Don’t ignore your sweet cravings! We all need little pleasures to make life more enjoyable, but completely avoiding treats can sabotage your good intentions and make you feel miserable. So you simply need a less-guilty way to indulge.
You can easily rustle up these sweet, but healthy, cookies from a few storecupboard ingredients. They will be ready in about 30 minutes so you won’t have to wait long to satisfy those cravings either!
Using wholemeal flour, roasted chickpeas, salt, cinnamon and cayenne pepper gives these cookies great texture, crunch and a flavour to remember. The flour and chickpeas provide extra protein and fibre, while the cinnamon helps maintain blood sugar levels.
175g wholemeal flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon powder
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp salt
80g coconut sugar or raw cane sugar
75ml rapeseed oil
60ml (4 tbsp) natural fruit spread (from health food stores)
1 tsp vanilla extract
220g rolled oats
150g (1 cup) cooked, roasted chickpeas
100g (3/4 cup) bittersweet chocolate chips (about 70% cocoa)
Michael - roasting them gives them a drier texture and a lovely nutty flavour. But it would still work if you just opened a tin. I would just put them in the oven when you're using it for something else - no hassle then.
one word - yum. Just the title of these has me drooling,. Do the chickpeas have to be roasted? I don't know if I can be bothered with that, would prefer to just open a tin.