You’ll never guess what crazy ingredient I used in these super tasty, gluten free protein cookies! They’re made with only 7 real food ingredients (if you count the salt and cinnamon). They only take a half hour to make from start to finish. I’m always looking for easy, tasty, and healthy treats. I came up with these when I was visiting my family in Denmark a couple of months ago. I really wanted to inspire my mom to start making healthier treats for my brother, so I went to the kitchen, looked at what ingredients she had available, threw them together and the result was these delicious and super healthy protein cookies.
If you have kids or younger siblings (or even adults for that matter), you know how hard it is to please them with healthy foods. You’re always worried that they won’t like the food you make them, and just hope that they will. I’m proud to say that if my brother loved these cookies, then I’m pretty sure you and your loved ones will too. To be honest my whole family fell in love with them, and my mom has made them several times since I left.
You know how much I love hummus, right? That means that I always have chickpeas that are soaked, cooked and ready to use all the time. So if you haven’t guessed it yet, the crazy ingredient is chickpeas! I’ve heard of people using black beans in their baked goods, but never chickpeas. I thought why not give chickpeas a try. They’re very neutral in taste, meaning it’s so easy to get a flavor out of them that you want, with the spices that you use.
All you need for the gluten free protein cookies is;
Ground Almonds (And whole almonds for decoration)
Depending on how soft or crispy you like your cookies, you can bake them less than 25 minutes. Maybe try 15-20 minutes. Or you can sneak a cookie out every now and then a try it, like I do! Haha! If you’re not familiar with cardamom, please DON’T skip it! It’s what makes these cookies so delicious. It’ll make your house smell amazing. You can use less if you wish, but just don’t skip it.
Blend Almonds in a high speed blender. Don’t blend into a flour, just roughly blend them.
Pour the ground almonds into a big bowl
Add chickpeas and the rest of the ingredients and blend until chickpeas are smooth, and have a cookie dough consistency.
Transfer to the bowl with the ground almonds, mix and shape them into small round cookies.
Place them on a flat baking tray with parchment paper.
Add an almond to each cookie and bake for roughly 25 minute at 200°F.
I’d love to hear how to like these cookies. Comment down below, and let me know!
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