This recipe requires one of two things – chronic elbow grease and a sturdy fork to mash and mix the ingredients together, or a food processor, electric or manual, to make light of the hard work. Dave surprised Juz with a Kitchen King Pro on her birthday last year and this tool works wonders at chopping onions, carrots, making salsa and yummy, healthy desserts like Cookie Dough!
As usual, this recipe is simple, delicious, does not require any added sugar and adaptable to everyone’s tastes.
1 can chickpeas, drained
3 tbs honey, golden syrup or maple syrup. You can use stevia if you want.
3 tbs peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
1 tsp of vanilla essence
A pinch of baking powder
Combine all the base ingredients and process until smooth like cookie dough.
Chickpeas are a great source of fibre and have been known to increase satiety when they’re included in your diet. Peanut butter is a good source of protein and heart healthy fat, and is utterly delicious, while natural, unprocessed honey has a variety of health benefits, such as antibacterial and antifungal properties, phytonutrients and antioxidants
Now, you can eat it like this if you want, or you can put it into a pan or muffin tins and bake it. However, you can increase the flavour sensation with these suggestions.
These can be added during or after the creaming, whatever pleases you.
- A handful of dried fruit pieces
- Bailey’s or Kahlua – party time!
- Choc chips – this is a great option if you plan to bake your dough
- Cinnamon – a natural sweetener with a range of health benefits, including blood sugar control and super antioxidant powers
- Crushed biscuit pieces
- Crushed nut pieces
- Overripe banana – a great way to use up squishy bananas. This will make the mixture moister and smack you with some potassium and fibre
- Protein powder – extra flavour and amino acids
- Raw cacao powder – chocolate cookie dough full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals
Stir through and enjoy. You can even spread it on a cracker…