Fudgy Black Bean Collagen Cookies - Dunnebells

Nobody will know you have packed these fudgy black bean cookies with fibre and protein!

We always seem to have black beans kicking around the house so whipping up a batch of these guilt-free black bean cookies is just too easy!


Do you have a sweet tooth? These will take care of those cravings and won’t be followed by a wave of guilt. For my incredible clients all around the world in the 8-week online personal training program, you will notice these cookies are great for helping you hit those macros! I have kept the secret for far too long, so today I am sharing with you my new best friend. The fudgey black bean collagen cookie recipe.

If you like these, don’t forget to check out my black bean brownie recipe while you are at it. I mean, you might as well just stock your freezer full of healthy treats for those times when the late night snacking strikes right?


You have to believe me when I tell you that these tasty fudgy black bean collagen cookies don’t actually taste like black beans.  If you had told me a few years ago that I would be making (and craving) a cookie that had beans in it I would have definitely rolled my eyes. When I discovered the health benefits of black beans and that I didn’t have to stick to burritos or black bean burgers to get my fix, I was sold!


Black beans are so cheap and because they come in cans, the shelf life is incredible! Black beans when rinsed have no real taste. I first started mixing them in my smoothies to add protein and fibre never thinking that they would become a staple ingredient in my baked goods.


Alright, where are my people at who need to make some substitutions? I know you are out there and I am thinking of you when it comes to these recipe substitutions.

My personal recommendation is to follow the recipe if you can, but I understand certain dietary restrictions may not allow that.

Gluten Free: Quinoa flour 1:1 ratio. Rice flour is also another alternative.

Dairy-Free: Easy as a piece of cake/cookie. You can use soy milk or almond milk.

Sugar: Coconut palm sugar or granulated coconut sugar as long as you grind it up first as it is fairly course.

Chocolate: Cocao nibs will make a great substitution. Feeling fancy? Try using half chocolate chips, half peanut butter chips. Trust me.

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1 can of black beans, rinse them and then dry them with paper towel
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp sunflower butter (or any nut butter)
2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
1/2 cup unrefined sugar

2 scoops Vital Proteins collagen peptides
1/4 cup cocoa powder
2 tbsp buckwheat flour
1 tsp baking powder


Preheat oven to 350°F. Using parchment paper, line two cookie sheets and set aside.

In a food processor (my preference is Blendtec) combine all the ingredients.

Blend until a mousse batter forms. Add some water if needed.

Using a spoon place dollops of the mousse on the cookie sheets. Flatten the cookies into round shapes. They won’t spread much at all!

Bake in the oven for approx. 20 minutes. They will be soft when done. Transfer to wire rack after they cool.

TIP: Store in the fridge for optimal freshness. If you want that “straight from the oven” vibe reheat for 15 seconds #microwave.

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If you are counting macronutrients (IIFYM) these cookie macros will make you smile!


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