Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookies - Gluten Free

I love making desserts using beans! They taste amazing and even allow me to have dessert for dinner if I choose. How's it get any better than that? :0) These cookies are chewy, moist and healthy enough to eat all of them in one setting without guilt or sugar highs! LOL!

Want canned beans without the funky aftertaste? Try Eden Organics beans! They taste so much better than any other brand I have tried and don't leave that weird aftertaste that you can get with canned beans. Even compared to other organic canned bean brands, I still notice a difference. Their cans are BPA free so I wonder if the different can lining is the difference here. Let me know if you have any thoughts here! Also, what's your favorite canned food brand?

Also, check out my Black Bean Banana Brownies....YUMMO!


Ingredients:

2 cans Eden Organic Garbanzo Beans
1 cup Old Fashioned Gluten Free Oats
1 cups organic apple sauce (apples are on the dirty dozen list, use organic here!)
4 tablespoons unsalted organic butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (make your own!)
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons aluminum free baking powder
1/2 teaspoons sea salt
Sweetener of your choice - 1 teaspoon pure white stevia powder PLUS 1 additional cup applesauce or 1/2 - 1 cup of the following: raw honey, agave, maple syrup or sucanat
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Directions:

Preheat oven 350 degrees.
Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor and process until very smooth. I ran mine for about two minutes. Add chocolate chips and pulse three or four times until just incorporated. Using a rounded tablespoon, drop the cookies onto a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheets about 1 inch apart. Bake about 15 minutes or until the cookies are slightly browned and no longer look wet in the center. Rotate pans halfway through. Cool before eating! :)

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3 comments:

greenhorn gourmande said...

I've been seeing a lot of desserts with beans lately, I'll definitely have to give this a try.

Asian-spice mix said...

I love garbanzo bean/chick pea,but never use for sweet /dessert,I use often for Humus,great idea gluten-free dessert recipe,thanks for sharing :)
Ridwan

Claudia said...

This is the second post I've seen using beans in sweets and I love them all. I also use the organic beans - and they are widely on sale this month! (Yay) Yay for healthy cookies - 'tis the season to not indulge.