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Healthy & heavenly cookie dough balls

There is no easy or short name for these little nuggets of deliciousness. If you love chocolate chip cookies, and the dough you will LOVE this little gem of a recipe. Again, its super healthy and full of protein. I couldn’t believe the secret ingredient that makes these so good. CHICKPEAS!!! Who would have ever known chickpeas could be used to make cookie dough?

The other thing I loved so much about this recipe is that is was SOOOOO EASY. People always complain that being healthy is so much work. I can confidently say that these were one of the easiest cookie recipes I’ve ever made and WAY easier than regular chocolate chip cookies too.

I hope you loves them as much as we did! Oh ya and the kids… 100% approved, Coco ate 4 and reminded me with each one she doesn’t like chickpeas hahahaha WIN WIN!!!

Prep time: 5 mins

Cook time: 10 mins

Total time: 15 mins

Makes: 15 1″ cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup of chickpeas, drained, rinsed and patted dry
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of almond butter (don’t use the creamy one, just the regular one its more dry)
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup of vegan and dairy free chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients (except chocolate chips) into a blender or food processor
  2. Blend until there are no clumps
  3. add chocolate chips
  4. Mix together with wet hands
  5. Roll into little 1″ balls and set on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for 10 mins on middle rack at 350
  7. NOTE: they do not rise like regular cookies, if you want them to be a bit flatter than a ball, push them down gently to flatten before baking.

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