Monday, September 8, 2014

Who says nutritious can't be delicious? Healthiest back to school cookies

Gluten Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
Makes 18 medium cookies

Are you looking for an easy lunch box treat or healthy after school snack? These protein packed cookies are flourless and guilt free. Yes nutritious can be delicious!

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) or sun butter
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.