2-Bean Chocolate Chunk Cookies (Fettle Vegan)
Makes 16 cookies
1 15 oz can garbanzo beans
1 15 oz can white beans
1/2 cup almond butter
3 tblsp whole wheat flour
1 tblsp maple syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1 tblsp agave nectar
a drizzle of hemp milk
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (or chunks!)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. The first step is by far the most tedious, but NOT skippable. First, open your cans. Drain each. Pour the garbanzo beans into a colander. essentially, you’ll want to shuck your beans. To do this, squeeze each little bean until the outer whitish film surrounding it pops off. Discard skins and put shucked beans back into the colander. Shucked chickpeas kind of look like tiny brains, so it
becomes easier and easier to tell the peeled from the not peeled. You kind of get into a groove after a few minutes and it all goes by really quickly. You really can’t skip this step or your cookies will be yucky and chunky and taste a little too much like chickpeas.
3. After your beans are shucked, you’ll need to combine all of the ingredients except for the hemp milk and chocolate chips in a food processor.
4. Mix on high until combined completely.
5. While processor is on, add the drizzle of hemp milk until its all reaches a smooth and even doughy consistency.
6. Transfer dough to a mixing bowl and fold in the chocolate chips.
7. Line a cookie sheet with non-stick baking paper.
8. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough onto the cookie sheet, about an inch apart each.
9. Bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
I’m Amber, and I made the transition to a plant-based diet about 6 years ago. I was born and raised in a rural town in Maine & grew up eating an omnivorous diet, feasting on plants and animals we grew + harvested ourselves. After moving to California at 18, I realized that the foods I was eating- no longer straight from the farm- were making me sick, unhappy, and unhealthy. I tried eliminating different types of food to find what worked best for me, realizing that my body thrived when I removed all meat and dairy, & really began focusing on eating fresh fruits, vegetables, and grains. Transitioning to a plant-powered diet has changed my life for the better: I get to sleep easier, no longer have to deal with crazy acne breakouts (okay, sometimes we ALL get crazy breakouts), have eliminated most of my tummy troubles, and even lost a little weight.