Chickpea Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

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Growing up my mum often made cookies — we used to laugh they were so packed full of healthy things they hardly held together.

I was hungry for those again, so I modified this recipe to include rolled oats, subbed the chocolate chips for raisins (sacrilege I know), added some seeds, and upped the spices.

The result is a yummy healthy cookie made of cooked chickpeas (not chickpea flour) with no added fat or flour.

Ingredients (approx):

1.75 cups chickpeas rinsed and drained
1 cup rolled oats
1⁄2 cup maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1⁄2 tsp baking powder
1⁄2 tsp salt
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
0.5 tsp cloves, ground
3⁄4 cup raisins
2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds
2 Tbsp sunflower seeds

Preheat oven to 350 F

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside

Mash the chickpeas with a potato masher.

Mix everything together.

Scoop dough onto prepped cookie sheet, and flatten using your fingers or the back of a spoon (these cookies won’t spread)

Bake in preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, or until edges are golden and bottoms begin to brown

Allow to cool for a few minutes before devouring


Published by Heather Piwowar

Cofounder of @our_research, the nonprofit behind Unsub, Unpaywall, and other tools to power open science. she/her. Adore cookies+cycling+reading+my fam.

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