I love these cookies. They are so full of protein that I take them out and about with the girls and never feel bad if they eat them all. They sort that “Im hungry’ moments that are often moments. And they are tasty.
If you gave someone one you would never guess what the secret ingredient is. They can be vegan and are totally gluten free. They even have chocolate chips in (this is what you can choose if they are vegan or not). The secret ingredient is no other than chickpea. Yes a can of chickpeas. You can of course make it even healthier and soak and cook the chickepas yourself, but when you are talking about busy lives – I don’t know about you but I ALWAYS forget about my chickpeas and leave them boiling dry to the dismal & sudden sound of fire and smoke alarms where I have not only burnt the chickpeas dry but also ruined a totally decent saucepan. So hence I always use canned chickpeas.
So back to the cookies. These are great, they are literally 5 ingredients mixed together in a processor or you can mash it by hand. For the choc chips, I use broken up bits of Cadburys Chocolate bittons, as I know these are safe for Coelaics but also my local shop sells them As chocolate chips isn’t something I keep in the house or they will be eaten before anything useful is made from them.
So the recipe:
Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 tin chickpeas
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup (165 grams) natural peanut butter
- 1/4 cup (80 grams) honey
- 1 teaspoon baking powder**
- a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn’t have salt in it
- 1/2 cup (90 grams) chocolate chips
- Step 1 1. Preheat Oven to 180 C. Add all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips in a food processor and whiz together.
- Step 2 2 Stir in the chocolate chips so they are evenly thoughout the mix.
- Step 3 3. With slightly damp hands, roll the mix into golf size balls and then press down on the baking tray with 2 fingers to flatten into a cookie shape.
- Step 4 4 Bake for 15 mins.
- Step 5 5. Take them out of the oven and onto a cooling rack.
- Step 6 These are best eaten slightly warm – well actually quite dreamy. They do however keep for a few days in a sealed container.