I’m constantly trying to find ways to make kids favorite food somewhat healthy. I never use refined sugar, try to stay away from gluten and sneak a little bit of nutrition into ever bite.
Take these cookies for example, you probably think, dang these are tasty looking cookies, which they are. But I bet you didn’t know they were packed full of beans! Garbanzo beans that is. They are easy to make and super healthy.
There are hundreds of chickpea cookie recipes out there, usually a recipe calls for a mix of peanut butter and honey which makes a pretty darn good cookie but it’s just a little too soft in texture for me. I like my cookies a bit on the crumbly/crunchy side.
These cookies have it all they are a little crunchy on the outside but soft and chewy on the inside. Perfect in my opinion. The trick is to skip the peanut butter, the honey and the eggs as the beans are mushy enough to get that soft chewy inside. For the flour I like to mix a couple different things. Sometimes I use oat flour sometimes I use almond flour and in today’s recipe I used both. And a little tip for you guys the more you bake these cookies the more crumbly they get.
These cookies are:
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Refined Sugar Free
If your kids have any sensitivities to gluten or dairy you should definitely give these a try. My toddler finds these cookies delicious, I never feel bad about giving her a few as they are mostly made of chickpeas. At least I know shes getting some good fiber and protein out of the mix.
Let me know if you guys give these a try, because they are truly yummy. Comment below and let me know if you enjoyed them as much as we do.