Make these protein-packed cookies for your next road trip

A bunch of tasty cookies

Road trips require a good take-a-long snack and everyone loves chocolate chip cookies, right? They are delicious, chewy and oh-so-good straight out of the oven. My kids ask often if we can bake up a batch, and I rarely oblige their request.

Why? Not because I don’t want to, but I’m not keen on them shoveling unhealthy, sugar-loaded treats in their face.

But, what if there was a chocolate chip cookie recipe that was packed with protein, low-sugar, and still delicious? Well, now we’re talkin’ …

Oh, and what if they were gluten-free, as well? Now, we’ve got a recipe worth keeping and making and remaking.

Chocolate Chip (Garbanzo Bean) Cookies

Tasty chocolate carob chip cookies

Ingredients

  • 1¼ cup canned chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • rounded ½ cup of peanut butter (or nut butter of your choice. I love these with almond butter!)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Blend all ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  3. Stir or pulse in chocolate chips until well mixed.
  4. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until slightly browned.
  5. Let cool and enjoy.
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