Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

chickpea chocolate chip cookiesFor a healthier, more nutrient-dense take on the beloved chocolate chip cookie, try out this recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1, 15oz. can of Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans), drained & rinsed
  • 1 ¼ cup whole grain oats
  • 2 medium bananas OR: 1½ c applesauce
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar or honey (if using unsweetened applesauce)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8  tsp cinnamon
  • 1 heaped tsp baking powder
  • 1 c dark chocolate chips OR: Chia seeds, Coconut flakes, Peanut butter, Almond butter, Raisins, Craisins          

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Put all ingredients, except chocolate chips (or their variations), into a food processor & blend until smooth.
    No food processor? No problem! Use a vegetable masher to mash all of the ingredients in a large bowl
  3. Remove blade from food processor, add chocolate chips and mix by hand.
  4. Line an 11x17 baking sheet with waxed paper.
  5. Scoop mixture by tablespoonfuls onto the baking sheet, flattening the cookies with the back of the spoon – it’s OK if they look a little lumpy!
  6. Bake for 25 minutes.
    This will allow them to remain soft. If you like them firmer, bake another 5-10 minutes.
  7. Let cool on the tray.
  8. Enjoy!

Serving Information

Serving size: 2 cookies
Servings: Approximately 10 servings (20 cookies)

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 150
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 110mg
  • Total Carb: 27g
  • Dietary fiber: 3g
  • Total sugars: 13g
    Includes 6g added sugars
  • Protein: 4g