Power Cookies

Recipe By: Healthy   Photo By: bellydancer
These cookies are tasty and full of energy. Oatmeal, dried fruit, coconut and pureed cannelini beans make these cookies so healthy you could eat nothing else!
 
  • Prep: 15 Minutes
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  • Cook: 15 Minutes
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  • Total: 30 Minutes
 
18
 
 
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 (15 ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
 
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Grind the oats in a blender until resembling coarse flour.
  2. In a medium bowl, mash beans to a smooth paste. Stir in the white sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until well blended. Combine the ground oats, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; blend into the bean mixture. Stir in the dates, coconut, raisins and walnuts. Drop dough by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden. Cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool completely.
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Reviewed By: celestialhottie
This is a great base, but it needed a little something extra. I doubled the vanilla and cinnamon and added salt and eggs.
Reviewed By: Veronica17
WOW! I made some adjustments, but these are amazing, and totally allergen-free if you leave out the walnuts! I used: 3 1/2 cups oatmeal added 1/4 cup margarine 1 banana 3/4 cup dried currants and red kidney beans instead of cannellini
Reviewed By: extrafrostingplease
With an extra 1/2 cup of milk, these are terrific! Used choc chips instead of raisens, omitted the walnuts and made squares by putting the batter in a 9X12 pan. Baked for 25 minutes and cut into 18 squares. Excellent as a granola bar - high fiber and around 150 cals.