Oh boy, do I have a treat for you all today.
Imagine a decadent chocolate chip cookie, perfectly soft and delicious. The chocolate chips are super chocolatey, the texture is rich and comforting, and oh yeah, it’s as big as a pie.
Now imagine that that deep dish cookie pie has no flour, eggs, or butter in it. Dream bubble popped, right? How could that even be possible?
Well my friends today is your lucky day… because I have the key for you right here, all thanks to one humble little legume- the magnificent chick pea!
It turns out that when blended with oats, apple sauce, vanilla and yes, some brown sugar, chickpeas help form a “dough” that is nearly identical in taste and texture to regular cookie dough- and this one is gluten-free and safe to eat right out of the food processor!
I first made this for a Super Bowl party earlier this year, and again this week for a co-worker’s birthday. I can tell you not one single person guessed it was made out of chickpeas- in fact everyone was shocked when I told them after!
If only for the sake of curiosity, you have to try making this cookie pie- and with a recipe and ingredients as simple as these, there’s really no excuse!
- 2 15.5 oz cans of chickpeas
- 1 cup oats (use gf oats to make this recipe gluten-free)
- ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- ½ tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1½ cups brown sugar
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350° F. Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips in a food processor and puree until the mixture is very, very smooth. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour into an oiled pie plate or 10″ springform pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
Thank you to Chocolate-Covered Katie for this amazing recipe! I’ve also tried it by pouring it into ramekins and baking at the same temp and time for individual servings (instead of a whole pie). Either way it’s fantastic!
How easy was that? And I guarantee your friends and family will not know there’s anything healthy in there until you tell them- if my vegetable/all-healthy-foods-hating fiance didn’t notice, yours won’t either 🙂
Happy eating 🙂