Gluten and Dairy Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

November 7, 2013 — 1 Comment

chickpea chocolate chip cookie

These don’t have most of the ingredients that you’d expect from a cookie. No white sugar, no flour, no egg, or oil. But they’re delicious, despite being comprised mostly of… chickpeas.

I know it sounds disgusting, but I tried them myself and was pleasantly surprised by the taste. I knew I needed to get some honest feedback on these so after making a batch I left them out on the counter and went to the gym. While I was out Daniel ate a few and said they were pretty good. He rated them a 7 out of 10, saying that he would have rated them higher, but he expected a trap of some sort. When I quizzed him about the secret ingredient he thought I had thrown in some flax seed (which I do to regular peanut butter cookies).

The Cookie

Credit where credit is due. While I got this particular recipe from a co-worker I’ve seen these floating around on Pinterest for a while now and Texaneran makes claim to the ‘original chickpea chocolate chip cookie’ recipe.  This was my first real attempt at gluten-free cookies and it turned out surprisingly well because the recipe really couldn’t get any easier. None of those expensive gluten-free flour mixes – just a a can of chickpeas, honey, peanut butter, and some chocolate chips.

These cookies dance a fine line between hummus and peanut butter cookies, and the result is a spongy cookie full of peanutbuttery chocolaty goodness. And they’re actually pretty good for you so they’re a great way to satisfy a craving for sweets. What do you think? Will you give it a shot?

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Ingredients
1 cup canned chickpeas (rinse thoroughly and drain)
1/2 cup peanut or other seed butter
1/4 cup honey
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 c. dark chocolate chips

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a food blender. Blend until the mixture comes to a smooth hummus-like consistency.
3.  Add chocolate chips and incorporate them evenly.
4. Spoon dough onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.
5. Bake for 13 minutes, remove from oven and allow to cool.

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