Foodie Friday

Healthy Recipe of the Week

Chickpea Cookie Dough

Ingredients

  • 1 can of Chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ cup Creamy Peanut Butter (unsalted recommended)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ½ tablespoons Maple Syrup
  • ½ teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon Ground Chia Seeds
  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate Chips (mini recommended)

Directions

Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place in a paper towel and dry off. Remove any loose skins and discard. Add chickpeas, peanut butter, vanilla extract, maple syrup, and cinnamon to a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add the ground chia seeds to the food processor or high-powered blender. Blend until everything is combined. Add chickpea cookie dough mixture to a small bowl. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Serve immediately or can be stored in the refrigerator for several days.

Reference

YMCA of Greater Seattle. (2021, May 21). Recipe:  Chickpea cookie dough. YMCA of Greater Seattle Blog. https://www.seattleymca.org/blog/recipe-chickpea-cookie-dough

About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering people of all ages (young "kiddos" to the active aging "baby boomers") about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, group exercise instructor, and rehabilitation aide—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, and corporate wellness program facilitation.
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