When Ron from NuNatural’s offered to send me a box of his stevia products, including an bottle of chocolate syrup, I couldn’t resist making these holiday chocolate cookies. Friends and family can attest to the fact that I do not like to bake. There is nothing about the precision required to bake cookies, cakes and desserts that appeals to me.
I much prefer flying by the seat of my pants, tossing ingredients into a salad bowl, or inventing stir fries in my head while my pilates instructor drones on. (Oooops! Did I say that?!)
If you aren’t familiar with stevia, it’s a natural sweetener made from a green, leafy plant found in South America. According to Authority Nutrition, studies show that this sweet plant could possibly lower blood pressure and blood sugar.
Not a bad thing, right?
But baking still isn’t my favorite thing to do, so I decided to keep my chocolate cookie recipe as simple as I possibly could – not to mention healthy.
I took out my food processor, added a can of black beans, whole wheat pastry flour, butter, and NuNaturals Chocolate syrup to the bowl. After my concoction was completely blended, I rolled it out into balls, then flattened them into disks, perfect for baking in the oven.
After a dusting with cocoa powder, my chocolate cookies were ready for the holiday cookie platter.
Don’t they look beautiful? Even better, they have a brownie-like texture that makes it hard to believe they’re a healthier treat.
So there you are! These are truly the easiest cookies I’ve ever made. If you’d like Ron to send you a box of stevia products so you can give them a try, he’s awarding four readers ( 1 ) one bottle of each of the NEW SUGAR-FREE SYRUPS, PLUS a 50 packet box of NuStevia White Stevia Powder packets. Not to mention a free bonus product!
Simply leave a comment below and like NuNaturals Facebook page for your chance to win (no PO box shipping available). On December 29th I’ll announce the winners.
You can also receive a generous discount on NuNaturals products by entering discount code BLG1214 at checkout to receive a 15% percent discount on your ENTIRE ORDER. Just be sure to checkout before December 31, 2014. U.S. residents receive free shipping on orders over $35.00 after discounts.
Whew! That was a lot to share! Don’t forget to comment and happy holidays!
- 1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup melted butter
- ½ - ¾ cup NuNaturals Chocolate Syrup (taste test to ensure they are sweet and chocolaty enough for you.)
- 1 large egg
- 1 large egg whites
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Using a tablespoon, scoop out a spoonful, then roll into a small ball. Place on the cookie, then flatten into a disk.
- Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until the top starts to crack a bit and cookie is cooked through.
- Cool and dust with cocoa powder.
Food energy: 68kcal
Saturated fatty acids: 2.98g
Monounsaturated fatty acids: 1.26g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.27g
Total fat: 4.52g
Calories from fat: 40
Carbohydrate, by difference: 5.36g
Total dietary fiber: 1.06g
Total lipid (fat): 4.89g
Total sugars: 0.04g
NuNaturals provided me with some of the materials I used in these cookies. I bought the rest of the materials from them with my own money. The opinions I shared about using NuNaturals are my own, and they did not tell me what to say or how to say it.