Super Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

Super Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

A super delicious spin on that raw cookie dough that we’re all so tempted to take our chances.  I am totally guilty of eating the dough mixture out of the bowl while the cookies are in the oven!  This recipe is packed with chickpeas, nut butter, and makes a great healthy treat! 

you can eat this with a spoon.

You can eat this with a spoon.

Oh, happy day!!!!!  Why am I so happy?  I don’t have a job care in the world!

Actually, the reason I’m so chipper is that I found the antidote to my recent cookie butter addiction!  Seriously, what mad scientist came up with this cookie butter stuff?  I don’t know whether I want to kick them or kiss them.  And the cookie butter is like:

Ugh. Too true.

It feels so wrong comparing cookie butter to Kanye West, but, I guess they probably do share one thing in common; they are both living in Kim Kardashian’s cupboard.  No, I didn’t. Yes, I did.

Anyhoo we’re here for the Super Healthy Edible Cookie Dough that I speak of, so, let’s get on with it, shall we?

First off, I want to give a major shout out to the fabulous, amazing, and magnificent (drum roll…) CHICKPEA!  Yes, the chachacha chickpea <—–like the ChiaPet jingle, yes? No?! Ok.  I guess it was funnier in my head.  Most things are, but that’s a whole other post!

 

Stunning Chickpea Facts

  •  Chickpeas lower cholesterol through their great dietary fiber content; nearly 13 grams per cup!
  • Chickpeas promote healthier blood pressure as they are a very low sodium food.  However, be mindful of packaged chickpeas as they tend to have higher concentrations of sodium in their packaging.
  • Chickpeas are a WONDERFUL source of protein — one cup gives you over 14 grams in one go!  That’s like 30% of our total daily value.  They also make a great substitute for ground meats and make soups thicker!
  • Chickedy-peas also contain the essential amino acid Lysine.  Lysine helps the body absorb calcium, convert fat into energy, make collagen, encourage growth and maintain low cholesterol levels.  The recommended amount of Lysine is 12 mg per kilogram (or 2.2 lbs) of body weight. Ex. A 140-pound person would require 764mg daily   (140 / 2.2 x 12 = 763.63 or 764) (FYI, there’s 486mg in every 1/2 cup of chickpeas!)

Super Healthy Edible Cookie Dough

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This recipe is #DELICIOUS and also packed with protein, fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants.  I’m not suggesting you should eat the whole bowl in one sitting (I may have …with some help), but the good news is you can keep this in the fridge for several days so you can keep the party going.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Super Healthy Edible Cookie Dough
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Recipe type: Vegetarian (Easy)
Cuisine: Dessert
Serves: Approx 5 Servings
 
Spin on traditional cookie dough. It's egg free and packed with chickpeas and nut butter for extra protein and fiber!
Ingredients
  • 1.5 Cups of chickpeas (approximately one can - if you're using canned, be sure to rinse them thoroughly!)
  • ⅓ Cup of peanut butter (or your favorite nut butter)
  • 2 Tbsp of Honey (you can also use maple syrup or any other natural sweetener you prefer)
  • One tsp of vanilla extract (I used almond extract as well, but it's not necessary!)
  • ¼ Cup of dark chocolate chips (you can use more if you like, or substitute for carob)
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Place chickpeas, nut butter, honey, vanilla, and salt in your food processor (or blender) and mix until it's at a consistency YOU like. (I like my cookie dough sticky, so mine is a chunkier texture, but keep blending until it's at a consistency you prefer!)
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips
  3. ENJOY!
Notes
The mixture should last up to 3 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 TBSP Calories: 146 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 20g Fiber: 7g Protein: 5g
I made this for the first time last Saturday night, and my hubby and I couldn’t get enough of it.  I didn’t give Luke much of a chance to eat it; I was blown away by how much it satisfied my (decade long) fantasies of buying and devouring a tube of raw cookie dough.

magical.

What’s your favorite healthy dessert?

Do you love chickpeas?

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12 Comments

  1. April 15, 2015 / 2:42 pm

    Okay, this looks so easy – I definitely need to try! 🙂 I saw you mention this in a comment the other day and I was like “whaaaa” =)

    • Erin
      Author
      April 15, 2015 / 3:31 pm

      It’s REALLY addicting! I might make half as much next time! #SelfControl

  2. April 15, 2015 / 3:07 pm

    Now I have to make this bc I am intrigued at how much it really tastes like cookie dough. If your claims are true then I will bow down to the master.

    • Erin
      Author
      April 15, 2015 / 3:34 pm

      It’s really tasty! You could totally use your fancy amaretto almond butter in it too. I hope it doesn’t disappoint! 🙂

  3. April 16, 2015 / 12:23 am

    Ahhh this looks so good! I’ve been meaning to make this for a while – been having too much real cookie dough in the mean time!

    • Erin
      Author
      April 16, 2015 / 5:42 am

      I have also been overdoing it with the cookie dough and cookie butter so I was totally needing to find a healthier alternative. It’s so yummy! Chickpeas are really where it’s at. I mean on their own they are fantastic but falafels, hummus, AND cookie dough? 🙂 Thanks for visiting, Beverley!

  4. April 16, 2015 / 5:02 am

    I’ve never made Cookie Dough before Erin, mainly because I’ve never really been keen on the recipes I’ve seen. But I love yours because it’s got chickpeas in it! So pinned for future. Thanks!

    Hope you are doing ok! Just catching up on all my blog reading. 😀

    If you’re thinking about a gym to join, btw, Lynne and I are members of the Glasgow gyms and use the Hollyrood and Gorbals one’s (membership of one entitles you to all). They are ok, have good facilities and are reasonably priced. They always advertise for personal trainers too, I’m not sure if that’s your thing though? 🙂

    • Erin
      Author
      April 16, 2015 / 5:52 am

      It’s really yummy — it doesn’t look quite as good from my photos as one of your desserts does, but it’s good lol. Chickpeas are just magic!

      I’m doing well, I have just been getting my footing and feeling a little home sick at times. Part of my problem is that I don’t even really know what I want to do, because I’ve worked in so many different industries (including fitness) that it makes it tough to just narrow it down. I know I need to just be positive and put it out into the universe and the answer will come.

      I do see signs for the Glasgow Gym all over. I might join up with Future Fitness just near me, because I’d love to possibly teach Spinning classes there. I MISS IT. I told my husband I might need to buy a bike for the flat, because I feel lost inside without Spinning at least 4 days a week!

      Thanks for checking in and the tips, Neil! Hope your new job and course are going well! 🙂

  5. April 18, 2015 / 10:38 am

    My mum used to tell me off for trying all the doughs and cake mixtures I was trying when I was small (before they were baked of course). Well, now, I’m going to eat that dough all day long! 🙂

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    • Erin
      Author
      April 18, 2015 / 1:13 pm

      I know what you mean, Joanna! I’m seriously already addicted to the chickpea cookie dough — it is so delightful. I also love that you can cater it to your liking (different nut butters, extracts, chocolates). Thanks so much for visiting; I love your blog! 🙂

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