Sunday, December 16, 2012

Healthy Gluten Free Treats

Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Makes 18 medium cookies

These protein packed cookies are a perfect holiday treat. They are loaded with super foods like nut butter, flax seeds and chickpeas, making them both decadent and nutritious

1 ¼ cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
½ cup natural peanut butter (make sure there is no oil)
1/4 cup maple syrup
I teaspoon flax seeds
1-teaspoon baking powder
½ cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
2. Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and pulse until smooth.
3.Stir in chocolate chips.
4. With wet hands, form into 1 ½ inch balls. The mixture will be a little sticky. Then press cookies onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
5.Bake for about 10 minutes or until brown.