Double Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

Double Chocolate Chickpea Cookies

This recipe is easy AND healthy! They contain no flour, no oil and no processed sugar! The consistency is reminiscent of cookie dough, and the cookies can be adapted to either make these double chocolate cookies, or a classic chocolate chip look in 1 simple step! One thing to note, I am a honey vegan, so if you want these to be completely free of animal products, just replace the honey with raw agave (I recommend using less because agave is sweeter than honey). Now, scurry on to that kitchen and get ready to drool!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 + 2 tbsp (2 tbsp= 1/8 cup) peanut butter (I prefer natural, raw pb, or you can make your own! Also, this recipe would taste great with homemade almond butter or my chocolate hazelnut peanut butter)
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (I like enj0y life)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract (yes, 2!)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt (ONLY IF YOUR PB IS UNSALTED)

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Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 F & rinse/drain your chickpeas

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Grind up the chickpeas in the food processor

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Add all of the other ingredients (EXCEPT THE CHOCOLATE CHIPS) and process

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Now, you have a choice to make! If you want plain chocolate chip cookies, add the chocolate chips and STIR MANUALLY. If you want fudgy cookies, add half the chocolate chips and take the dough for a spin in the food processor until you have a chocolate dough.

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Then, stir in the rest manually. Feel free to add more chocolate chips, because if you’re me, you snacked on a few already. Now, with wet hands, roll the dough into little balls and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. These cookies don’t spread much, so make them the size you want and flatten the tops with your finger.

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You should end up with about 20-24 cookies depending on how big you want them. Bake for 10 minutes, and try not to eat the whole pan!

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Nutritional Facts:

*Nutrition based on using honey and recipe yielding 20 cookies*

Calories: 107

Carbs: 12g

Protein: 3g

Fat: 6g

This recipe contains almost 2g of fiber per cookie, and if you’re using honey, you will enjoy its anti-viral and anti-inflammatory benefits!

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