Saturday, June 23, 2012

Chickpea Peanut Butter Cookies

In search of a workout snack, I came across these.  They're a no-sugar, no-grain, no-egg recipe, that is high protein and not sweet.  The recipe takes hardly any time to make, and clean up is easy.  The cookies are bite sized, which makes them portable, great for the long walks my group does.  If the no-sugar thing isn't your thing, you could easily sweeten it up with some liquid Stevia, or semi-sweet chocolate chips.  If you have a sweet tooth this is key because the cookies as written are not sweet at all.

Chickpea Peanut Butter Cookies
Makes: about 28 cookies

Ingredients: 
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas, well-rinsed
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup natural peanut butter
1/4 cup almond milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
Directions: 
Drain and wash chickpeas well. Make sure they are well-washed so that the cookie dough doesn’t taste like beans.
Add all the ingredients except chocolate into a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Adjust liquid as needed. Stir in chocolate chunks.
Drop dough by Tablespoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 400F for 15 minutes or until the bottoms are nice and brown.

Enjoy!
Source: Spoonful of Sugar-free.

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