Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies!

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Throw some chickpeas in your cookie recipe next time.  This recipe has actually been around for a while.  I got it from Jessica Seinfeld’s cook book on pureed vegetables in everyday cooking and baking.  If you notice the recipe calls for egg whites, omitting the yolks.  This is a great way to cut down on unwanted cholesterol.  Then adding chickpeas is the best part of this recipe, adding fiber and protein.  Hmmm! Yes Please!

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  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light margarine (If you’re naughty like me I used real butter, there’s still a debate weather process fake butter is better for you than real butter, I tend to go for real foods, you decide 🙂
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup walnuts 
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

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Directions

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat a cookie sheet with baking spray.
  2. Beat sugar and margarine until smooth.
  3. Beat in egg whites and vanilla, then add chickpeas and chocolate chips. Add flour, oats, nuts, baking soda and salt.
  4. Drop by tablespoonful onto baking sheet.
  5. Bake 11 to 13 min, until golden brown.

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Happy Baking!!

 

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Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas with Cajun Spices

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The day of Thanksgiving I am always so hungry waiting for the meat to cook.  Here is a simple recipe to have around while you’re waiting.  This snack will control your appetite with out spoiling your dinner.

Try this a day or two prior to Thanksgiving since the oven will be pretty full the day of.

Happy baking!!

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas with Cajun Spices

Depending on your heat tolerance add more or less spices.

  •  2 tsp paprika
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 15-oz cans of low-sodium chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Tbs olive oil Continue reading