Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies (Made with Black Beans!)

Another day, another MoFo! So many awesome posts already! There are so many cool themes this year. Two of my favorite themes are Mihl's "German desserts from A to Z", and Becky's "British Classics Made Vegan". Do you know of any other country-specific MoFo themes that I might have missed?

My Lazy MoFo theme continues with these precious little Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies that are actually made with... *dun dun dunnnnn*... black beans! Remember last year when I told you about my first experience with chickpea cookies? Well, even though I eat those tasty chickpea cookies often, I never ventured into the world of other beany baked goods until yesterday. Enter these tasty little morsels:

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

Aren't they purdy? The do not taste like beans! I sweetened them with agave, but I can't wait to try them with coconut nectar too. My batter was pretty sticky, so I smoothed the tops of the cookies with the back of a wet spoon. They are irresistibly gooey when they're warm, and super fudgy at room temperature. I flung a warm one into Mr. Wing-It's mouth and asked him what he thought about it...

Mr. Wing-It: Mmmonomnomnom good!
Me: They're black bean cookies!
Mr. Wing-It: Wha??!!

So there you have it. Thank you, Gretchen, for sharing the recipe! Why did I wait so long to bake treats with black beans KNOWING that I already liked chickpea cookies? Because sometimes I'm a little dumb. Go make them! 

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Brownie Cookies

Purdy Hummingbird
One of our backyard hummingbirds. Isn't he handsome?


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  1. Heya Vegan MoFo theme buddy! :)

    Hmm, black bean cookies? I've never tried making a beany dessert because...well...beans. But! If you say they're good then maybe I oughtta try? Maybe!

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    1. Hello, theme buddy! That's how I used to feel about beany desserts, but now I've seen the light! Try them!

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  2. I've made numerous varieties of black bean brownies with mixed results, cookie form is brilliant! Only problems I ever really had were with uniform baking/texture. Problem solved. You rock.

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    1. I've been tempted to make black bean brownies, but now that you mention it I can see why they might not bake very evenly. I'll stick with cookies!

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  3. I make cakes and cookies with chickpeas a lot, and they turn out great. But black beans in baked goods have always scared me a little. You've convinced me, though. These look delicious!

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one who has been skeptical of black beans. These cookies have lots of vanilla extract which I think keeps them from tasting beany. I hope you like them too if you try them!

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  4. These look great! Slipping beans and vegetables into everything makes me really happy. I made white bean blondies once, and I thought my friend was going to cry when I told her she was eating beans. At least it was a harmless trick!

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    1. Mwahahaha! That's evil in an awesome kind of way! :D

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  5. I've made numerous varieties of black bean brownies with mixed results, cookie form is brilliant! Only problems I ever really had were with uniform baking/texture. Problem solved. You rock.

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  6. Wowsa they look rad... must. try.

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  7. These look delicious! I love black bean brownies and I never thought to use it in a cookie before, I will have to try them! =)

    I'm not doing a country-specific theme but I am doing an ethnic food theme with a focus on 5 Regions - Asia, India, The Caribbean, Latin America and Europe.

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    1. Awesome! You have a yummy international MoFo going on! I will use your entries for inspiration because I don't have anything planned ahead at all for this MoFo.

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  8. Superamazingness! I want one of these in the bottom of a little bowl, covered with vegan ice cream and drizzled with hot fudge. It would be a happy surprise at the bottom of the bowl. :)

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    1. Oh, yeah! I like the way you think! :D

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  9. I've seen black bean brownies but never cookies, until now! They look so delish!

    And what a beautiful bird!

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    1. Isn't he a looker? We have three or four hummingbirds that hang out here every year. They are beautiful and so very smart!

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  10. I'm most interested in how they seem to have developed their own thin-candy shell. I'll take two à la mode, please. Yum!

    www.thisveganmouth.com

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  11. I'm most interested in how they seem to have developed their own thin-candy shell. I'll take two à la mode, please. Yum!

    www.thisveganmouth.com

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    1. Exactly! The thin candy shell thing is definitely noticeable when the cookies are still warm, but not so much at room temperature on the second day. The combination of the thin shell and the gooey chocolate chips is sooooo good!

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    1. I really hope you're talking about the cookies and not the hummingbird! :P

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  13. I've always wanted to try black bean brownies...these look even tastier, if that's possible.

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    1. I hope you will try them and love them too! The half-batch I baked yesterday is all gone already. *sadface*

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  14. Oh man, I'll have to try these! I have to try all the bean cookies; it's a compulsion. But these look promising!!

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    1. I hope you love them too! That's a pretty good compulsion actually. Eat all the bean cookies! :D

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  15. Oh seriously, I need you to bring some of these to me right now!

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    1. No problem! Although cookies don't come free - I only take kitty snorgles as payment. Deal?

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  16. These cookies look amazing! And I am one of those people who run away from beans in baked goods. Thank you for the shout out, River!

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    1. I used to be a runner too! Not anymore - I've been officially converted!

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  17. Really glad you like my theme :) thanks for mentioning it!! These cookies look soo good, I've never included beans in baking before. It looks super healthy and gooey all at the same time hehe

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    1. I love your theme! My MoFo entries are not planned ahead, so I'm definitely going to have to steal a recipe from you. (by steal I mean make it and link to it, not really steal it!)

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  18. Those vegan cookies just look too adorable and perfect River!

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    1. Aren't they cute? I made them pretty small so I can just pop them whole in my mouth! Very ladylike.

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  19. so glad you found the recipe, river. they are pretty addicting and delightful, huh?! always happy to share goodness and especially appreciative when it's enjoyed so much.

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    1. They are indeed! I've already made another batch since I wrote this post :)

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  20. I was disappointed to find that when I clicked through to the recipe that these were indeed not vegan as they use honey.

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    1. Yep, that's why I mentioned that I sweetened them with agave. Maple syrup or coconut nectar would work too.

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