Chocolate Chickpea Cookies (V) (GF)
Let me tell you how I found this amazing but simple recipe. I was sitting down in my kitchen eating only a few pieces of almost over riped pineapple that I had frozen a few days back. I had realized that I would have no food for 5 the next hours until my sister comes home with groceries for tacos. Mind you, I don't come from an all vegan family, and living with my parents, I tend to eat most of the vegetables. And on many occasions, there are times, like this one in particular, where I just don't have a proper meal to feed myself with.
This is a good and a bad thing. A bad thing because I'm well, I'm always hungry. Haha. That was an obvious one. I love nourishment and that's why I love food almost always. Now this is also a good thing because I always find a way to feed myself with limited ingredients. Actually, this is the best way I make up new recipes. It's like a game that I thrive on! Anyway, I was sitting down in my kitchen and I so happened to look down and notice a cardboard box with cans in it. I saw at the very corner of one of them reading, "ans". The rest were condensed milk (meh), but this one was garbanzo beans a.k.a. chickpeas. YES! I jumped in joy, wiggled my booty (in my head) and grabbed my phone to ask my best friend Mr. Google about chickpea cookies. I knew I had chocolate chips and other baking ingredients so I thought I could give it a try. I found this recipe and decided to get my food processor out and start baking!
This recipe I did not make, I just used what was in my pantry and oh my goodness I'm so glad that I had plenty of the Dark Choclate Dreams from Peanut Butter & Co. because I believe this one version is definitely one to try! It's healthy meaning it's much healthier than adding a whole bunch of flour.
Close up is always good...Always. A special type of noms that shouldn't be explained.
Here you go!
Original recipe here
- 1 can of garbanzo beans, drained & patted dry
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of Dark Chocolate Dreams Peanut Butter (use ANY type of nut butter you have)
- 2 tbsp peanut butter (or any nut butter)
- 1/4 cup agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon baking powder (I used Red Mill's GF)
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I usually end up putting more)