Chickpea ‘Cookie Dough’
Yes, that’s right, I’m talking cookie dough made from chickpeas (a.k.a garbanzo beans)! Thanks to an episode of Shark Tank (featuring Delighted by Hummus!, congrats!), I was enlightened by the idea of making a “dessert hummus” myself.
Making a dessert with hummus is a great way to cut processed ingredients out of our favorite desserts!
Actually, this recipe is comprised of only 5 ingredients:
- garbanzo beans
- PB2 (powdered peanut butter)
- 100% pure maple syrup
- vanilla extract
- semisweet chocolate chips
I must admit that I didn’t think that this chickpea-based cookie dough concoction would be something I’d make more than once, but I’m almost always game to trying many odd and unfamiliar foods – and you know what, I actually really dig it! I already am planning my next batch.
This simple 5-ingredient recipe is sure to please (and maybe trick your kids or nieces and nephews!). O.k, enough chatter. I present to you, Chickpea Cookie Dough!
There are a number of chickpea-based cookie dough recipes available online, but I wanted to formulate a low ingredient recipe that was easy and tasty! I've yet to try any other variations, but I really think I nailed it on the head with this one. So simple. So good! Hope you also enjoy,
PULSE chickpeas, PB2, maple syrup, and vanilla extract together in food processor or blender (you want the texture to be a bit chunky, like cookie dough!). Mix in chocolate chips (I folded-in with a silicone spatula). Enjoy with sliced apples, graham crackers, pretzels, or even by spoon!
My favorite way to eat? By the spoon, of course.
One 3 ounce (or 6 tablespoon) serving provides approximately 171 calories, 12 grams protein, 22 grams carbohydrates, and 6 grams total fat.
Nutrition label created via Cronometer
"What is PB2", you ask? Well, if ya didn't already know, it is essentially just roasted peanuts that are pressed to remove the fat and then ground fine to make a powder. This process removes most of the naturally found fats in peanuts, which leaves you with less fat and calories of traditional peanut butter, but maintains that adored peanut butter taste when added to tons of foods! This is great for those trying to watch their overall caloric and/or fat consumption.