When I saw this pin for a healthy version of chocolate chip cookie dough made with garbanzo beans, I was skeptical, but also curious. How in the world could you possibly make garbanzo beans taste like cookie dough? That's right - garbanzo beans are the secret ingredient for this skinny chocolate chip cookie dough recipe. My curiosity was stronger than my skepticism and I decided to try it. This recipe is skinny because there is no butter or eggs and very little sugar as compared to regular cookie dough.
I made the mistake of making this while Mr. Pin Junkie and Pin Junkie Jr. were around. They saw what went in it and as a result absolutely refused to taste it. I have been able to get them to try other healthy dessert recipes in the past, but not this one.
If you're in the mood for some chocolate chip cookie dough, but not the fat and calories, you're going to have to seriously work for it. You have to spend a lot of time mixing this concoction to get it to a smooth consistency! A food processor would probably work better, but since I don't have one, I spent a lot of time with my blender, continuously stopping, starting, and scraping the the edges down.
This skinny chocolate chip cookie dough is actually good (or at least better than I thought it would be) but I'm not going to lie to you. It's not as sweet as typical cookie dough and you can taste the garbanzo beans. It's really not bad though! I recommend putting in extra chocolate chips. (That's what I did.)
You can find the recipe here, but I did a few things differently.
- I added a few extra tablespoons of milk.
- The original recipe doesn't mention this, but be sure to remove the skins from the garbanzo beans before blending them.
If you want cookie dough that tastes like the real thing and only takes minutes to make, try this single serve eggless cookie dough recipe. (sorry about the bad picture, it was one of my very first posts.) It's got tons of butter and sugar (yum!) but no raw eggs and only makes one small serving.
Inspired by this pin for healthy cookie dough
Looking for more healthy dessert recipes?
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How about these!