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Chickpea Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Here are some deliciously healthy cookies your kids will love and they will never suspect there are chickpeas in them! Check out these amazingly delicious Chickpea Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips!

chickpea oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips

Chickpea Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

I always used to make basic monster cookies using plain oatmeal but there is a LOT of sugar in those cookies! Gluten free cookies, yes, but sugar-free they are not. So I started experimenting. I like to use honey where I can, but when you are making cookies, honey tends to make them soft and fall apart. So these still have white sugar, but I was able to cut it in half from the original monster cookie recipe.

Of course, when I made these, I didn’t tell my family what was in them! I told my sister-in-law who promptly said – EW! But seriously, you have to try them before you can say that. Chickpeas have a hint of nuttiness, but other than that, you can’t even tell they are keeping the oatmeal company.

Does chickpea cookie dough taste good?

Yes! It is so delicious but obviously you don’t want to eat it unless it is specifically made for that. For edible Chickpea Cookie Dough try this recipe!

Are oatmeal cookies healthier than chocolate chip?

Oatmeal cookies are still cookies with sugar and butter, but according to Livestrong.com, “Oatmeal cookies contain slightly more fiber, protein and calcium than other cookies.” Also these particular cookies have the added benefit of chickpeas, the amazing nutrition information on which you can read below.

What can I do with chickpeas?

There are SO many ways you can use chickpeas! Cookies are just one way to use them. You can try them in salads, soup and other dishes. Here is a great resource for Deliciously Healthy Chickpea Recipes.


More Chickpea Recipes for Kids!

Easy Kid Friendly Chickpea Cookie Dough Dip
Roasted Chickpeas Snack Recipe – Taco Flavored


Healthy Cookies with Oatmeal, Chickpeas and Chocolate Chips!

 

Here’s the skinny on chickpea health benefits

Diabetes
Because of the high fiber content, diabetics may have improved blood sugar, lipids and insulin levels.

Bone health
Chickpeas contain iron, phosphate, calcium, magnesium, manganese, zinc and vitamin K that contribute to building and maintaining bone structure and strength.

Blood pressure
Chickpeas support heart health because of their high fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B-6 content and lack of cholesterol.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas | Vegan | Gluten Free
Cancer
Selenium helps liver enzyme function, helps detoxify some cancer-causing compounds in the body, and prevents inflammation while decreasing tumor growth rates Chickpeas also contain saponins, which are phytochemicals present in chickpeas, which prevent cancer cells from multiplying and spreading throughout the body.

Cholesterol
Chickpeas lower the amount of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol in the blood.

Inflammation
Choline helps with sleep, muscle movement, learning and memory and helps maintain the structure of cellular membranes and reduces chronic inflammation.

Digestion and regularity
Chickpeas are so high in fiber they help to prevent constipation and promote regularity for a healthy digestive tract.

Chickpea Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

When you are making your cookies with chickpeas, you want to grind them up in a food processor so they they are smooth like peanut butter. If you are using previously dried chickpeas, make sure you soak them overnight and then boil them properly so they can be ground.

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas | Vegan | Gluten Free

 

When you are combining all of the ingredients, the mixure will seem a bit “wet” but I assure you this is normal. The chickpeas help bind the cookies and they are super moist but not limp. They are cakey-cookies, I guess!

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas | Vegan | Gluten Free

 

The cookies will come out this like. Don’t they look delish? I say I make them for the kids, but I eat way too many of them. They are just yummy. So very yummy.

 

Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies with Chickpeas | Vegan | Gluten Free

 

Chickpea Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Chickpea Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Here are some deliciously healthy cookies your kids will love and they will never suspect there are chickpeas in them!

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup honey or sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 12 oz peanut butter
  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

    1. Put chickpeas in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth or the consistency of peanut butter. If not smooth, it will resemble nuts in the cookies, so it's your own preference.


    2. Cream butter and sugar together and add honey. Then add chickpeas, peanut butter and vanilla.


    3. In a separate bowl, combine the salt, baking soda and oatmeal. Add to the chickpea mixture.


    4. Stir in chocolate chips and then scoop onto baking pans.


    5. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Do not overbake. Let stand for about 3 minutes before transferring to wire racks to cool.

Chickpea Oatmeal Cookies

 

What do you think? Would you try chickpeas in your cookies for some extra health benefits?

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Cerys

Monday 8th of January 2018

This was the perfect recipe for my kids and I's sweet tooth as kick of healthy eating in the new year. I never knew chick peas could be used in that way but they were simply delicious. They've now been added to the Mum you must make these again list for teh family.

Sandra

Monday 8th of January 2018

What a GENIUS way to sneak chickpeas into my kid's diet! They never knew the chickpeas were there. Yummy too!

Jill Robbins

Sunday 7th of January 2018

I will admit I was totally skeptical about this one but the chickpeas are definitely the secret sauce! It will just be our secret, though...my kids could flip if they knew there were chickpeas in their cookies. I will be making this one again, though, and everyone gobbled them up!

Denay DeGuzman

Saturday 6th of January 2018

What a fabulous new twist on the standard oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe! In a million years I never would have thought of adding chickpeas to cookies, but hey - it absolutely worked and it was so delicious! I felt much less guilt grubbing down on two yummy oatmeal cookies back to back just knowing they contained healthy ingredients. The only thing I did differently was upping the amount of vanilla to a full teaspoon. Yum!

Miz Helen

Tuesday 18th of April 2017

These are great cookies that we will really enjoy! Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at Full Plate Thursday and come back soon! Miz Helen