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.


Apples N Adrienne said...

I just noticed your website on foodbuzz, and I just HAD to comment when I saw pumpkin cookie dough dip! It looks amazing! I'm going to try it.Thanks for the inspiration, I'd never thought of adding oats before. :)

Em von Euw said...

Thanks so much! It kinda tastes like pumpkin pie filling, with chocolate chips. I hope you like it =)

Unknown said...

I made this yesterday. Had it on my apple slices this morning. AMAZING! Can't wait to experiment with more of your recipes. I'm working on building up my stock of staple ingredients so I can make whatever I want at any given time. It sure is expensive to try and do it all at once :-) Can't wait to get there. You've rejuvenated my passion for being in the kitchen. Thank you!

Kait said...

Hey, sounds delish...but it has honey?!

Em von Euw said...

@Kait - woops! this was one of my older recipes, I've just updateded it :)

Laura Nadine said...

I made this yesterday, and I must admit I was a bit sceptical, because I am a big lover of cookie dough and sweets. While I am trying to kick my sugar addiction and eat more healthily, some recipes I tried have been disappointing because I am not used to raw, vegan food yet.

That being said, this tasted absolutely delicious! I am blown away! And it was so easy to make, too!
I didn't have beans at hand so I left them out, but I love pumkin anyway so didn't mind having it purely pumkin based.
It actually tastes of cookie dough!
I am SOLD!

Looking forward to trying more of your recipes. I finally have a food processor now too and that makes all the difference, a blender just doesn't work.


Piecemaker said...

Yum! I've made a version like this with just beans, I can't wait to try with pumpkin :)

Tara said...

One of the best things I've ever tasted! I never go a day without visiting your website.