Healthified Cookie Cakie
Growing up, some of my siblings have often asked for cookie cakes from Jewel Osco instead of a regular cake. I am pretty sure that those cookie cakes from Jewel are not in the slightest bit healthy (but still delicious). For Easter I decided to make a healthier cookie cake that is gluten free, protein packed, and healthy!
I have been wanting to make a bean dessert for a while now. The last time I made one was just for myself at my apartment and I make chocolate chip bean blondies. There is a recipe for them on my site! Check it out!
After searching a lot of bean dessert recipes online, I decided to come up with my own variation. I often get inspiration from other recipes online or from foods from restaurants. I promised my brother I would make a copycat version of Penne Rosa from Noodles & Co. so you may see a recipe for that soon 🙂
For this recipe you will need:
1 can chickpeas- rinsed and drained
1/3 cup quick oats (gf if needed)
1 container vanilla cupcake greek yogurt (small size container, can use vanilla or plain)
1/4 cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 egg whites
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup organic honey
1/4 cup brown sugar (or coconut sugar is what I prefer)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Candy for sprinkling on top- I used leftover easter candy- 2 mini reeses and 6 rolos all chopped up
Preheat the oven to 350.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Ad them to a high powdered blender like a vitamix or a food processor. I used my favorite kitchen appliance- The Ninja Kitchen System. Mix the beans for a few seconds/minutes by themselves. I find this helps them to incorporate better into the mixture. Then, melt the coconut oil and add it along with the egg whites, honey, sugar, and greek yogurt. Mix everything well.
Then add the oats, baking powder, baking soda, and vanilla extract and blend well again. Make sure to blend/mix this batter as long as is needed to make the mixture nice and smooth. You don’t want to have any tiny bean chunks left that will make your dessert taste like beans!
Then, grease a pie dish and pour the batter in. Chop up a few pieces of candy to add to the top and arrange it nicely. You could use chocolate chips, raisins, nuts, coconut, etc. for toppings as well- go crazy!
Bake at 350 for about 30-40 minutes. You want the center to be a bit gooey still! Keep an eye on the cookie cake since all ovens are different and I usually happen to have a strange one.
What is your favorite way to enjoy cookies? Do you like cookie cake or regular cookies? Or cookie bars?? Endless possibilities!