HEALTHY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

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Eating a clean and healthy diet doesn’t always mean you have to miss out on the fun stuff. I think a lot of people assume that to be healthy you need to nibble on seeds and nuts and not have a lot of fun in the process. That’s not true! Treating yourself doesn’t have to be a guilt-inducing experience – how many of you stick to a healthy living plan only to fall off the wagon when you feel like a treat? If you’re craving a bit of chocolate or dessert you don’t need to turn to processed, sugar-laden products to get your fix, they often spike your blood sugar and give you insane highs and lows that only make you yo-yo even more and give you a terrible relationship with food. It’s time to get rid of the idea that food is the enemy and start having fun in the kitchen and there’s no better place to start than with these amazing chocolate chip cookies.

I recently discovered a girl that can only be described as a goddess when it comes to healthy living and having fun in the process. Her name is Katie and she writes an amazing site that I really encourage you to check out, you will not regret it. This is one of her recipes and whilst it’s meant to be a deep-dish pie I decided to convert it to smaller cookies this time. There’s a secret and surprising ingredient in these cookies and that’s a good old can of chickpeas (or garbanzo beans for our neighbours across the pond). Yep, they replace pretty much everything in the cookie from flour to eggs and butter and they make these way higher in protein and fibre than their sugar-laden alternatives. I opted for the sugar free version which I assure you is absolutely delicious, but if you don’t need to watch your blood sugar like me or you’re serving these at a dinner party to your unsuspecting guests, you can check out the brown sugar version here.

Because of the chickpeas I find that these don’t really harden like regular cookies but I don’t mind because I love soft, chewy cookies. They are however, best served warm, so pop these babies in the microwave or the oven for a few moments and you’ll have a melt-in-your-mouth treat in no time.

I made a video of the process here but refer to Katie’s links above for full measurements and nutritional info – happy baking!

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    Oh my goodness, this is an absolute revelation! Thanks for sharing x Becky

  • http://holljc.blogspot.co.uk/ Holly

    Loved this video! And when I get a spare hour or so, I’ll definately try this out! As they seems awesome! Thanks for sharing! xxx

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    These look lovely, I am going to try and make them! xxx
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    Loving the site you mentioned :) x

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    Thanks for sharing this site, I love it already by only browsing it for a few minutes.

  • http://www.poppyloves.co.uk Poppy Loves

    Thank you for this Gemma! The oven is ON and tonight I am getting cookie-tastic xx

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    Cookies that are… Good for you? Best idea!
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