Many of you have tried chocolate chip chickpea cookies. No one can ever guess that the secret ingredient is chickpeas. You can feed your kids these cookies happily knowing that they have the extra protein of chickpeas, as well as almond butter.
I have a dear friend that I am trying to make healthier treats for. She loves the chocolate chip chickpea cookies. She is also a huge fan of chocolate in general 🙂 She loves these!
I wanted to add more protein as well as healthy fats from avocados. Mix in raw cacao and you add even more protein, magnesium, antioxidants, heart healthy fats as well as other essential minerals.
I’ve been told by many people that these wonderful little cookies have the aroma and flavour of two bite brownies. Not bad for being packed full of good healthy ingredients.
Chocolatey Avocado Chickpea Cookies (Gluten Free/ Vegan/ Grain Free/ Egg Free/ Dairy Free/ Refined Sugar Free/ Nut Free Option)
1 c. cooked, rinsed chickpeas
1/2 c. nut or seed butter for nut free (I have used almond and peanut butters)
2 ripe avocados- pits and skin removed
1/3 c. honey or maple syrup for vegan
2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 c. raw cacao or cocoa
1 1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 c. dairy free chopped dark chocolate (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place all ingredients except dark chocolate into food processor. Pulse until smooth and blended.
Add chocolate if using. Pulse a couple of times until mixed through.
Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Using two teaspoons or a one inch scoop line dough onto cookie sheets leaving approximately one inch between each. Bake for 13-15 minutes for soft cookies and 15-17 for firmer.
Store in a sealed container on counter for up to five days or in the freezer.
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