Pearl's Chocolate chip cookies
Updated: May 5, 2019
My oh my, I think I just fell in love.
And I think my boyfriend just fell in love with me a bit more.. See he is an american boy, and he LOVES his chocolate chip cookies, and I just created this amazing cookie recipe that we ended up making THREE NIGHTS IN A ROW because the cookies were just - THAT GOOD!
This is the real deal
I don't know why I have not tried to master a chocolate chip cookie recipe (the healthy way) before. But better late than never - here it is the Healthy chocolate chip cookies that your belly will love! (yup love) because guess what, they have A BUNCH of nutrition (and protein) because the secret ingredient is... wait for it..... CHICKPEAS (say whaat!?). I know I know, it does not sound tempting to try. I have been thinking the exact same way about this whole "baking with chickpeas" idea for ages, because we all know they don't smell so good, and their taste is pretty strong.. so why would we put them in something so delicious as chocolate chip cookies? But I don't know how, but in some miraculous way the chickpea taste becomes really subtle, and brings a lovely nutty flavor to the cookie and a PERFECT consistency. Just try it, I'm telling you. You can thank me later.
Let's move on to the recipe shall we (which is by the way, super quick to make!)
Oven: 175c° / 350f
Baking time: 14-18 min ( watch your cookies closely until they are perfectly golden, slightly dry on the edges but the rest is going to be relatively soft). Ps. I add the chocolate AFTER they are done baking (when they are still warm) and then I put them n the fridge or freezer to let them sit and become really firm. ( But you will quickly find out which method that is your favorite to enjoy these scrumptious cookies).
Chocolate chip cookies
2 dl chickpeas (0,85 cups)
3 big tbsp coconut oil (melted)
5 tbsp maple syrup (pure)
3 dl oat flour (1,2 cups) (ps: It's super easy to make oat flour at home. Just grind oat flakes in a food processor on high speed for a few seconds, and there you have it)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda (swedish: matsoda)
Sugar free chocolate of choice.
I make my own chocolate with:
- 4 tbsp cocoa butter
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
-2 tbsp cocoa powder
-2 tbsp maplesyrup and a pinch of salt)
Melt it all together and put it in the freezer to set for about 15 min
Use a food processor. Add the chickpeas, coconut oil, and maple syrup to a food processor and blend until smooth with no chunks.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend. Taste to see if you like the taste, if you think there is too much taste of chickpea - just add some more oat flour (but not to much then it will make the cookies to dry) or some maple syrup. But keep in mind, that these are an HEALTHY option of a chocolate chip cookie, so it's not going to taste like the traditional cookie that you are used too. BUT I think it tastes preeetty amazing! hopefully you will enjoy them as much as I do (and my boyfriend does).
Use a tablespoon to make small scoops of the mixture, spacing them well apart on the baking trays (on baking sheet). This mixture should make about 8-10 cookies Bake for 15-18 mins until they are slightly dry on the edges and soft in the middle.
Chop the chocolate into small fine pieces. When the cookies are done baking, add the chocolate pieces. Press them softly into the cookies, and let the cookies set in the fridge or freezer. Or enjoy them warm with the chocolate melting on top.
ps. I like to make my cookies a bit thicker for this recipe, not superduper thin and super thick... something in between since they are not going to be as crunchy and crispy as traditional cookies. But super duper yummy in there own way.