Monday, 24 March 2014

Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

Ok, so we've heard of chickpea cookies before but didn't really think twice about them. Last week, we decided to give them a try (recipe from Texanerin) and let me tell you, they were AMAZING!!! Chewy, moist and delicious! They make for a perfect guilt-free treat! 


Start off by blending/processing one and a quarter cups of rinsed and dried chickpeas using a blender or food processor. 

Once chickpeas are smooth, transfer to a bowl and add in two teaspoons of vanilla extract, half a cup plus two tablespoons of natural peanut butter (we only had crunchy peanut butter on hand), a quarter cup of pure maple syrup, one teaspoon of baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Mix well. Once the dough is well mixed, stir in half a cup of mini chocolate chips. 


Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. Form your cookie dough into balls and flatten them out on the cookie sheet. 


Bake for 10-15 minutes at 350°F. Let the cookies cool and enjoy. You can store them in the refrigerator or in a sealed container at room temperature. 


Chewy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies
Makes 16 cookies

Recipe from Texanerin

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and patted dry
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tbsp natural peanut butter
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Using a blender or food processor, blend chickpeas until smooth. 
  3. Transfer chickpeas to a bowl and add vanilla, peanut butter, maple syrup, baking powder and salt. Mix until uniform. 
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray. 
  6. Form cookie dough into balls and flatten out on cookie sheet. 
  7. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Let cool and serve. Can store in the refrigerator or in a sealed container at room temperature. 
Makes 16 cookies. Each cookie is approximately 130 calories. 

*Please note that these calories are not empty calories that you would find in a regular cookie. The calories come from nutritious ingredients, such as chickpeas and natural peanut butter, as oppose to refined sugar, flour and butter, making these a better option.