Flourless Hot Coco Cookies
You’d be so surprised that these cookies are made with chickpeas!
Yes, you read that correct. The main ingredients in these cookies are in fact CHICKPEAS, aka garbanzo beans. But don’t worry, you’d never believe it because they taste that good.
Chickpeas are a great source of protein, and since they have a very mild flavor you can add them to baked goods without even knowing they are in there. They don’t change the flavor at all, and instead add a great source of protein and a sweet, fluffy and light texture.
Hot Coco Cookies are both vegan and gluten-free so they are suitable for almost everyone! These Hot Coco cookies are perfect for the Holiday season. They are made with healthy wholesome ingredients so you won’t feel icky after you have one.. or two.. or three!
What you’ll need to make Flourless Hot Coco Cookies
Flourless Hot Coco Cookies are easy to make and come together with simple ingredients, all of which i’m sure most of us already have in our pantry!
Chickpeas- Chickpeas are going to be the main ingredients in these gluten-free Hot Coco Cookies. Since we won’t be using any flour in these cookies, the chickpeas will act as the binding ingredient. Chickpeas are rather tasteless, so when added to a recipe they add a great deal of protein and a nice light texture.
Hazelnut Butter– I used hazelnut butter in these hot coco cookies from Fix and Fog. This gave the cookies that natural nutty flavor. If you don’t have any hazelnut butter you can sub any other nut butter like almond, peanut butter, cashew butter, etc.
Date Syrup– Date syrup is such a great sweetener to add to recipes. It’s all natural, has no added ingredients and is made from dates. It adds a subtly sweet flavor to baked goods. If you don’t have date syrup you can use honey, agave or maple syrup.
Vanilla– Vanilla extract is a must to add into any baked good. It just completes a recipe and really adds an overall nice flavor.
Baking Powder- Baking powder is a must for this recipe. Since we aren’t using any flour you need baking powder to really bind the ingredients and help the cookies to rise.
Cacao– I use organic cacao for this recipe. I like the one from Trader Joe’s as it’s fair traded.
Mini marshmallows– vegan mini marshmallows are needed for this recipe to make them vegan. If you don’t follow a vegan diet, then you can use regular marshmallows and it will work just as good.
Chocolate- Dark chocolate if you are vegan, but if not you can use any type of chocolate. I used Lily’s Sweets hot coco chocolate bar for this recipe.