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Chickpea Pizookie
February 13, 2018

Submitted by: Darian Kotchorek (2nd year Nutrition Student)

With Valentine's day quickly approaching, I thought it was time to experiment in the kitchen for some "better-for-you" desserts. After revisiting Courtney's recipe for Black Bean Brownies and alternative ways we can satisfy our sweet tooth, chickpeas seemed to be the answer. If we can make black beans into something sweet, why not take another nutritious item and reinvent it!

Chickpeas are a powerhouse legume packed with fibre and protein. They are loaded with micronutrients as well - 1 cup of chickpeas has over 25% of your daily iron requirement which can be great if your struggling to find foods rich in iron or don’t enjoy eating red meats.

The Chickpea Pizookie is free of dairy or flour and are naturally gluten-free. If you are looking for healthier alternatives to enjoy your favourite desserts, these blondies did it for me, and they are roomate approved! They keep for 3-5 days covered (although mine didn’t last that long) but are delicious frozen as well for a quick grab!

 

Yields:

16 Servings

Calories:
82
Fibre:
1g

Nutrition Facts

 

 

Protein: 3g

 

Fat: 4g

 

Carbohydrates: 8g

Ingredients:

  • 540mL can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • ½ cup natural peanut butter (120g) 
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (85g) *or other sweetener
  • 2 tablespoons (30g) dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor or blender and mix until well combined and a creamy texture.
  2. Scoop the batter into an 8x8 pan sprinkling the chocolate chips on top.
  3. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20-25 minutes.
  4. Let cool and slice into 16 pieces.

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