Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough

chickpeas-cookie dough

I recently saw a video recipe on Buzzfeed.com for edible cookie dough, but the proportions seemed off….such as suggesting 2 Tablespoons of vanilla, which would really overpower the flavor profile. So I decided to make some changes to the recipe. I also chose to divide the recipe into thirds to create 3 separate varieties of cookie dough. You may note that these recipes are not very sweet, so feel free to increase the sweetness to your taste.

Ingredients:

1 C. Chickpeas, canned (also know as Garbanzo beans)

1/4 C. Cashew Butter

1 Tbsp. Lakanto sweetener

1-1/2 tsp. Vanilla extract

1/4 C. Chickpea liquid

Directions:

Open can and drain the liquid from the beans.

chickpeas-drained

Rinse beans , place them on a towel and gently rub them to remove their skins.

chickpeas-towel

Place the beans, nut butter, Lakanto, vanilla and chickpea liquid in food processor and blend till smooth.

Remove dough from processor and divide into three bowls. At this point we’ll create three different varieties of cookie dough.

chocolate chip cookie dough

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Add 3 Tbsp. chocolate chips and 3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts. Mix well and enjoy.

cranberry oatmeal cookie dough

Cranberry, Oatmeal, Walnut Cookie Dough

Add 3 Tbsp. GF oats, 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts and 1 Tbsp. dried cranberries. Mix well and enjoy.

chocolate chocolate chip cookie dough

Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Add 1 Tbsp. cacao powder, 1 Tbsp. chopped walnuts, 2 Tbsp. GF oats, 2 Tbsp. chocolate chips. Mix well and enjoy.

 

Here’s another great chickpea recipe you’ll enjoy: Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

 

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