Crispy on the outside, moist and gooey on the inside chocolate chip skillet cookie made with chickpeas, pure maple syrup, and almond butter for a healthier dessert. This super easy-to-prepare gluten-free and vegan dessert recipe will become a staple in your household!
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If you were wondering whether or not you can have it all in life, the answer is yes, yes you can. This nutty, sweet, gooey skillet cookie is made with deceptively clean ingredients for an incredibly indulgent dessert that happens to be on the healthier end of the spectrum.
Made with chickpeas, almond butter (or nut butter of choice), and pure maple syrup, this skillet cookie is gluten-free and dairy-free. Sure, this chocolate chip skillet cookie is still full of sugar (pure maple syrup), but relative to a classic fully-leaded skillet cookie, it’s a cleaner, more thoughtful treat for forging healthier habits.
Skillet cookie topping options? I thought you’d never ask. I topped this situation with dairy-free ice cream and Saffron Road’s new Salted Caramel Crunchy Chickpeas.
The Salted Caramel Crunchy Chickpeas are perfectly designed for your snacking enjoyment. They’re salty, sweet, crunchy, and easy to bring along to work, on road trips, you name it…and also marvelous for topping skillet cookies as it turns out. Saffron Road’s crunchy chickpeas also come in three other flavors: Honey Roasted, Dark Chocolate Chai, and Dark Chocolate.
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Skillet cookie-ing options?
You have a few options when it comes to baking this beauty. I tested the recipe using two small 5-inch cast iron skillets, and also tested it in a 9-inch cast iron skillet. You can also use an 8” x 8” cake pan if you don’t have a skillet option.
One of the best parts about this skillet cookie, other than the fact that it’s amazingly melt-in-your-mouth nutty, chocolatey, moist and delicious, is the fact that it’s prepared in a blender. Simply add everything but the chocolate chips to your blender, blend on high until it’s nice and creamy, then add in your chocolate chips. Bake it off, and you’re good to go! Just be sure to serve the dessert hot with ice cream and crunchy chickpeas.
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Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Chickpea Skillet Cookie
- 1 (14-ounce) can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- 1/3 cup unsweetened creamy almond butter
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil melted
- 2/3 cup pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
- non-dairy vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup Saffron Road Sea Salt Crunchy Chickpeas
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and lightly oil two 5-inch (or one 9-inch) cast iron skillets.
Add all ingredients except the chocolate chips to a blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth (note: you may need to stop the blender a few times to scrape the sides and continue blending).
Divide the mixture between the two skillets. Place skillets on a baking sheet and bake 25 to 35 minutes, until the sides are golden-brown and center has reached desired level of doneness.
Allow skillets to cool enough to handle. Serve skillet cookies with ice cream and crunchy chickpeas