Super Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie

Super Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie

Celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day (or any day) with this healthy version of the classic.  This super chickpea chocolate chip cookie is packed with chickpeas and flax and is full of protein, fiber, and all the deliciousness you would expect from a chocolate chip cookie.  Also, this cookie is the size of a pie.  I’m not encouraging you to eat it whole or anything, but it technically is one cookie. 🙂

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TGIF, party peeps! Is there anything better than just out of the oven chocolate chip cookies? The answer I’m looking for here is, no.  Here’s another question, did you know that May 15th is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day in America?  Too bad I’m not in America anymore.  Oh wait, whatever, I’m still celebrating American holidays.  After all, I’m still American (I think I have to wait four years to become officially British).

I have recently become obsessed with the blog Chocolate Covered Katie.  I have stated (many a time) that I live under a rock (mostly), and it takes me forever to discover amazing things, like Miss Katie and her chocolate covered empire.

Also, she has a cookbook.

Recently, I discovered (and by discovered I mean I’m, like, the billionth person to) that the chickpea is an excellent substitute for flour in baked goods.  Yes, the chickpea.

A few weeks ago, I shared a recipe for Super Healthy Edible Cookie Dough, as my way to survive an unhealthy liking to cookie butter.

Eating cookie dough with a spoon is great and all, but I decided I wanted an actual baked good.  I took to Pinterest and found Katie and her delightful desserts gone healthy.

The recipe I have used is technically for her blondies, but I decided to make a single, giant pie sized cookie with my dough.

Super Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Look at that thing!  I felt like Cookie Monster baking the dough in a pie dish, but it had to be done!

This recipe is so easy to make, and if you bake it on your own, you don’t even have to feel bad about not sharing the dough left in the mixing bowl!  I always share.  Okay, sometimes I share.

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Super Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 1 (LARGE)
 
Substitute flour for chickpeas (and none of the deliciousness) in this chocolate chip cookie the size of your head (literally)!
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can drained and rinsed)
  • ¾ tsp baking powder
  • ⅛ tsp baking soda
  • level ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
  • Two tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup ground flax
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (you can use dairy free, carob, dark, white -whatever you like, really)!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients (except chips) until very smooth in a good food processor (I used an immersion blender, and it worked awesomely).
  2. Mix in chips, and scoop into a greased (or parchment-lined) pie dish.
  3. Cook for 25 (to 30) minutes
  4. Note: This cookie will be softly baked - leave in the pan for about 15 minutes after cooking!
 

I cut my cookie into eight pieces, but you could be more (or less) generous with the servings!

Warning:  These are addictive and GO FAST!

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Do you have a favorite healthy cookie recipe?  Do you celebrate food holidays?   

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9 Comments

  1. May 15, 2015 / 12:56 pm

    Oh great then today is the best day! I had some yesterday but I guess that means I will just have to have some more today. This looks awesome and I think I have like 4 cans of chickpeas in the pantry so I could prob spare one 🙂

    • May 15, 2015 / 1:38 pm

      Cookies should be celebrated much more often. I was blown away by how good these were. I ordered Chocolate Covered Katie’s cookbook. I was sold after this one recipe (so was Luke)! Let me know if you try it, Erin! 🙂 #ChickpeaPower

  2. May 15, 2015 / 2:17 pm

    Oh my goodness. This looks so good and sounds like something my family can actually eat ( we don’t do gluten) I think I have all of the ingredients– I might have to try this today.

    • May 15, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      It is SO good, Lisa. If you visit the link I have to Katie’s original recipe she has options for special dietary needs, etc. Luke and I plowed through all but three pieces (which I told him to take to work with him today lol)! Let me know what you think if you do try them!

  3. May 15, 2015 / 2:36 pm

    Ha ha, that thing is HUGE! (TWSS) and looks tasty. I don’t think ??? I celebrate food holidays? I can’t think of any. I know I take every chance there is to make any and every excuse to drink, though!

    • May 15, 2015 / 2:45 pm

      Haha, oh, I also take advantage of drinking holidays as well, trust me – this could be an appetiser? It is huge! Also I LOL’d @ TWSS

    • May 17, 2015 / 7:44 am

      you definitely should make them! I am overwhelmed with which Katie creation I should make next!

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