This post was written by Erin Palinski-Wade
Your eyes are not deceiving you. You read that headline correctly. You can actually make a cookie dough that’s truly safe to eat raw AND offers health benefits! I know it sounds to good to be true, and I will be honest, it’s not 100% like the original. But it is delicious, super easy to make, and you can have it everyday if you really want. That in my book makes it a win!
The best part about this recipe is the chickpea (or garbanzo bean) flour. This bean is packed full of soluble fiber and resistant starch. Soluble fiber has been found to help lower unhealthy LDL-cholesterol levels while resistant starch has been found to potentially offer many health benefits such as a providing you with a slight boost in metabolism. In addition, this starch may even heighten the immune system.
- 1 cup chickpea flour
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp agave
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tbsp stevia
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 2-3 tbsp low-fat milk (you can also use almond or soy milk)
- 3 tbsp mini dark chocolate chips
In a bowl or food processor (I used both when testing this and found the food processor to be much easier, but you can use a bowl as well if you don’t have access to one) mix together the flour, vanilla, agave, salt, syrup, and stevia to form a dough. Add in the milk as needed to moisten the mixture until you get the perfect cookie dough texture. Finally, mix in the chocolate chips and form into balls to eat and enjoy. You can eat right away or store in the fridge for up to one week (or freeze and enjoy for up to 2 months).
Nutrition Facts (per serving): Total Calories: 202 Total Carbs: 33 gm Fiber: 5 gm Protein: 7 gm Fat: 5 gm