I love making and eating cookies but I always feel guilty as I add in all the butter, flour, and eggs. They taste so yummy but are just terrible for you! But I don’t want to give them up altogether! I want to be able to make cookies with my kids without having an unhealthy temptation lying around the house.
When I discovered this recipe for these healthy cookies, I knew I had to give them a try! I was very skeptical about how they would taste and figured it wouldn’t be very good. But if it was anything close to a chocolate chip cookie, it was worth trying at least once!
They contain no grains, eggs, butter, or oil. Wanna know the secret?
Chickpeas! I was shocked when I found out! You really just have to see it to believe it…but even the raw dough tastes pretty good! I have learned that chickpeas are a very versatile bean. I now love them and eat them all the time!
These cookies are amazing! You probably think I’m joking but I am definitely not! They were so good, I couldn’t stop eating them. Myra ate her cookie and actually asked for more! And my husband, who thought the whole idea was crazy, couldn’t get enough of them! The best part is that we didn’t feel guilty about eating them!
This recipe is so simple and tasty. If you don’t believe me, give it a try! It is probably one of the best alternative to regular, fatty chocolate chip cookies that you will find!
1 can chickpeas (1 ½ cups) – rinsed thoroughly and patted dry
2 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
¼ cup and 1 teaspoon agave nectar (or honey)
¾ cup peanut butter
1 ¼ teaspoon baking powder
¾ to 1 cup chocolate chips (I like mine extra chocolatey!)
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Place all ingredients, besides chocolate chips, in food processor. Process until very smooth.
3. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in chocolate chips.
4. Put a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. With wet hands, make 1 ½ inch dough balls and place on cookie sheet. You can press down slightly on the balls to make them more like cookies or leave them to be cookie bites.
5. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Eat and enjoy!
Wasn’t that easy? Now that I have this recipe, I can finally make cookies with my kids and not feel bad! I bet my kids will be pretty confused when they see people adding flour to their cookie dough! They will wonder, “Where are the beans?!” I am just glad I get to give my kids desserts that are not only yummy but good for them too!
Try this recipe out and let me know what you think!