Gluten Free Cookie Dough
I was craving cookie dough the other day and didn't want to use gluten free flour - so here we are. Chickpea cookie dough! And before you say gross, you cannot even taste the chickpeas. Plus it is healthier than using flour! Plus there is no processed sugar. You could definitely bake these into cookies, just add some baking soda.
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
1/3 cup 60% cacao chocolate chips or cocoa nibs
Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in a paper towel, dry off. If some of the skins start to come off peel them off and discard. (this will help the cookie dough not be as gritty)
Add chickpeas, peanut butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup and cinnamon to a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add the ground chia seeds to the food processor. (to grind chia seeds add them to a coffee bean grinder or a mortar and pestle) Blend until everything is combined.
Add chickpea cookie dough mixture to a small bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips.
*** Can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. ***