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Switching it up today with a little rapping slam poetry, just for you guys (sing along, if you’d like):   
If you’ve ever had a black bean brownie, these are like those, but a cookie. But don’t be worried if you’re a black bean brownie rookie. Beans, buckwheat, maple syrup, chocolate chips, all the flavours in my mouth it makes me go loco. Cookies for breakfast, cookies for lunch, all day long I want to munch and munch. Chocolate Black Bean Cookies that are vegan and gluten-free? Yes and yes kids, now go brew a cuppa tea. Easy to make, high in nutrition, these Chocolate Black Bean Cookies are a snack on a mission. Rich, fudgy, chocolaty, and dense, I’ll stop rhyming now, and spare the the suspense. Just one more thing before I say adieu, I know you’ll want to inhale these, but don’t forget to chew. 

Okay, I’m done rapping and poeticizing now. These are just so good that when I ate them, I broke out into song and spoken word balladry.  
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These Black Bean Chocolate Truffle Cookies are a decadent chocolate treat you can enjoy -and also happen to be good for you. Protein, antioxidants, B-vitamins, fibre, omega-3s, medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), and more, these cookies are my new best friend (I almost started to rhyme/rap again just now). It’s no secret that I love using beans in my desserts -this Vegan Hazelnut Coffee (Chickpea!) Fudge is another tasty way to use beans in a sweet application.   

I feel like these didn't photograph very well, as they're not the most glamourous-looking dessert I've ever posted. But I wouldn't be posting them if they weren't out-of-this-world scrumptious, so trust me. They taste like a dark chocolate truffle, which is just fantastic, because who doesn't like truffles? I made them a couple of times, once large (like I have in the photos here), and tested a second batch in smaller rounds; both baked in the same amount of time, and the flavour and texture turned out poifectly, so it really depends on if you want one big cookie or three small cookies.  
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Thanks for reading my rhyming slam poetry rap! If my current monetary endeavours don’t work out, maybe I could make this into a profession. Still trying to figure out my rap handle -here are a few names I’ve come up with: A.D.Dizzy, Bean Babe, Vitamin A, High in Fabulous, Notorious MCT, Blood Sugar… What do you think suits me?
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Black Bean Chocolate Truffle Cookies (Vegan, Gluten-Free) 

Yield: 12 large cookies or 24 small cookies

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked black beans
1/3 cup agave or pure maple syrup
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp dark buckwheat flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup mini vegan/gluten-free chocolate chips (I like Enjoy Life brand)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.

In a food processor, combine beans, agave or maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla. Purée until smooth and creamy. Add the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips, purée until fully incorporated, stopping once to scrape down the sides. Transfer to a large mixing bowl and stir in mini chocolate chips.

Scoop out into mounds on parchment paper (approximately 3 tbsp for large cookies and 1 tbsp for small cookies). You can pack them rather tightly as they don’t spread. With the bottom of a measuring cup or flat glass, coat the bottom with a touch of coconut oil and press until the cookies are flat and about ½ inch in height. Bake for 8 minutes. Cool on a wire rack and store in a covered container in the refrigerator for 1 week.   
Are you musically or poetically inclined? 

 


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05/27/2014 8:04am

Chia seeds + coconut oil + buckwheat + chocolate...I'm sold! Those cookies looks great and I bet they taste even better than they look.
Great recipe Allison!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 8:31am

Hey Mike! I'm glad I could sell you on them! hehe, they do indeed taste better than they look!

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05/27/2014 9:21am

I’ve ever had a black bean brownie, but I've gotta give it a try because this recipe looks AMAZING. Healthy and full of flavours ;-)

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 9:39am

Hey Olivia! Oh yeah, you've got to! So good!

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05/27/2014 9:46am

Love the rap! These cookies are amazing, the flavors are so great!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 10:03am

Hey Matt! Hehe thanks! :)

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05/27/2014 10:00am

Haha you crack me up! I am liking Notorious MCT perhaps Notorious bean ;)
These look buff and the photographs are great as always lovely! Loving your new blog look too - the slight changes look really clean and that photo of you is beautiful!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 10:06am

Hey Girl! I'm thinking looking "buff" is a british saying and I am sooo going to start using that! I also like Notorious MCT and Notorious Bean is AMAZING. Thanks for commenting on the blog, I usually just tweak it when I have some spare time. I enjoy being a computer dork :) And thanks for commenting on my photo!!! I actually took that myself, so I will take full credit lol.

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05/27/2014 10:11am

You took it yourself? You have certainly got some camera skills!
I wish I was a computer nerd. I cannot do anything blog aesthetics and it is so frustrating! ha

Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 10:14am

Yes, ma'am! I inherited a really nice tripod a while back and finally started using it. So, maybe I will credit the tripod. lol

05/27/2014 10:47am

OMG!! I was listening to music when I started reading this post, but I had to turn it off in order to get the full affect of your rap! That just made my day!! For the rest of the day I'm going to be singing, "cookies for breakfast, cookies for lunch", haha!! I'm really feeling the Bean Babe name!

Confession: I've never cooked bean desserts before and have been kind of scared of them, but I haven't stopped thinking about your chick pea fudge ever since you posted it and I plan on making it very soon! I love black beans in savory dishes, so I'm guessing I would really enjoy them in desserts, especially when the word "chocolate" and "truffle" are involved. These look so moist and delicious!! Please come bake for me :)

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 4:49pm

Izzy! Haha, I'm glad I had your full attention and I'm glad I could make your day! It's so catchy, a top 40 hit for sure! ;) I also like Bean Babe! They'd call me BB for short. So hip.

I would LOVE to come bake for you! You know I want to!

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05/27/2014 11:43am

Super impressed with your rapping skills! Applause to you! These black bean chocolate cookies sound delicious. And healthy too! Can't wait to try them!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 4:50pm

Hi Natalie! Why, thank you! :) I hope you love the cookies!

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05/27/2014 11:45am

What a crazy flavor combo! So much good stuff packed into such tiny cookies, love it! And as a bonus, already gluten free so I don't have to adjust anything!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 4:59pm

Hi Annie! Yeah yeah, you know it! Gluten-free is the way to be! ;)

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05/27/2014 11:49am

You and I are dessert soul sisters! I looooove putting beans in desserts! My husband and I both feel like they sit better with us (probably because of the protein), and we don't tend to get the highs and lows of other treats. I need to try these asap! :-)

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:01pm

Hi Lauren! Totally! I think we are dessert soul sisters! Beans in desserts oddly make them taste better. I'm still not sure how it works! Totally agree about the highs and lows, the beans keep my blood sugar nice and stable!

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These truffles look so, so good! Love all the photos, absolutely stunning!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:02pm

Hey Jess! Thanks so much :)

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05/27/2014 2:10pm

I've been eyeing the black bean chocolate dessert trend for a while now, but I think I'll have to pitch in and do it Alison. I can't wait to let you know how my first encounter goes--thanks for sharing this in such a lively, engaging way!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:04pm

Hi Ala! It's a little weird at first, but then you'll want to put beans in everything hehe. Well, maybe not everything, but a lot of things! I promise you won't taste them in these :) And yes, tell me how it goes!

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05/27/2014 2:39pm

OK, so now I would like to see your rap performed by you on Youtube, please. ;-)
I've got to try cooking with coconut oil. Believe it or not I haven't yet, but I love this trend for healthy baked things. Hey, if I can eat a healthy chocolaty thing instead of an unhealthy one, why not? And by the way, I was just thinking how good your photos were when I read your line about not liking them. ;-)

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:08pm

Hey Helen! Haha, I really should upload this onto Youtube... although, I think people would stop reading my blog if they heard my singing voice!

You must try coconut oil! It's really delicious. I'm a big fan :) And I love healthy chocolate treats! They're always fun to create and eat. Thank you for the comment on my photos! I thought they just looked a little brown or something lol. I'm my own worst critic! :)

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05/27/2014 3:38pm

You are too cute, I vote for Notorious MCT?

And these sound great :) I'm half Chinese and many Chinese pastries use sweetened red beans (or mung beans too) as a filling/flavor. When I was little I would eat all these sweets made with red bean paste and my grandmother would tell me it was Chinese chocolate. Then I became a picky teenager and found out they were beans and thought it was weird. But now I got over it and am back on the sweet bean bandwagon, will have to try these sometime ;)

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:11pm

Hi J.S.! Aw, thanks! tehehe. Notorious MCT in tha houseeee ;)

OMG I've had red bean desserts before! So good! I was always weirded out by sweet beans and then I tried it and loved it, of course. That's just such an adorable story about your grandmother! What a great memory. And I'm so happy you're back on the bean bandwagon, which also sounds like a band name hehe. ;)

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05/27/2014 3:57pm

I keep meaning to try using black beans in dessert - these look pretty darn good! And I am not the slightest bit musically inclined. Like at all haha It's pretty pathetic! : )

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:13pm

Hey Ashley! You should totally throw some beans in your desserts! I promise you won't be disappointed :) And I'm glad I'm not the only one who lacks the music gene! hehe

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05/27/2014 4:24pm

Hooray for these cookies!! I just made a huge batch of whoopie pies with buckwheat flour cookies to encase them so that goes to show what a buckwheat cookie obsession I am having right now. And my bean-based dessert obsession never stops. These look spectacular! Moist and fudgey and so, so chocolately.

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:14pm

Hi Nora! Hooray for cookies, indeed! Everything you just wrote, I want to eat right now! Buckwheat whoopie pies? Ahh! So good!

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I've never baked with black beans, but you've convinced me of how yummy these cookies must be! I love the ingredient list. I think I'll have to be adventurous and try these soon!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:16pm

Hi Kristine! Oh, you have got to try bakin' with beans! It's fun and delicious and I promise you won't be disappointed!

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05/27/2014 4:58pm

Wait, these look absolutely amazing. A) The photos do make them look totally scrumptious & delish, who are you kiddin'?! And B) That rap totally made my blog-reading afternoon. I love it!!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:20pm

Hi Jordan! Aw, thanks girl! And I'm glad I could make your blog reading afternoon! I'm here all week folks ;)

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Millie
05/27/2014 5:23pm

These. Look. Amazing. !!!!
I am trying these ASAP Allison :)
I think they look great too! Your mail is long posted and probably in a unknown place to us right now....flying across the oceans seas :)

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/27/2014 5:41pm

Millie! Hey girl. I knew you'd like this recipe ;) Oh, I can't wait for the mail! Yippee!

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05/27/2014 7:29pm

I love the rapping, I totally read it like one too! Haha. I love the idea of these cookies. I love dessert, especially when it has good ingredients in it!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/28/2014 7:50am

Hi Danielle! hehe thanks! Me too -I'm always looking for ways to make my sweets a little more natural :)

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05/28/2014 1:26pm

Notorious MCT! Love it! These truffles look so, so good! Can't wait to try them. I love hiding beans in desserts but I haven't used black beans in brownies yet :)

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/28/2014 4:39pm

Hey Alex! Hehe thanks! That one seems to be winning people over lol. I hope you love these chocolatey delights as much I do! :) And bean desserts are the best! Sneakily delicious ;)

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05/28/2014 5:08pm

Forget about the recipe! Lets hear some more raps! I mean, come on, talent girl...good cook, photographer and rapper!? Killing it!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/29/2014 7:42am

Hi Jordan! Haha, I would turn my entire blog into a rap opera if I could! ;)

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05/28/2014 6:13pm

I've never tried any of the dessert bean recipes yet. Maybe because they don't look as good as yours! This sounds lovely! LOVE the rap! Now we just need to figure out what music that goes with. :)

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/29/2014 7:44am

Hi Debi! I highly recommend getting on the bean dessert train! It's surprisingly delicious! Hehe, thanks for your sweet comment about my rap -maybe you could back me up with some beats? ;)

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05/28/2014 7:33pm

Oh my gosh. I am obsessing over how amazing these cookies look! I'm pretty sure I could eat at least 10. Gorgeous photos!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/29/2014 7:45am

Hey Sarah! I DID eat at least 10 ;) Thanks so much!

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05/29/2014 7:32am

I LOVE black bean brownies, but I love the idea of these in cookie form! Yum, they look so rich!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/29/2014 7:50am

Hi Kelly! Oh yeah, they are rich and chocolaty and addictive!

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05/29/2014 8:07am

I still can't get over that these are black beans....for real?!? And it's healthy too!! Yay. And yes, cookies are day, breakfast, lunch and dinner, especially the healthy kind!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/30/2014 7:14am

Hi Laura! For real! Black beans are magic! ;)

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05/29/2014 11:32am

Haha wonderful rap poetry. I had to reread trying to get the right beat. :D
These look delicious and I just love how you can make a deliciously healthy treat!

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/30/2014 7:17am

Hey Cindy! Hehe why thank you. I know, it takes a little bit of time to "tune" your ear to it ;)
Thanks! And I love creating new healthy treats!

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05/29/2014 9:40pm

Pinned!!! Looks absolutely delicious. I've had black bean brownies before and can see how your cookies would taste amazing. yum

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Allison @ Clean Wellness
05/30/2014 7:48am

Hi Kathy! Awesome! Thanks for pinning!

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06/02/2014 3:17pm

Oh stop! These sound too delicious. I LOVE how CLEAN your desserts are. I can always count on finding something gorgeous and healthy to try on your site!

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How have I only just found your blog?! Such amazing recipes! Just pinned this one to try...looks incredible :D

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