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Cookie Dough…made out of Chic Peas

I thought it was weird too when my friend Alyssa brought it up, BUTTT it’s actually pretty darn delicious. Plus if you accidentally eat as much as you would with real cookie dough, you’re getting so many nutrients, like protein, folate, iron, and fiber, which can fill you up and help your digestion.

Just be aware that this is NOT necessarily a low calorie snack. Hell, it’s basically has the same caloric content, but less sugar. I justify it because this version contains only whole foods, nothing processed (except technically the peanut butter + chocolate chips).

  1. 1 1/2 cups or 1 can of cooked chickpeas, drained and rinsed well

  2. 1/8 tsp plus 1/16 tsp salt

  3. 1/8 tsp baking soda

  4. 2 tsp pure vanilla extract

  5. 1/4 cup nut butter of choice—I used Peanut butter which will give the dough a peanut butter flavor

  6. 2-3 tbsp oats or flax meal

  7. Up to 1/4 cup milk of choice, only if needed

  8. 4-6 dates (I actually made my first version with only 3 dates and it was pretty good)

  9. 1/3 cup chocolate chips or sugar free chocolate chips

  10. Put all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) into a food processor and blend until smooth. This may take a bit of time.

  11. Stir in the chocolate Chips

  12. Enjoy!

I adapted this recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie.

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe/Calories 400 Carb 83g/Fiber 9g/Sugar 36g/Fat 14g/Protein 20 g

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