Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Cookie Dough Hummus

Yep! You read that right! I have found an amazing recipe for hummus that tastes like cookie dough! It is a delicious healthy way to curb those sweet cravings. It pairs perfectly with some sliced apples, raw baby carrots, graham crackers, or even wheat Ritz crackers. You can even bake the hummus and have yourself some healthy cookies!

Cookie Dough Hummus

What you'll need for the hummus dip: 
1 can chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed
1/4c peanut butter or almond butter
1/4 oats (I use Mom's Natural Quick Oats)
1/4c milk (I use almond milk) 
1/4c brown sugar
1/3 to 1/2c chocolate chips (I use dark chocolate chips)

To Make: 
Mix all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, together in a blender or food processor. Fold in chocolate chips. Chill before serving. 

What you'll need to make cookies: 
Follow the same ingredients and instructions above, but also add 1/4tsp salt, 1/4tsp baking soda and 1/2tsp vanilla before combining together. Then drop by the tablespoon onto a greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes. 

There you have it! One of my favorite afternoon snacks!