This Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake was like eating a huge soft chocolate chip cookie in cake form.
Even though this is a sweet dessert recipe, it has a healthy secret ingredient…chickpeas! But trust me, unless you were told there are beans in this recipe, no one would ever guess.
I adapted the original recipe quite a bit. Instead of using oil, I used a mashed banana. Since banana gives natural sweetness I cut back on the amount of sugar. I also cut back on the chocolate chips, but you can use however many chocolate chips you want! I cut back on a lot of the sugar because I eat so clean that too much sugar is too sweet for me so I recommend checking out the original recipe too and adapting the sugar to your taste buds. I found the amount of sugar and chocolate chips I used in my adapted recipe to be perfect for me.
This recipe was adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie:
- 2 15oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup GF rolled oats
- 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
- 1/2 mashed banana
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F and grease a 10-inch springform pan with non-stick spray.
- Place oats in a food processor and pulse a few times. Alternatively, you can use quick oats.Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, in a food processor and blend until well combined. (You may need to do this in batches if you have a smaller food processor. I had to mix mine in two batches.)
- With a wooden spoon, stir in chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for about 40-45 minutes, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Once it is finished baking, allow to cool for 10 minutes, then remove the cake from the pan and place on a wire rack until completely cool.
This cake is best eaten warm, either right from the oven or slightly warmed in the microwave.
If you love giant, soft chocolate chip cookies, you will love this dessert. I can’t wait to make this tasty treat again! And since it is such a simple recipe with very minimal cleaning, I will definitely be making this dessert A LOT! Plus, it is a dessert you can eat guilt-free since it contains those healthy chickpeas!
Based on slicing this cake into 8 pieces, each piece yields approximately 279 calories and 8.5g protein.