These cookies are healthy, but give regular fatty refined sugar cookies a run for their money! Here is yet another flour-less vegan recipe that doesn’t contain any oil, refined sugar, or butter for all of you healthy bunnies that want a little something to indulge in. It’s cookie time!
(Makes 24 cookies)
– 1 15oz can of chickpeas
– 1 + 1/4 cup pitted medjool dates
– 1/2 cup water
– 1/3 cup chocolate chips (of your choice, you could use carob chips for a vegan option)
– 3 Tbs almond butter
– 2 Tbsp rolled oats
– 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
– 1/8 tsp salt
– 3/4 tsp baking powder
– 1/8 tsp baking soda
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Remove pits from the dates and place in a bowl or jar with 1/2 cup of water. Cover the bowl or jar and let it sit in the refrigerator for at least 8 hours (or overnight). Strain and rinse the chickpeas. After dates have soaked, combine the chickpeas, dates (including their soaking liquid), almond butter, oats, vanilla, salt, baking powder, and baking soda in a food processor, excluding the chocolate chips. Blend until smooth, scraping down the sides with a spatula as needed. Remove dough from the for processor and gently mix in the chocolate chips. Lightly coat a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray, or line with parchment paper. Scoop the dough into 1 inch balls and place on the cookie sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes until cookies are firm in the center. Remove from oven and let cool.