Well, almost vegan. My Trader Joes chocolate chips are not vegan, but I don’t mind. I was craving chocolate today and was ready to pull out a box mix of brownies and alter it with black beans, but no mix was to be found in the pantry today! I actually had all the ingredients on hand to make Happy Herbivores black bean brownies or oatmeal cookies. The brownies are good, but not my favorite, so I thought I’d try something new. The cookie dough mixed up well and quick! The end result=delish! The true test was my little one asking for seconds.
I can’t say that I don’t miss the buttery, salty goodness of traditional cookies, but I feel better after eating these and I tend to eat less of them and still satisfy my chocolate craving. I’m going to continue my veggie/vegan experiments and I’ve acquired a few cookbooks this summer including Happy Herbivore where I got this recipe. She has a nice collection of free ones on her website with this similar pumpkin oatmeal cookie and the brownies if you care to try them.