Oh Sweet (Chick) Pea!
What if you could snack on raw cookie dough that was full of protein, lower on the glycemic index, gluten free. . . AND designed specifically as a snack rather than a baked good (though I bet this would bake up just fine–)? There’s also a filling, delicious breakfast tart and perfectly portable nutrient-dense muffins for your lunchbag or backpack.
That’s right: sweet treats. . . from chickpeas. Yes, seriously!
With frantic book edits going on now, I haven’t created much in my kitchen in the past couple of weeks, but I had to share these sweet treats I created last month for VegNews, each made with chickpeas or chickpea flour.
To see the recipes for raw Oatmeal-Raisin Cookie Dough, Breakfast Socca with Cinnamon-Glazed Apples and Sweet Potato Spread or Applesauce Muffins–all three can be eaten on an anti-candida diet**–head over to VegNews. And don’t forget to leave a comment and let me know what you think!
** to make the cookie dough ACD-friendly, omit the raisins and replace with unsweetened carob chips or cacao nibs.
Oh, and I couldn’t end this post without mentioning that my Girls have got their moment of fame (well, on a site other than this one, that is!). Check out Elsie and Chaser as the “cover dogs” on Our Hen House’s “This Animal on This Day” feature today!! (“That’s great, Mum. . . but frankly, we’d rather eat some of that cookie dough!”).
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