Cookies made with white beans? Yes, and they taste great!

I love cookies, but then, who doesn’t? The other day I brought these peanut butter chocolate chip cookies made with white beans into work. I didn’t tell my colleagues at first and when I did, they were surprised to find out that there were white beans in them. I am not claiming that they are “good” for you or they taste exactly like a bakery cookie, but it does add some good nutrition to a cookie.

Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies with White Beans


3/4 cup pureed white beans (drained and rinsed) – the key is to puree them to almost a liquid, no lumps
1/4 cup butter substitute (I prefer Brummel and Brown because it is a yogurt base that bakes well)
1/2 cup brown sugar (or brown sugar substitute)
1/2 cup sugar (or sugar substitute specifically for baking)
1/2-3/4 cup of peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 cup white flour
1 Tbsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
2 1/2 cup ground oat flour (put regular oats in blender or food processor until they are the consistency of flour
1 cup of chocolate chips
1 cup of peanut butter chips (optional)


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix white beans, butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, peanut butter, and vanilla thoroughly. Mix dry ingredients. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and mix gently, but thoroughly with a wooden spoon.

Drop by the tablespoon onto your cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. This will make about 3 dozen cookies.

You can also omit the peanut butter and peanut butter chips to have chocolate chip cookies with white beans. For some other healthier cookie recipes check out these 10 cookie recipes to reduce your sweet tooth guilt.


Photo Credit: peyri

About Grace Derocha

Grace Derocha is a registered dietitian, certified diabetes educator, and certified health coach. She loves helping others learn how to live a healthier and happier lifestyle. Grace was born and raised in Michigan. She is a wife, mommy, Spartan, and avid Detroit sports fan. She loves food, music, dancing, shopping, reading, and smiling.
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  1. Linda Nutting 2 years ago

    Why is it, so many recipes don’t have the nutritional values for those of us that utilize the Weight Watchers program. We are always in search of healthy recipes but we need to do a break down of the Carbs, fats, proteins, etc.

    • Grace Derocha 2 years ago

      Hi there Linda,

      I totally agree with you. And I apologize for not having the nutritional information for these cookies included in this blog. I calculated for you now, hopefully, this helps. Thanks so much for reading and your comment. :)

      1 serving = 1 cookie
      Amount Per Serving

      Calories 108.9

      Total Fat 4.1 g

      Saturated Fat 1.4 g

      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.7 g

      Monounsaturated Fat 1.0 g

      Cholesterol 0.0 mg

      Sodium 65.2 mg

      Potassium 73.2 mg

      Total Carbohydrate 16.6 g

      Dietary Fiber 1.6 g

      Sugars 5.1 g

      Protein 2.9 g

      Vitamin A 0.8 %

      Vitamin B-12 0.0 %

      Vitamin B-6 1.1 %

      Vitamin C 0.0 %

      Vitamin D 0.0 %

      Vitamin E 1.8 %

      Calcium 3.2 %

      Copper 1.1 %

      Folate 3.1 %

      Iron 4.0 %

      Magnesium 2.3 %

      Manganese 3.4 %

      Niacin 3.5 %

      Pantothenic Acid 0.5 %

      Phosphorus 3.0 %

      Riboflavin 1.4 %

      Selenium 2.2 %

      Thiamin 4.3 %

      Zinc 1.3 %

      *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

  2. Joanne 1 year ago

    I was middle doing cookies. How many eggs?