26 Nov 2011

pumpkin chocolate chip cookie dough



I got this recipe idea from ChocolateCoveredKatie. I liked how it turned out, and it's almost totally raw as well. Maybe I'm just not having a pumpkin day but next time I think I won't use pumpkin. I just want that pure chocolate chip cookie dough taste. I probably had too much pumpkin in October.

The main reason I made this today was for the protein. This actually has A LOT of it. I used navy beans (all beans and legumes are full of protein and fibre); oats and pumpkin also have a fair bit. And I put in a few peanuts too.

I think if I make this again, I'll add some protein powder as well.
So it served as a pretty good post-workout snack, awhile after my green smoothie of course =)
It is very filling.


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough: makes a lot! about 6-8 servings
 
1 can (2 cups) pureed pumpkin
1 can (2 cups) navy beans/chickpeas, drained and rinsed
3/4 cup oats
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup dates
1/4 cup raisins
3 T maple syrup
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup water, if/as needed
2 T cacoa/cocoa 
Peanuts and protein powder if desired

1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 oats
1/2 cup raisins

Process all ingredients from first list until smooth. Then mix in the chocolate chips, oats and raisins by hand.