One day I was craving cookie dough and decided there must be a healthier way to make it.
Introducing CHICKPEA cookie dough!
What’s there not to love: less sugar, high protein, cheaper, and so versatile! The next day, after making the cookie dough, I wanted pancakes (because that’s my go to breakfast on Sundays) and decided COOKIE DOUGH PANCAKES! I’ll show you the recipe for the chickpea cookie dough below and if you want to add it to your favorite pancake recipe you can do that too, just like I did! Trust me, you won’t be sorry you did!
The Food Processor
The first time I made the chickpea cookie dough recipe, I definitely over blended it so I would suggest using the pulse feature on your food processor. I own the Kitchen Aid food processor which has this incredible feature. My mom gifted this to me last Christmas and I never imagined I’d be using it as much as I currently do. Model KFP1133, which is the type I own, includes 11-cup work bowl, 3-cup work bowl, adjustable slicing disc, reversible shredding disc, multipurpose blade, multipurpose blade for 3-cup work bowl, dough blade, and a storage case. The various blade options come in handy more than you’d think. I used to spend so much time chopping and slicing veggies and now I use the reversible shredding disc to do that for me!
I will link my favorite food processor here! Here at A Healthy Profit, we believe in value based spending. This means spending money on items that will bring value to your life more than just short term happiness. When I’m home, I spend most of my time in the kitchen and obviously enjoy cooking and baking. Even though this was gifted to me, I would have bought it for myself eventually because it’s a quality product that will last me a very long time and will allow me to be more efficient in the kitchen.
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- 1 can chickpeas
- pinch of sea salt
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup almond butter
- 3 TBSP almond milk
- 3 TBSP coconut sugar
- 4 TBSP vanilla protein powder
- 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
- Combine all the ingredients above except for the chocolate chips to a food processor. Blend just until cookie dough consistency is met.
- Make your favorite plain pancake recipe and add 1/4 cup of the cookie dough to the batter.
I do a lot of my grocery shopping at Walmart because after comparing prices, their grocery prices just can’t be beat. I don’t personally love their produce so I typically only buy my non-perishables there.
- Walmart chickpeas are $0.58 per can.
- Stop n Shop 16 oz. almond butter is $8.59 which is slightly below average. This recipe only uses $1.15 worth of almond butter.
- Walmart unsweetened almond milk is $1.82 which is an excellent price. The entire cookie dough recipe only calls for about $0.04 of milk
- I love BetterBody Foods Organic Coconut Palm Sugar. 1.5 lbs of it only costs $4.44 from Walmart. This recipe uses $0.07. You can purchase this coconut sugar here.
- I use Amazons brand of protein powder. It does not have the chalky taste like most other protein powders I have tried. It costs $1 per serving which is very much reasonable for a high quality protein. You can purchase my favorite Amazon protein, here.
- I happened to buy the brand name of dark chocolate chips last time I was shopping. I hardly ever do this though! Pro tip: look at the ingredient label. The store brand often uses the exact same ingredients that a store brand uses. In any event, the chocolate was $2.48 and this recipe used $0.50
The chickpea cookie dough recipe makes about 3 cups for a total of $3.34!
What to Pair with the Chickpea Cookie Dough
I promise, this cookie dough tastes delicious on it’s own but I totally agree that it’s fun to pair something with it.
Cookie dough pancakes were a HUGE HIT on my Instagram. I used Bob’s Red Mill gluten free fluffy pancake recipe and simply added 1/4 cup of my cookie dough to the recipe. You can purchase Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 flour here.
If you end of making the pancakes just as I did here are the MACROS per serving (the pancake recipe makes 8 pancakes)
- Calories: 135
- Fat: 4g
- Carbs: 20g
- Protein: 4g
If you want to learn more about what are macros, how to count macros, and how macros can help you attain your fitness goals, read my blog post, here.
This chickpea cookie dough recipe can also be paired with graham crackers and served as an appetizer or dessert at your next party. If you like to make ice cream sundaes, feel free to use this creamy cookie dough as a topping to your ice cream! A personal favorite of mine is to make cookie sandwiches with it – double trouble!!! Take 2 chocolate chip cookies and add a dollop of cookie dough to the middle to make a sandwich!
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