I know what you’re thinking. Chickpeas…in a cookie. That sounds gross. Well, let me tell you, it is ANYTHING but gross. It is amazing! If you are looking for a healthy alternative to your favorite cookie in the whole world, your search stops here.
Now, don’t get me wrong. These don’t taste exactly the same the buttery, sugar-filled deliciousness of normal chocolate chip cookies. But, these are clean and gluten free, and packed with protein, thanks to the beans. It’s kind of like eating a ball of dough every time you eat one. They’re pretty great.
My hubby was not as convinced. He thinks that anything with beans in it is automatically gross. Well, he can just eat the sugary cookies and get over it…wait, I rarely make them anymore…lol
Also, a big shout out to Janelle for letting me borrow her food processor! Thanks Friend!!!!
Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from Maria’s Eat-Clean Journey)
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup nut butter (I used my DIY Almond Butter, but you can use peanut butter too)
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor, combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips, until perfectly smooth. Either fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula, or throw them in and pulse a few times to incorporate them in all the dough. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place tablespoons of dough onto cookies sheet and bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cookies are golden in color.