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High Fiber – “Vanilla Bean” Cookies

Ok, I will admit it, I’m kind of on a bean kick. It is a great way to get both fiber, and protein, into your meals. You probably thought I was a little crazy when I posted my recipe for Chocolatey Black Bean Brownie Tops last week. I came up with this recipe a few weeks ago and just haven’t had time to post it yet. Yes, I know that the name of the cookie is a bit deceptive, but it truly is a “vanilla bean” cookie. 😉

vanilla bean cookiesThese cookies almost have more of a breakfast feel to them in my opinion. And more than anything they taste like cinnamon and vanilla applesauce. You don’t even notice the beans in them! As with the brownie tops if you have an immersion blender you will be much more successful at keeping the beans a secret ingredient if you have any picky eaters that you are trying to ease into new foods.

What I love about these cookies is they are refined sugar free. They only have 2 grams of sugar per serving (2 cookies), and 8 grams of fiber! They are super moist and taste even better the next day. (Because of how moist they are you may want to freeze them if you won’t be eating them in 2-3 days.)

vanilla bean cookies3The pictures that I took of the cookies definitely can’t do them justice. The spots that resemble vanilla bean specks are actually from the flax meal, and the stone ground wheat. I boiled my own beans because I like to control the sodium, and it is really so much cheaper, but if you want to used canned beans you absolutely can. If you are one of those people that like raisins in your cookies, these would be the perfect cookie to throw 1/8 of a cup of raisins in. For breakfast, snack, or any other time these are great to grab and then sit back, relax, and enjoy!

 

“Vanilla Bean” Cookies

By Angie Gouchenour

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22 cookies

Ingredients

1 cup white beans – Cooked

6 Tablespoons egg whites

½ cup unsweetened apple sauce

¼ cup Truvia zero calorie sweetener

¼ cup ground Flax meal

1 cup stone ground wheat flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon cinnamon

Directions

Pre heat oven to 350’f

In a blender combine the beans, egg whites, and apple sauce

Pulse until combined and then puree

Pour into a medium size bowl and stir in the Truvia

Fold in the flax meal, wheat flour, baking powder, and cinnamon just until combined

On a non-stick cookie sheet drop cookies using a 1 Tablespoon cookie scoop

Cook for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned

Remove and let cool for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack

82 calories per serving (2 cookies)

 

 

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