With everyone having so many dietary requirements are you having a more difficult time feeding people? Seriously, going to a potluck almost requires a degree in nutrition nowadays. These easy chocolate chickpea cookies are a decadently moist chocolatey treat that are high fibre, high in protein, gluten free,egg free, vegan and low in sugar making them practically guilt free.
Let’s get right to the recipe shall we?
GUILT FREE COOKIES
Makes 12 cookies
1 can of 19 oz chickpeas drained (540 ml)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup nut butter (I used a brand that was just made with peanuts)
1/2 cup chocolate chips (although carob or other alternatives would work too)
1 tsp cocoa (you could also use cinnamon instead or as well)
8 pitted, dried dates
1 tbsp chia seeds
By whatever means you have blend the chickpeas and dates smooth. I used an immersion hand blender.
Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix until blended
Form neat little balls and push them down onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper so they look like cookies (I found that this recipe did not “melt” into a cookie shape)
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-30 minutes until lightly golden
These cookies do not firm up with cooking, you will need to wait for them to cool. They will be soft but hold together nicely!
Each cookie contains about 7 grams of protein and almost 4 grams of fibre!