I have to admit that I wasn’t too keen on making these cookies when I first saw the recipe on this website. How is it at all possible for chickpeas to be appetizing in a cookie?
I then began loving the possibility of finding another tasty, healthy cookie that contained no flour or sugar. And after reading so many positive comments about how good the cookies are, I decided to give them a try.
I have to say that I was surprised when I tasted the cookie! I could not taste the chickpeas at all. I found them delightfully good. There’s no guilt when eating these!
I have a few quick tips:
- These ARE healthy cookies. Don’t expect them to taste like the ones your mom bakes on Christmas morning. If you want to eat sweets that are good for you, this is one great way to do that.
- Using a food processor to blend these is essential! It’s possible that a really high speed blender would work. The cookies taste much better when the ingredients are thoroughly blended without a chunk of chickpea anywhere. This is the food processor that I use.
- Make these without telling your kids that they have a ton of chickpeas in them. That can kind of mess with their mind and affect their taste buds.
Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1¼ cup cooked or canned chick peas
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup of peanut butter
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Blend all but the chocolate chips in a food processor until smooth.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.