Healthy Cooking Video: Gluten-Free Chocolate Cookies

Posted 7 years ago in Cooking

A healthy gluten-free, 5-main-ingredients, no-fined-sugar, double-chocolate cookie?!?!?! Sign us up!

I love to demonstrate how to cook healthy, because seeing it – to me – brings the healthy food to life. If you want to get straight to the recipe, scroll below!

The secret ingredient is canned chickpeas, and, before you judge them, you really need to try them. They work in this recipe because they give it texture, while the peanut butter gives a rich consistency, and the chocolate powder does it’s thing! One alone can kill a chocolate craving – for just 88 calories and 11 grams carb, and 2 grams protein. This recipe is amazing for those who eat gluten-free, because it is no easy; but, every single person I’ve served them to (that loves chocolate) has LOVED them… so I just had to share them with you!

If you make these, please comment below and let me know what you think!

Super Gooey Double Chocolate Gluten-Free Cookies

1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1 cup chickpeas, drained, rinsed and dried with a paper towel
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
1/2 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375ยบ. In a food processor, add peanut butter, chickpeas, cocoa powder, honey, and baking powder. Process until smooth – about 10 seconds or so. Scrape down the sides with a spatula and process again until a thick dough-like consistency forms.
2. Stir in dark chocolate chips. Scoop out into tablespoon-sized dough balls onto a baking sheet covered in parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Press each down a little in the center to form a small cookie-shape (but cookie should still be puffy, not flat).
3. Bake for 10-12 minutes. Cookies will have a “crackled” appearance on top, but will still be gooey in the middle. Don’t over bake them! Remove and let cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

prep time: 5 minutes
total time: 20 minutes

Makes about 24 cookies
Nutrition facts per cookie: Calories 88, Total Fat 4.1 g, Saturated Fat 1.4 g,
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g, Cholesterol 0.0 mg,
Sodium 47.1 mg, Potassium 27.7 mg, Total Carbohydrate 11.8 g, Dietary Fiber 0.9 g,
Sugars 8.3 g, Protein 2.1 g