It's been forever since I did a cooking post, but I made some cookies that needed to be blogged. I've been seeing all these recipes lately for health desserts with beans and greek yogurt and all sorts of interesting ingredients, so I decided to try my hand at this. Introducing, the Chocolate Chip Super Health Cookie!
1 Jumbo Egg
1 Jumbo Egg White
Domino - Dark Brown Sugar, 1/4 Cup
Splenda - Granulated 3/4 Cup
Plain Non-fat Greek Yogurt 6oz (1 container)
Canned Chick Peas 1/2 cup
Vanilla Extract, 2 tsp (4g)
Milled Flax Seeds, 1/4 Cup
Soy Flour, 1/2 cup
Bread Flour 1/4 cup
Old Fashioned Oats Dry, 1 1/2 Cups
Baking soda, 1 tsp
Salt, 1/4 tsp
Mini Dark Chocolate Chips, 1/2 Cup
I'd read so many different recipes, and sorta ended up trying a bit of everything in this one. Procedure is the same as for any other cookies. Mix together the dry ingredients and set aside. Beat the eggs with the sugar and vanilla, and then add in the chick peas, banana, and Greek yogurt.
I used a stick blender instead of a regular mixer, so it smashed the chick peas for me. I also put the oats in a coffee grinder first, and ground most of them into a flour.
Mix in the dry ingredients, and then mix in the chocolate chips.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes (whenever they start to brown.) It actually ended up making a lot of dough, about 3 cups worth, so I only baked half of it and stuck the other half in the refrigerator. I'm debating freezing it, but we'll see how fast the cookies go! Each cup of dough should make about 12 normal-sized cookies.
The flavor is very banana-y, I'm thinking that next time I'll only use half a banana and see how that goes. I may also cut back on the dry ingredients or add some water, because without butter, they don't spread out the way cookies ordinarily would while baking, so making the dough as thick as regular cookie dough probably wasn't the best idea. They are very nice and moist, they actually have more of a muffin feel to them.
Each cookie (assuming you make 3 dozen from the recipe) is 58 calories, with 3 grams of protein, 2 grams of fat, and 1 gram of fiber.