Chickpea, Pumpkin and Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 20 cookies

Looking for a sweet surprise? Try recipes for baked goods that use chickpeas - not only will they satisfy your sweet tooth, they're filled with protein, so they'll keep you full 'til it's time for your next meal. Pumpkin purée marries beautifully with the warm, comforting flavors of cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. Between the chickpeas and pumpkin, these cookies are an excellent source of fiber, iron and protein, as well as a good amount of calcium and vitamin C!
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How it's Made:

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup of pumpkin purée or puréed squash of your choice (made from 6 large chunks of pumpkin or squash)
  • 1/3 cup of raw almonds
  • 1 cup of cooked, drained and rinsed chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups of spelt flour or all-purpose gluten-free flour
  • 1 tablespoon of baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon of ground cardamom
  • 1 pinch of sea salt
  • 3/4 cup of raw 70% dark chocolate chunks

Directions

  1. Boil the cubes of pumpkin or squash in water for about 15 to 20 minutes, until you can easily mash them with a fork. Set aside 1/2 cup of the purée. 
  2. Ground the almonds in the food processor until you have a fine powder. Add the pumpkin or squash cubes, chickpeas, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla. Mix and transfer to a large bowl. 
  3. In a medium bowl, mix the spelt flour, the spices, the baking powder and the sea salt. Pour the dry ingredients in the wet one and mix well. Add the chocolate chunks. 
  4. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Drop the cookie dough by the spoonful onto a baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes. 
  5. Remove from baking sheet and let cool on a cooling rack.
Emilie Gaillet
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Emilie Gaillet

Emilie creates healthy, and tasty recipes for PRANA as well as her own blog, Murmures. Her passion lies in the creation of recipes - from the chopping and stirring to the presentation and styling of her dishes.

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