Jessica Seinfeld. She’s famous for putting unexpected ingredients into our everyday meals and having them taste superb. In her book Deceptively Delicious, one of her most popular recipes among readers are her brownies with broccoli mixed into the batter. Sounds absolutely, totally disgusting right? But I promise you, you can’t even taste them! I read a blog post awhile back from Work It Mom, where she had mentioned her experiment with Jessica Seinfeld. Then, a friend of mine told me she tried making these cookies, PACKED with protein and fiber and I knew I immediately needed to try them. I however, made a few adjustments to Jessica Seinfeld’s recipe. The secret ingredient? Hint: its a vegetable….
Can you guess what it ?…………….
Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)!!!!!!!!
Warning: you may experience a sense of guilt because your taste buds and your brain will tell you that you’re indulging in real chocolate chip cookies. But rest assured, they’re GOOD or you.
These are GREAT if you have a couple of picker eaters on your hand. My aunt as three little boys and she’s always complaining that its near to impossible to get them to eat there veggies. In fact, she claims that its hard to get them to eat anything besides sweets (i.e. brownies, cookies, candy, etc). I can’t wait to tell her about this recipe so that she’ll sleep better knowing that she’s giving her kids cookies packed with wholesome ingredients. I seriously LOVE this dessert…the garbanzo beans gives it a creamy, almost peanut buttery taste and texture.
CCCC(P): Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
Recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie (she has some FANTASTIC recipes for all you cursed with a sweet tooth)! I substituted her canola oil with coconut oil and reduced the amount of brown sugar.
- 2 cans white beans or garbanzos (drained and rinsed)
- 1 cup quick oats
- 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 and 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips (carob/cacao chips would be a healthier alternative)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Blend everything (except the chocolate chips) very well in a food processor (blender will work too)
- Pour batter into a large bowl and mix in the chocolate chips.
- Pour the batter into a non-stick/well-greased circle pie pan (I used a 10in diameter pan)
- Stick your finger in the batter and taste it (it’s 100% vegan which means 100% safe to eat). Its DELICIOUS!
- Bake for ~30- minutes. Remove from oven and allow it to cool for ~15 minutes.
- For Dessert: Serve it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side
- For Breakfast: Enjoy it in the morning (it’s delicious warm AND cold) served it with fresh fruit or frozen fruit(I topped mine with frozen fruit microwaved in the oven to make a natural syrup)
- With Greek yogurt: Crumble some of the cookie on top of greek yogurt and enjoy!