Monday, June 6, 2011


It's Monday, so it must be game 3 of the Canuck's run to the cup! Ok, that's out of my system. Won't mention it again today.

I baked these over the weekend, and I didn't feel half as bad eating almost a dozen since. They're made with white bean puree instead of heaps of butter. Believe it or not, they're not dry and you don't taste bean either!

Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip and Walnut Cookies - makes about 36-40

1 cup all purpose flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 1/2 cup ground quick oats
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup drained white beans (save liquid) - any white bean will do. I used white kidney.
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350f/180c. Line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a food processor, or blender, grind oats until finely ground but not "dusty".

Mix oats, flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Puree the beans with 2 tablespoons of the saved liquid, until smooth. Combine puree, butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a separate bowl and beat well. On low speed, mix in the oat and flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts by hand. Drop batter by the tablespoons, on the parchment paper lined baking sheets.

Bake for about 13-15 minutes, or until edges are lightly browned. Allow to cool on wire racks. Enjoy!

These are really tasty. Hope you give them a go! 

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Jenn said...

Yum! These look amazing. I've been playing with beans in recipes for a few months now and they're actually so amazing! I've even tried subbing beans for the flour ... and it works amazing. Seriously, so good! :) Thanks for the recipe!

Emily said...

What difference do you notice when you include the beans?

Kim said...

these look really good. Think i will give them a try! thanks!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

These look so yummy! The white beans sound really interesting in the recipe.

Rachel from Birch + Bird said...

I just made these and they are so yummy! I didn't have white beans so I used chickpeas. I'll be packing these for kindergarten snack tomorrow. :)

PinkPanthress said...

This sounds quite interesting... never thought of using Beans & Chocolate in the same Recipe! :)

Pinecone Camp said...

Emily,not a huge difference just a bit less greasy. That's the nice thing about this recipe!
Rachel, I'm happy you made a batch! They're pretty tasty, aren't they?
Jenn,I'm going to have to try more of the bean flours as well. Ah, so much to bake ;)

MissBliss said...

your baking posts are so lovely and inspiring!