[Recipe] Chickpea nut butter cookies

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This is a delicious recipe for the times when you need a little something extra but do not want to load your body with junk.

Please be mindful that this recipe is very calorie dense so please do not eat them freely!

They would be ideal for hikes, trails or marathons when you need a burst of energy. A rare treat for when you are on the go.

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup peanut butter, salt and sugar-free
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained
  • 2 Tbsp date syrup/ proper maple syrup/honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

  • Raw coconut flakes
  • Half a cup of oats
  • Lindt 85% chocolate

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a blender mix the chickpeas, date syrup, coconut flour and peanut butter. The mixture will all come together in one ball.
  • At this point, you can mix in coconut flakes and oats if you wish to… or just leave them as they are.
  • Break off golf ball size pieces and flatten slightly to form cookies.
  • Spray your air fryer pan with Cook ‘n Bake.
  • Arrange 5 cookies on the tray and bake at 180’C for 12 to 15 minutes, but check them at 12 minutes.
  • The cookies are supposed to be soft and delicious, not crispy.
  • Lift them out of the dish and set aside to cool. BUT if you want to be really decadent put a half square of 85% Lindt on top of the hot cookies to melt.
  • MAKES 16.

NOTE: For athletes or endurance/trail runners I would suggest forming the mixture into balls before baking them – easier to carry on you for energy.


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