Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

This recipe comes from the USU Extension Food Sense program. Since I will be working
at the extension for the summer, I will share canning tips as I learn more.

Awesome Heart-Healthy Oatmeal Cookies

3/4 c mashed white beans
3 TB canola oil
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
1/4 c egg substitute or 1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
3 c oats (I used rolled quick oats)
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp soda
1 tsp cinnamon
Optional: Nuts, coconut, raisins, and/or chocolate chips with dry ingredients.

Beat mashed white beans, oil, brown and granulated sugar, egg and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
Combine remaining dry ingredients in a separate bowl and mix together. Add to bean and sugar mixture: mix well.
Drop onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 350*F for 8-12 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes then transfer to wire rack and cool completely.

Makes about 36 cookies.

Caution about this recipe--mine didn't turn out very well. I used white kidney beans and I am pretty sure these are not the right ones. My other option at the store was white beans with seasoning; pretty sure those wouldn't have been very good either. If you have tried this recipe before, please let me know how to make it work!

I didn't get a picture because my camera is broken. Sorry guys, I haven't done very well this week, but this recipe does have good reviews and I have eaten them before and you can't even taste the beans.


  1. You could use dried white beans and soak them. They don't have seasoning. We tried cookies like this once with the seasoned beans on accident. Yuck! :)

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  3. I have tried them with soaked beans (I am pretty sure what was used was Great Northern White Beans). You didn't even know there were beans in the recipe and they were good.

  4. Ok so i did figure it out. You can use any light colored beans--pinto, butter, white kidney(this is what I used but i didn't blend them up enough). You have to be sure to puree them. Then it works.
    The woman I work with used dried beans, re-hydrated them, and cooked them until soft, but the can is a lot quicker.

  5. Also adding cinnamon is so much better. Raisins or nuts are also recommended.