The Pin Junkie: Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Skinny Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

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.

http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2012/11/single-serve-eggless-chocolate-chip.html


 Inspired by this pin for healthy cookie dough

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Looking for more healthy dessert recipes?
How about these!

http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2014/04/healthy-chocolate-peanut-butter-cookies.html


http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/06/healthy-chocolate-chip-cookies.html



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16 comments:

  1. Are you serious? beans? Wow! couldn't tell, amazing! But too afraid to try it out, Nice job!

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  2. Wow! What a neat trick! :)

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  3. Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Your post has been pinned to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board :)

    I love eating raw cookie dough! I might give your eggless recipe a try, thanks!

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    1. I've made the eggless version a few times when I get a craving for chocolate chip cookie dough. It's really good and makes just the right amount!

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  4. Hi, Bonnie! My friend sent me a recipe for cookies made with a similar bean mixture. I was surprised by how good they were, too. Even my kids liked them! :) Pinned and tweeted!

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    1. I'd love to try that recipe! Maybe I can find it on Pinterest.

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  5. Love this topic! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!

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  6. I love cookie dough… I like garbanzo beans… maybe I'll give this a try. Thanks for the honest feedback. I've seen this recipe and everyone raving about it, but what you said sounds about right :)

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    1. It looks like chocolate chip cookie dough, but doesn't quite taste like the real thing. It really wasn't bad though. I ate the whole batch! (Not all at once though!)

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  7. Thank you for linking this unique recipe up at Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop. I appreciate your honesty. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  8. Cookie dough is my weakness! I love that this is a healthier version. I'll be making it soon! Thanks for sharing with Hump Day Happenings.

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  9. Oh, the beans are interesting!! I have tried this once and really was surprised at how tasty they are. I am going to have to give it another go. Thanks!

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  10. I certainly would be skeptical too! Must admit it looks yummy, but I can't even imagine. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. I'm not a bean person, so I don't know if it would be for me, but I wonder if I could pass it off on my kiddos. Anything to get them eating healthier foods, right. Thanks for linking up to Show Me Saturday. Hope to see you there again this week!

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  12. Wow, would have never guessed that garbanzo beans could be used like this! Love it! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  13. This looks great! I have heard of I think it was chickpeas to make chocolate chip cookies so this definitely doesn't surprise me. Yummy way to get the protein of an egg without the fear of salmonella poisoning from eating a raw egg. I love this! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

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