Monday, February 20, 2012

Valentine's Cookie Pie

Warm, chocolately cookie pie.  And it's healthy?

Um, yes please!
I recently discovered a blog called Chocolate Covered Katie which is amazing!  She makes the most scrumptious desserts using healthy ingredients such as stevia, nuts, and chick peas.  Seriously, you have to check it out.  Low sugar, low fat, and added nutrition means I can have more dessert.  Right?  Right!

Anyways, this cookie pie here is a version of the Tollhouse Cookie Pie, but a lot healthier and flour free (yippee!)  I pretty much followed her recipe to a T except I don't have a food processor so I used my electric hand mixer.  It was the perfect Valentine's treat to surprise my hubby with after his long day of flying.

Here is the link to the exact recipe: "Deep Dish Cookie Pie".

this was my version...

     2 cans garbanzo beans (drained)
     1 cup sugar (or brown sugar)
     3 TB vegetable oil
     1 egg
     1 cup quick oats
     1/2 tsp baking soda
     2 tsp baking powder
     2 tsp vanilla
     1/2 tsp salt
     1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1)   Preheat oven to 350 F.
2)   Blend all ingredients except for chocolate chips as smooth as possible (this is where a food processor would come in handy!)
3)   Stir in chocolate chips then press mixture into greased 10 inch spring-form pan.
4)   Bake for about 40 minutes!

So simple and so yummy.  And doesn't taste beany at all.  I pinky promise you because I hate bean flours and beany baked goods!

FYI:  I just bought six more cans of garbanzo beans today in anticipation of making more cookie pies hehe  :)

I also wanted to share what my sweet hubby did for Valentine's Day.  First off he surprised me with roses.  

*swoon*

Have I told you about the last time he gave me flowers?!  

Well, I can't quite remember when... ha ha.

Well anyways, he and two other flight hubbys teamed up and sent us wives on a scavenger hunt.  At each location we had to walk in with a rose and get our cute little goodie bags waiting for us.  Each bag had sweet love cards from our guys! We had such a wonderful girl time together talking about where we're moving, family life, and of course how sweet our guys are!  Love my friends!  And our wonderful hubbys!









Happy very belated Valentine's Day!  xoxo





















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3 comments:

  1. The idea of garbanzo beans in cookies is very intriguing! I need to try it because this cookie pie looks SO good. :)

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  2. WOW! You are going to be responsible for me gaining 5kgs this week - just so you know ;)

    (Stopping by from the Weekend Showoff Party)

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  3. A delicious Cookie Pie made with garbanzo beans-incredible! Thank you so much for sharing your great recipe on Allergy-Free Wednesdays! Be sure to check back next week for recipe highlights (including the top 3 reader choice submissions and hostess favorites).

    Be Well!

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