crazy healthy good chocolate chip pan cookie

Ok, maybe not super healthy, because this does have sugar in it.  But even that sugar is organic, and part of it good-for-you coconut palm sugar!

What does this cookie not have?  Flour, eggs, butter…  seriously.  I know.  Stop it already, right?

This cookie sounds crazy.  Almost horrible.  But so crazy that it is worth trying, if only just to say you did.

(Yep, that’s why I tried it.  My friend kept talking about it, for like – years, and I thought she was just a tad bit nutso.  But I also got tired of wondering why she kept talking about it and so, maybe just a little to shut her up if it was not good, I tried it.)

And you know what?  I am so glad I finally tried it!

And you will be glad you tried it…  and your friends and family will never know it’s so healthy, I promise!

I tested this out on myself, my husband, my kids, and even my father-in-law…  and everyone agreed that it does not taste one bit healthy.

Crazy, huh?

Ok, so what makes it so healthy, besides all that stuff that’s not in it?  Beans.  Garbanzo beans (aka Chickpeas.  They are the same thing.) to be exact.  Lots of beans.  And some apple sauce.  Weird, weird stuff.  So weird, you have to try it to believe it.

Seriously.  GO make this cookie.  You won’t regret it!!

If you don’t have a cast iron skillet already, this is my favorite one.

And click here for a great resource for caring for your cast iron skillets!

crazy healthy chocolate chip pan cookie

Ingredients

  • 3 cups garbanzo beans (2 cans, drained and rinsed)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned or quick cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup shredded or flaked coconut (either sweetened or unsweetened is fine)
  • 1/2 cup Wholesome Sweeteners organic coconut palm sugar (can substitute for more brown)
  • 1 cup Wholesome Sweeteners organic dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • (optional: additional chocolate chips and coconut for sprinkling on top)

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Grease a 10" cast iron skillet, or a 9x13" baking dish, and set aside.

In a large food processor, combine all ingredients except the chocolate chips and pulse until well combined.

Dump the dough into a large bowl and stir in the chocolate chips. Spread everything into the prepared baking dish and bake for 35-40 minutes, until golden brown around the edges.

Let sit for 10-15 minutes before serving... with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top if you want to really trick your friends, I mean... be decadent!

http://sweetannas.com/2013/05/crazy-healthy-good-chocolate-chip-pan-cookie.html

Recipe adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie

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  • SarahSue21

    Favorite recipe I have seen, can’t wait to try it! :)

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  • Joy L

    Oh wow! I hopped over from My Natural Family which I found while looking for ways to use a GINORMOUS can of Garbanzo Beans before they Expire! This looks Ahmazing! Now I have to decide between yummy dessert or crunchy roasted snacks!

    • http://arthomas.blogspot.com annaliseree

      Both great choices Joy! I LOVE my roasted chickpeas too (they taste just like homemade corn nuts to me!)… Either way you decide to go, I can’t wait to hear how you like ‘em!