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. 🙂
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
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.
- 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)!
- 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).
- Mix in chips, and scoop into a greased (or parchment-lined) pie dish.
- Cook for 25 (to 30) minutes
- 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!
Celebrate #NationalChocolateChipCookieDay in good health with this Super Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe @beetsperminute
Do you have a favorite healthy cookie recipe? Do you celebrate food holidays?