Betsey’s Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies
You won’t believe it – NO FLOUR, NO OIL, NO WHITE SUGAR!!! Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites that are plant based, macrobiotic, and vegan!
1 1/4 cups canned* chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1/4 cup agave or brown rice syrup
1 teaspoon baking powder
a pinch of sea salt (if your peanut butter doesn’t have salt in it)
1/2 cup chocolate chips, preferably grain sweetened
** If you need grain-free baking powder, you can use 1 part cream of tartar + 1 part baking soda + 2 parts arrowroot.
Preheat oven to 350°F
Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they’re combined.
Put in the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.
With wet hands, form into 1 1/2″ balls. Place onto a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls. They don’t do much rising. Bake for about 10 minutes.
Yields about fourteen 1 1/2″ cookie dough balls.
*** Don’t even try with regular peanut butter! They’ll come out oily. You MUST use natural peanut butter.