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Choc chip cookies


Choc chip (Chick pea) cookies

Choc chip (Chick pea) cookies

It is so remiss of me not to have this on the blog, given how often we make them. I kind of thought everyone knew of this recipe – I can’t claim it as mine because it is ALL over internet land. But it turns out not everyone does!

So quick, I better post this so we can spread it even further around internet land. It really is a healthy, nutritious take on an age-old favourite. And I make double the recipe now because they disappear too quickly!


2x 400g tins chick peas, rinsed and drained

1 cup peanut butter (100% peanuts )*

1/2 cup brown rice syrup

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

2 rows dark chocolate, chopped

Blend all ingredients except dark chocolate together in a food processor (I do the chick peas first then add the rest). Then stir through dark chocolate pieces.

The mixture will be sticky but I still roll into a ball and press flat onto baking paper on a tray. Alternatively you can just “drop” teaspoons onto the paper. Whatever shape they are on the baking tray is what they will remain (they don’t grow or flatten with cooking).

Bake at 180 deg C for 15 minutes or until browning.

* As always i recommend 100% peanuts for your peanut butter. FYI, the health food shop I go to has  a peanut butter machine – you bring a bucket, and pull the handle, and it will grind the peanuts into peanut butter straight into your bucket. It’s brilliant! Check out if yours does it too?


Author: Rah

5 thoughts on “Choc chip cookies

  1. Love love love the photo. Do u think it would work if use almond or cashew paste? Peanut allergy!

    • Yes I was thinking it wouldn’t be great for you. I think either will work – it could just be a taste thing. Add more vanilla, or even some cacao/carob powder to help disguise the chick pea taste I would suggest!

  2. What size can of chick peas? These look really good – will certainly give them a try! Thanks for posting 🙂

  3. Brilliant! I love that you’ve used chickpeas.. I have to give this a go soon! 🙂

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