Black Bean Chocolate Truffle Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

Allison Day

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016

If cookies are a reward, truffles must be a shameless indulgence. Put them together and what do you get? A decadent treat you can indulge in without a lick of guilt. That’s especially true if those truffle cookies are made with black beans, coconut oil and chia seeds. It’s a powerful combo of healthy-body nutrients. Consider these fudgy little favorites a snack on a mission – a mission to make your mouth water and your tummy rejoice!

Recipe: Black Bean Chocolate Truffle Cookies

Black Bean Chocolate Truffle Cookies
Recipe courtesy of Clean Wellness
Makes 12 large cookies or 24 small ones


2 cups black beans

1/3 cup agave

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp buckwheat flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 Tbsp chia seeds

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor combine beans, agave or maple syrup, coconut oil and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in mini chocolate chips.
  4. Scoop out into mounds on parchment paper.
  5. Coat the bottom with a touch of coconut oil and press until the cookies are flat and about ½-inch thick.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes, or until slightly crisp around the edges.