Chocolate Black Bean Protein Cookies

Prep time:

10 mins

Cook time:

20 mins


Total time:

30 mins




1 can (approx. 440 grams) black beans, drained and rinsed

¼ cup butter, melted

1 serve (30 grams) chocolate Red Seal protein

3 tablespoons manuka honey, melted

2 tablespoons millet flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

1 tablespoon milk

2 teaspoon vanilla essence

½ teaspoon baking powder

50 grams 80% dark chocolate


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, fan bake and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Put all of the ingredients except for the dark chocolate, into a food processor.
  3. Process until smooth and well combined, scraping down the sides as needed.
  4. Scoop out dessert spoonfulls of the mixture, roll into balls and place onto the baking tray. Press down gently with the back of a spoon.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes. When ready, remove from the oven and let the cookies cool.
  6. When cookies are cool, melt the dark chocolate in a pot on the stove over gentle heat. When melted, pour chocolate over the top of the cookies in a swirling motion.
  7. Once the chocolate has hardened, remove cookies from baking tray and store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

These chewy, decadent, fudgey chocolate cookies are made with a base of black beans making them high in fibre, protein and anti-oxidants. We have used Red Seal Chocolate Protein Powder to give the cookies a higher protein content, which keeps you feeling full for longer - bonus with the powder being Gluten Free.

The cookies are sweetened using Manuka Honey, Vanilla Essence and are finished off with a drizzle of dark chocolate. Millet Flour has been used to help bind the cookies together - Millet Flour is an excellent source of manganese, phosphorus and magnesium.