White Bean Dark Chocolate Oat Bites By Chef Akeisha Hayde

A bean bar that delivers both flavor and nutrition. This nutrient-rich white
bean bar is packed with deep-rich dark chocolate flavors, crunchy pumpkin
seeds and delicious ripe dates all brought together with hints of fresh orange
zest and natural maple syrup. These bean bars are super easy to prepare
and will satisfy all your taste buds in just a few bites.


  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups or 15 ounce can cooked
  • 1/4 cup canola oil or other neutral oil
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup carrots, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dates, pitted, and chopped
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, toasted
  • 1 cup 60 % dark chocolate, morsels


  1. Preheat oven to 350 Β°F. Line sheet pan with parchment paper.

  2. Mix chia seeds and water and set aside for 15 minutes. Process 1/2 of the
    oats in a food processor until it is a flour-like consistency. In a large mixing
    bowl, combine the remaining rolled oats, oat flour, baking powder, baking
    soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix thoroughly.

  3. Place the white beans and oil in a food processor and process until creamy.
    Remove and add to oat mixture. Place the chia seed (with water), maple
    syrup, carrots, orange zest, apple sauce, and vanilla in a food processor.
    Puree until smooth. Add this mix to the oat and bean mixture and combine

  4. Fold in the dates, pumpkin seeds, and dark chocolate.

  5. Shape into 2 1/2-ounce balls. Flatten into a patty. Place them onto sheet pan
    to bake for 12-15 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.

  6. Cool Completely.

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