No, you aren’t slipping quietly into insanity, that title is correct, cookies made from chickpeas is on the agenda today. But first a bit about how I came to this peculiar and unlikely treat that has since become a household favourite that I can barely go a day without.
Living in London combined with my penchant for delectable food and lack of will power took quite a toll on my body. In eight months I put on almost a stone, my skin was the worst it had ever been and I felt constantly sluggish and blerghhh.
Swapping flexible uni hours for a full time job, moving to London, having very little dollar left over after rent: it was all a big shock to the system. So instead of dealing with this in a sensible way, I spent most of my extra moolah on eating out / takeaways / cupcakes etc.
ANYWAY, ramble ramble ramble. When I got back to Cornwall I like: shit gurrrrrl, sort this out. So I’ve been eating peanut butter, avocado, strawberries, cottage cheese, quinoa…you know, the standard healthy living bullshit. Surprise surprise I feel like a new ladeh, full of beans. And bonus: my skin no longer looks like a hormonal 16-year-old. Awesome.
That said, I still like sweet things. Specifically, hot, gooey, chocolatey things. Hence the chickpea cookie recipe. These are totally guilt free, around 160 cals each and full of goodness!
(I know they have chocolate chips in but they’re still a heck of a lot better for you than a standard cookie chocabloc with processed flour, butter and sugar. So nurrr.)
Hot Chickpea Cookies
I say hot, because a few nutters just make the dough and eat that. I mean whatever. None of my business. Weirdos. Anyway, I like my cookies hot outta the oven. Oh yes.
1 can of chickpeas
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoon vanilla essence
2 tablespoons peanut butter
100g chocolate chips
Pre-heat the oven to 180c and line a baking tray with some baking paper.
Whack everything except the chocolate chips into a mixing bowl and pulverize until you get a smooth consistency. It has to be smooth as a baby’s bottom, you don’t want lumps of chickpeas in your cookies, so get smashing.
Mix in the chocolate chips.
Separate into 8 little balls of cookie dough on your baking tray. I like to squish mine down a bit to give them more of a traditional cookie look.
Shove in the oven for 10 – 15 mins. They should be golden and a little crisp on the top, gooey chocolate is another good sign.
I think these are best eaten hot, so if you don’t want to eat 8 in one sitting then store them in an airtight box and stick them in the microwave / oven when you want them.
So whadyaaa think? Too weird? Passable? Scrumptious?