These may sound strange but you’ve got to trust us on this one! Made with just six ingredients, they’re an easy, delicious, healthier take on a simple chocolate cookie and you absolutely can’t taste the beans - they do create a nice, thick texture though that I think you’ll all really like.

  • 300g porridge oats
  • 2 teaspoons cacao powder
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1x 400g can black beans, drained and washer
  • 125ml maple syrup
  • Handful of dark chocolate chips or cacao nibs
  1. Preheat the oven to 180c, fan setting.
  2. Place the black beans into a food processor with the coconut oil, cacao and maple syrup and pulse until smooth.
  3. Transfer the bean mix into a mixing bowl and stir through the oats and cacao nibs or chocolate chips (if using).
  4. Using a tablespoon, scoop equal amounts of the cookie mix out of the bowl, moulding each one into a ball using your hands, then push each onto a lined baking tray to form cookies.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, then remove the tray from the oven and allow the cookies to cool before enjoying!