These cookies are flourless, oil-free and free of refined sugar. They can easily be made gluten-free as well. They're so easy to make, they'll become your new go-to treat.
I'm always making healthy desserts because I both have big sweet tooth. This year I’ve really gotten into baking with date sugar as it's just dried dates grounded into sugar.
I use dates as my main sweetener because of all their health benefits. They also don't raise your blood sugar like other forms of sugar.
If you want to keep this recipe completely free of all sugars, use cacao nibs instead of chocolate chips.
These healthy cookies are darker in color compared to other chocolate chip cookies because of the date sugar. When I asked on my Instagram stories if the color matters, the majority voted no! Trust me, the taste is not compromised.
The batter for this recipe is from these cookies that I wanted to update. I use garbanzo beans (chickpeas) as the base instead of flour.
Don't worry, the beans cannot be detected, just like in these bean brownies.
I added in homemade oat flour to give the cookies more of a firmness. Oat flour is SO simple to make at home, and it's cheaper too!
To make it, just blend up oats in a food processor. I do this first when making this cookie recipe. Then you just add all the other ingredients to the food processor and blend more.