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When I hear the words ‘healthy’ and ‘cookies’ in the same sentence, I usually think “oh here we go again” – a so called ‘healthy’ recipe, which either isn’t that healthy when you look at the ingredients, or it is healthy but tastes pretty awful and nothing like a real cookie. However, this recipe is a complete game changer! For one, the ingredients are wholesome, nutritious and won’t put a dent in your waistline, but most importantly, they taste AMAZING!
I found this recipe online (I’m always on the look out for healthy bakes), and I just had to write about it. I usually try these recipes and they never turn out like the official photo, but these actually look pretty decent! (I made a few changes as I was limited to the ingredients in my cupboard, so feel free to personalise it too!) So, low and behold: refined sugar-free, good-for-you, chocolate chip cookies! (They look pretty good, don’t they?!)
Anyway, here’s the recipe!
1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1/3 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup agave nectar
1tsp baking powder
1tsp vanilla essence
85% dark chocolate (broken into small pieces)
Set your oven at 180c and line a baking tray well. Then, simply blend the chickpeas, peanut butter, honey and baking powder until the mixture is a smooth paste. Stir in the dark chocolate pieces.
Now spoon the mixture onto the baking tray in even mounds (they can be however small or large depending on the size you want your cookies). Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes until golden brown. Make sure you check on them regularly, then remove, let cool and devour!
(Original recipe from zannavandijk.co.uk – there are some awesomely healthy and delicious recipes on there!)
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