You may know them as chickpeas or garbanzo beans, but whatever you choose to call them, these legumes can add a big punch of nutrition to your recipes. But you don’t have to limit those recipes to savory ones. Mariah Reil has a Masters of Science Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science. She’s here to show us a chickpea recipe that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Chickpea ‘Cookie’ Dough
-1 ½ cups cooked chickpeas (or 1 can, drained and rinsed)
-1/2 cup peanut butter
-1 tbsp quick oats
-¼ cup honey
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 cup chocolate chips (dark or semisweet)
- In a food processor, combine all ingredients except chocolate chips. Press the ‘puree’ or pulse button for 2-3 minutes or until totally smooth. Scrape down the sides of the processor as needed.
- Transfer into a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips. Enjoy with pretzels, fruit, or just with a spoon! Store in the fridge.