Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

10 Feb

What a hellova long week! So much school, and midterms, and labs, and hours at the library. Not fun! And the worst part is, it continues into next week. No skiing for me this weekend! šŸ˜¦

I am getting pretty stressed these days about what I should choose to major in. I don’t really think I like any biology, so I am struggling with the idea of applying for zoology. The best option is dietetics, but it is hard as to get into the program. Plus all the prerequisites are HARD like biochemistry and more chemistry…I don’t think I could pull off the grades in those courses to get in. Grr….Are all universities like this? Are the nutritional sciences really that competitive?

Anyways, enough ranting. Let’s get to the point here.

Is it a pie...or a cookie?

This is a fabulous and SUPER EASY recipe that I got off of Chocolate-Covered Katie. She is a food-blogger that creates healthy versions of rich desserts. I love what she makes, and you should go check her out! You’ll love her too. She recently got aired on TV for her mostly vegan recipes, and this one was the most talked about! It is a special recipe because it has a special ingradient.

CHICKPEAS!!

That’s right, all of the flour is replaced with chickpeas. Crazy, right? And most of the fat is replaced with apple sauce. What a star this gal is.

Chickpeas for dessert?

I have seen a lot of recipes now a days that include vegetables and fruit as replacements for fats, sugars, and flour. It makes sense on a scientific level, but leave it to the foodies of the world to discover these things! Beets in chocolate cake, zucchini in quick breads, beans in brownies and muffins….

I love it. I can’t eat a lot of things because I have such a sensitive digestive tract (yay IBS), so this recipe Ā is a life saver.

Chocolate Chip Cookie PieĀ 

  • 500 g of canned chickpeas, rinsed
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp oil
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
Ingredients:
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a baking dish or a springfoam pan.
If using a food processor, throw all ingredients in and blend till smooth. Stir in chocolate chips.If using a blender (like me), blend chickpeas, oil, vanilla, and apple sauce for five minutes until smooth.

Wanna slice?

Transfer mixture into a bowl. Using a mixer, beat in oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and sugar. Mix in chocolate chips.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, so that it is still a bit gooey inside.

*This is the preferred method because the oats get nicely blended, and it produces a smoother batter. Either way is just as delicious though!

Please make this and share it with everyone! It is much healthier than most other desserts, and I swear you won’t tell the difference!

Happy baking!

xox.

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