Yes, Cookie Dough Can Be Healthy, Here's How

We already know you love hummus, but have you thought about making cookie dough out of chickpeas?
Cookie dough


This could be your perfect weight-loss treat

You may have never thought about making cookie dough with garbanzo beans, but this recipe is sure to change your mind. Chickpeas give you so much more than hummus or a delicious salad topping. If you can’t stop craving cookies, or cookie dough for that matter, this recipe is a satisfying and healthy treat.

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Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, with a whopping 15 grams of protein per cup. They also happen to be a rich source of dietary fiber, which can help control your blood sugar levels and slow down digestion. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, and can be used as a dip or on its own. Whether or not you choose to make it in the oven, this recipe is perfect for a raw snack. How do we make this delicious creation? Simply combine chickpeas, peanut butter, and honey in a blender until the mixture is smooth. Once it is made, you can transfer it to a bowl and add vegan chocolate chips. You can store it in the refrigerator to keep as a snack for a few days or you can freeze it for later!


The accompanying slideshow is provided by special contributor Jessica Chou.