Chocolate Chip Protein Cookie Dough

the protein is from the chickpeas. Although please don’t be put off. Read on….

A guilt free cookie dough which is free from gluten, dairy, egg and refined sugars. I bet you can’t believe it! So what is it actually made of you may wonder..

This cookie dough is quick and easy to make. It is naturally sweetened by dates. Eat straight out of the bowl with a spoon, smear onto biscuits,rice cakes and bananas, or dip with strawberries. The possibilities are endless.

You only need 5 ingredients, and the dough texture comes from a can of chickpeas funnily enough. Which also means this cookie dough is high in protein and fibre. Basically healthy! If you’re serving this to a fussy eater do me a favour and don’t tell them what it’s made of until they’ve tried it. They’ll be in utter disbelief. You might want to keep the can from the chickpeas for proof.

takes approx. 20 minutes

Ingredients
1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
100g of dates (soaked in boiling water for 15 minutes)
75g almond butter (feel free to swap for peanut butter)
45g dark chocolate chips (I use the Aldi ones, they’re dairy free!)
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Method
1. Soak your dates in boiling water for 15 minutes.
2. Place your drained dates in a food processor and blitz until a paste starts to form. You might need to scrape down the sides of your food processor should it not be high power!
3. Add your chickpeas, almond butter and vanilla extract and blitz again until a smooth dough forms.
4. Empty into a bowl and fold in your chocolate chips.

Notes
Store in an airtight container in the fridge and consume within 3 days.

Enjoy! – share and tag your creations with me on Instagram @whatluceeats

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