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
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
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Using a blender or food processor, blend chickpeas until smooth.
- Transfer chickpeas to a bowl and add vanilla, peanut butter, maple syrup, baking powder and salt. Mix until uniform.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and coat with cooking spray.
- Form cookie dough into balls and flatten out on cookie sheet.
- 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.