Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies

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I love a good peanut butter cookie. Like those giant ones you get from some cute little corner bakery cafe. Where they’re super soft in the center, but crunchy around the edges and have those perfect crisscross marks. But there are many times while eating said buttery cookie I know that it’s full of just that, butter and loads of sugar. And while the sugar coma of bliss quickly wears off, I start to feel not so great about eating that round of peanut butter deliciousness.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies - Chickpeas make for a healthy cookie base that’s packed with peanut butter flavor.So out of that sugar spiral these cookies were born. They’re full of peanut butter flavor with just enough sweetness to rival that corner cafe. But they’re packed with protein from both peanut butter, and a little surprise called chickpeas!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies - Chickpeas make for a healthy cookie base that’s packed with peanut butter flavor.

Chickpeas essentially take the place of your creamed butter and sugar and get mixed with peanut butter and protein powder. And out come these perfectly soft, want to eat the whole batch out of the oven, peanut butter cookies. You can also make these cookies gluten free by using a gluten free protein powder. I love this Bob’s Red Mill Protein Powder.

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies - Chickpeas make for a healthy cookie base that’s packed with peanut butter flavor.

A good friend of mine who claims she doesn’t like peanut butter {crazy person, I know!} really loved these cookies. The best part is that there is no butter or added sugar and no one is the wiser. Pure maple syrup makes them perfectly sweet and helps to give a little crisp around the edge. My mouth is actually watering right now writing this post…is yours?!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies - Chickpeas make for a healthy cookie base that’s packed with peanut butter flavor.

Were you able to trick your friends or family with these healthy peanut butter cookies? Let me know in the comments!

Healthy Peanut Butter Cookies
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 
Chickpeas make for a healthy cookie base that’s packed with peanut butter flavor.
Course: Dessert
Servings: 26 cookies
Ingredients
Ingredients:
  • 1 (15 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • 2 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 scoops protein powder
  • 1 cup natural peanut butter
Directions
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and grease two baking sheets.
  2. In a blender jar, add the garbanzo beans, almond milk, maple syrup, egg whites, vanilla, baking powder and coconut oil.
  3. Blend on medium speed until garbanzo beans are smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into a medium-size bowl and add the protein powder and peanut butter.
  5. Roll the mixture into balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Using a fork, press down on the cookie horizontally and then again vertically.
  6. Bake for 11-13 minutes and remove, allowing the cookies to cool for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Repeat with remaining batter.

 

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