolate chips) and pulse until you get a smooth paste.

  4. Stir in chocolate chips.

  5. Using an ice cream scoop or a spoon, divide the mixture into 12 portions and arrange it on a baking sheet.  The mixture will be quite sticky, so just use your fingers to help with getting  cookie dough portions on a baking sheet. Please leave space between each cookie as the cookies will spread.

  6. Bake for about 12-15 min until cookies are cracked on top.

  7. When cookies are ready, let them cool down for about 10 min and then gently transfer cookies on a cooling rack and let them cool down completely. Please notice that cookies are very soft when taken hot and can break if you try to move them.

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