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!
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:
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!
Super Healthy Edible Cookie Dough #healthytreats #glutenfree #flourfree #superfoodcookie @beetsperminute
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
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.
- 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
- 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!)
- Stir in the chocolate chips
What’s your favorite healthy dessert?
Do you love chickpeas?