chocolate chip cookie recipes with beans

There are so many “holidays” out there it’s enough to make your head spin. But, August 4th is a holiday very much worth your attention.

Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day!

Yep, chocolate chip cookies are so good someone thought it would be a good idea (and it is) to give them their very own holiday. I suggest we all take a little time today to whip up a batch and enjoy a warm chocolate chip cookie with a tall glass of milk – just like mom used to make.

Well, maybe not quite like she used to make. If you’ve followed our blog in the past then you know all about the versatility of beans and all the different recipes you can make with them. Even cookies! Sounds a little crazy, right?

But, it’s not really! Beans can create a solid binding for your cookies, eliminating or at least limiting the need for all that extra flour and sugar you typically put in your cookie dough. Trust us, you won’t even be able to tell the difference with the final product and you’ll end up with a healthier, protein-rich cookie.

Let’s put a Randall Beans twist on the classic chocolate chip cookie for National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day with some of these delicious and simple recipes. To show you just how versatile beans can be, we picked three different cookie recipes using three different kinds of beans.

Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chip and Chickpea Cookies

Peanut butter and chocolate are one of the all-time greatest pairings! So why not let ole peanut butter in on the fun today with your chocolate chip cookies? By chickpeas (garbanzo beans) you eliminate the need for many of the ingredients needed for a regular cookie recipe. This one from Recipe Land only calls for 7 all together and can be whipped up and ready in under 30 minutes.

Gluten Free, Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

We said these cookies were healthy, right? Well we weren’t kidding! This recipe from Betty Rocker is not only flourless but gluten free too. Grab a jar of our Randall Beans great northern beans to use in this recipe.

Double Chocolate Black Bean Cookies

The Nourishing Seed had us sold at “double chocolate” but we fell even more in love once we read black bean cookies! Black beans give the batter a rich, dark visual that will explode with chocolatey flavor once you add chocolate chips and a little cocoa powder.

What else can beans do? They can be the centerpiece for easy dinner recipes, for one. We like to call these recipes “Dad Dinners”, because they are so simple even dad can’t mess them up! We’ve collected some of our favorite, delicious and easy original recipes into a brand new, free, online cookbook. Download a copy below!

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