Thursday, June 14, 2012

Melty, Delicious Chocolate Chip Cookies (that are healthy)

I have been eyeballing a recipe that I found on Pinterest for some time now. It is a healthy chocolate chip cookie recipe, similar to my favorite Brownie Batter recipe in that is uses chickpeas, but this one is sweetened with honey instead of dates. Also, it is cooked so they are actually cookies and not just the dough.

When I got to my first period class this morning I couldn't figure out why one other girl and I were the only two people there. We soon realized, thanks to the technology of an iPhone, that class had been cancelled. In celebration I decided to make this cookie recipe!

They were/are AMAZING. They didn't taste like "healthy" chocolate chip cookies at all. I got them from Texanerin Baking from this post here.

MMM... I want to go in the kitchen and grab one more right now :)

The Ingredients:
1 and 1/4 c. Canned, Drained Chickpeas
2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
1/2 c. and 2 tbsp. Peanut Butter
1/4 c. Honey
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 c. Chocolate Chips (if they are grain-sweetened, then this recipe is "clean")

I put all the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) in my food processor and processed till very smooth. Then I mixed in the chocolate chips and spooned them on to a non-stick baking pan. I cooked them for 10 minutes and then ate one fresh from the oven!

In order for them not to break, you'll need to let them cool before taking them off the tray.

The original creator of this recipe said that she didn't like them cold, but honestly I thought they were just as good cold. Maybe it is because I am used to "healthy" desserts, but my roommates agreed with me as well.

Melty, chocolately, gooey cookies. I think I succeeded in canceling out any cardio that I did this morning...

... But it was so worth it. :)

This morning's workout:

Incline Chest Press x12, 10, 8
Narrow Grip Bench Press 3x8
Barbell Shoulder Split Press 3x12
Dumbbell Row 3x8/arm
Reverse Pushup 3x10
Bicep Curl 3x10
Ab Leg Raises 3x20

2 minute incline walking, 2 minute hard run, 1 minute recovery (repeated 3 times total)

That's all for today. I look forward to going to dinner with my friend Kate :) Have a good Thursday!!


  1. Can you please come be our live-in cook/baker?
    xo Jamie

    1. Haha!! I would love to :) You HAVE to make these. They are the real deal. divine! Sadly there is only like 3 left already haha!

  2. Wow!!! These look soooo amazing! I want to go make them ASAP!

    1. Oh you need to! They were divine. I think I'm going to have to make them again soon!

  3. OMG these look soooo gooood. Don't look like there were chickpeas in them!

  4. Which food processor do you use, btw? Can you recommend it, and do you remember the price? Thanks :)

    1. Oh I am sorry I honestly have no idea! It is totally ancient and it was my mom's! I am in need of a new one!!

  5. They look so delicious! Just can't decide if I would actually be able to mentally get over what's in them - haha!

    1. These really do taste like regular cookies. I adore them. haha

    2. Well, I am going to put you to work in July and see if you can win me over to these healthy snacks of yours. =)

  6. You're killing me with your delicious recipes :)

  7. I made these! VERY yummy and soft, mmm... I added some dark cocoa powder and coconut flakes to half the batch, and even though the original version is super delicious, I might have even liked the adapted cookie better! But as I said, they were both just divine and this recipe is so great :-) The chickpeas don't come through AT ALL in the taste, they just give a nice soft texture. It's also great that there are so few ingredients in the recipe, so it's very easy and convenient. I actually had already all the ingredients in my kitchen, so I didn't even have to go to the store to make these!

    1. I know I couldn't believe that you can't taste the chickpeas at all!! and mmm adding dark cocoa powder and coconut flakes sounds divine!!