Get the Skinny in the Kitchen: Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gluten Free, Low Carb

The secret ingredient is white beans, but you’d never know it.  Sweetened with Swerve and a dash of honey – or maple syrup to make them vegan – each cookie has just 100 calories, minimal sugar, and the added bonus of 4 grams of fiber and 4 grams of protein.  Plus, they’re oh-so-easy to make!


Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies | Gluten Free, Low Carb

Makes 12 cookies or 24 mini cookies


  • 1 can white beans (drained, rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup almond butter, peanut butter or Sunbutter
  • 2 tablespoons honey (maple syrup for vegan cookies)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
  • 1.33 ounce 70-85% dark chocolate (about 1/2 dark chocolate bar, in pieces + chunks)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Blend all ingredients except chocolate in a food processor or with immersion blender.  Take care to blend all of the white beans thoroughly, until smoothie.  Transfer to a mixing bowl and stir in dark chocolate pieces.  Spoon dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden.


Per serving (12 per recipe):  100 calories, 5 grams fat, 1 gram saturated fat, 95 mg sodium, 14 grams carbohydrate (6 grams net carbs), 4 grams fiber, 2.95 grams sugar, 4 grams protein.

Per serving (24 per recipe):  50 calories, 2.5 grams fat, 0.5 grams saturated fat, 47 grams sodium, 7 grams carbohydrate (3 grams net carbs), 2 grams fiber, 1.5 grams sugar, 2 grams protein.




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