If you didn't know better, you would mistake these as Peanut Butter Cookies. They are moist and soft, and packed with protein. They contain 3 sources or protein... peanut butter, eggs and beans. That's right beans. You would never know they were in there, without being told. In fact, my sons and even husband loved them... (they still don't know the secret ingredient) 😉I know it sounds weird, but trust me.. You cannot taste these AT ALL! The recipe calls for 1/2 cup pureed Pinto Beans. To get them smooth I poured them out of the can and rinsed them in a strainer. Then I put them in a blender with some water (around 1/4 cup) and pureed until they were completely smooth.
The recipe is incredibly simple, you add the first six ingredients, (peanut butter, brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, pureed beans and vanilla).
Mix until combined.
Add the dry ingredients, and mix until completely incorporated.
Dough will be sticky.Spray a cookie sheet and press into the pan until evenly distributed. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-15 min, until it starts to turn golden brown.
These bars are so soft and moist, and you can eat them without feeling guilty!!! ENJOY!!!!
PB PROTEIN COOKIE BARS
- 1 cup Peanut Butter
- 1 cup Brown Sugar
- 3/4 cup White Sugar
- 1/2 Pureed Pinto Beans
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 2 cups Flour (whole wheat preferred)
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
1. Blend the first 6 ingredients together.
2. Add dry ingredients and mix well. (dough will be sticky)
3. Spray 11x17 cookie sheet with non-stick spray. Spread dough onto cookie sheet, until evenly distributed.
4. Bake 375 degrees for 10-15 min or until golden brown.
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