As the saying goes (kinda), this post is many days late and many dollars short.
Lucky for me, one bonus feature of the recipe is that it’s incredibly wallet-friendly!
Love my warrior angels!
Sara found the inspiration via Pinterest; I found the means via my embarrassingly overstocked and dessert-centric pantry.
We sampled and tweaked, and I made some adjustments based on past experimentation.
Turns out, when it comes to the sweet tooth, these two heads are definitely better than one!
The secret ingredient here is chickpeas, and if you haven’t heard of subbing chickpeas in healthy “baked goods” recipes, I implore you to give them a try. When properly rinsed, they provide the perfect neutral palate and texture to emulate traditional dough!
Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
- 1 15oz can garbanzo beans/chickpeas
- 1/3 cup natural peanut butter (you can sub almond or cashew butter)
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda (optional, but this helps it taste like the real deal!)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Empty beans into a colander and rinse VERY thoroughly with cold water. For a smoother final texture, you can de-skin the chickpeas by simply rubbing them and popping off their opaque outer coating. This isn’t crucial, though. Allow water to drain and pat dry with paper towel to remove excess moisture.
Combine all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor, and blend until mixture is completely smooth. Empty into a mixing bowl and add chocolate chips. Stir to incorporate.
The dough tastes pretty incredible fresh outta the machine, but I suggest covering with saran and refrigerating for at least an hour before digging it. The chill removes any tiny lingering hint of chickpeas.
Then marvel as you double…triple…quadruple dip your spoon, until you finally throw a big hunk on top of some vanilla ice cream and really dig in.
If you’re into that kind of thing.
Before I say goodbye, it seems apt to share a picture or two of my current culinary school happenings…since we’ve finally gotten to the baking section!
Recently in class, we converted a bunch of traditional baked goods recipes to healthy, delicious versions of the same. And watcha think I was assigned?
That, my friends, is the dough of a delectable low sugar, 100% spelt, dairy-free Chocolate Chip Cookie! I’ll try to share the recipe soon!
The baked version of this guy is pretty killer, as well .
Have a fantastic day everyone!