It’s 9pm and I’m sitting down. My lunch is prepped, and my breakfast is ready to be buzzed in the microwave at 7am and transferred to a keep cup for the trip to work. My work clothes have almost finished in the dryer, the dishes are done and I’ve replied to all my emails. I even cleaned the bathroom. I have nothing urgent left to do today. I have been flat out for the past week, and as I look at the month ahead I’m trying to work out when I can move out, where I can move out too and when I can clean this unit I’m in. Oh, and what on earth I’m going to wear to Graduation on Thursday (hooray!). I was considering nothing, but after a quick stalk of past graduations, it seems that the gown for a Masters degree has a clear split in the front. Not ideal at all. Now I’m trying to work out what colour goes with pale blue.. Far too many decisions to make.
So for now, with another hour before I need to pop to bed, I’m writing a quick post, drinking a cup of peppermint tea and eating a chickpea & PB cookie.
Yeah, chickpeas. I came across a recipe the other day, and I have made chickpea brownies before which were okay. With the addition of PB, choc chips and caramel chunks, the recipe certainly was enticing. The use of chickpeas rather than flour sung to my dietitian heart also. I love healthier kitchen experiments.
But let’s be honest here. They don’t contain flour or butter. Nor brown sugar either. And they contain chickpeas.
So they look like a cookie. They bake like a cookie, and the smell from the oven resembled a cookie. And look, the dough was also pretty edible too. But the taste and texture? Not quite a cookie. Don’t get me wrong. I still really like them. It’s just that we’d be fooling ourselves if we think it’s as good as a cookie (It’s a bit like the slim pasta spaghetti. That ain’t pasta.)
Now for the recipe..
Chickpea & Peanut butter cookies.
(recipe adapted from Loving Earth)
1 can of chickpeas, rinsed & drained.
1/2 cup peanut butter (I used mayver’s cacao peanut butter)
1/3 cup honey
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Sprinkle of sea salt
1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees. Line baking tray with baking paper.
2. Using a bar mix or food processor, combine all ingredients except the choc chips. Blend until very smooth.
3. Fold in choc chips. Roll into balls & flatten cookies with fork. Bake for approximately 10 minutes.
Let me know what you think!