My friend Liz posted a recipe last night on face book for Garbanzo Bean Cookie Dough Bites and I felt inspired to try something similar. I looked at other sites, such as Chocolate Covered Katie , and thought, " why havent I made this!". I wanted my cookie to have egg in it for sure, because of the cake-like texture it provides. I have also been wanting to make cookies with Quinoa in them, like the ones on my buddy Julia's favorite blog, Two Peas in a Pod.
Here is my version, hubby approved!!!
Chocolate Chip Chick Pea and Quinoa Cookies
15 oz. can chick peas or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
½ cup natural peanut butter
¼ cup agave syrup
2 tsp. vanilla
1/8 tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
1 cup cooked quinoa ( or 1/3 cup quinoa cooked with 2/3 cup water)
¼ cup sucanat, optional ( for a hit more of sweetness)
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350˚F.
|Place chickpeas, peanut butter, agave, egg, vanilla, salt and soda in a food processor.|
|Puree until smooth.|
|Transfer to a bowl and fold in quinoa and chocolate chips.|