chocolate chip pie

Healthy food can be surprising. Healthy desserts, especially, can be deceptive in their ability to taste like their caloric fat-dripping counterparts. Take, for example chocolate chip pie. Nobody ever thinks of that as being healthy-sugar, butter, chocolate, calories, fat, carbs. But let me introduce you to a new kind of pie:

Deep-Dish Cookie Pie

(High in fiber… and gluten-free!)

  • 2 cans white beans or garbanzos (drained and rinsed) (500g)
  • 1 cup oats
  • 6 T cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 1/2  T coconut oil
  • 1-2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar (I used 1/2 cup real brown, 1/2 cup brown replacement, 1/2 cup Splenda)
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Blend everything (except the chips) very well in a food processor. Mix in chips, and pour into an oiled pan (I used a 10-inch springform pan, but you can use a smaller pan if you want a really deep-dish pie.) Cook at 350F for around 35 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan.Garbanzo beans are kind of like eggplant, or tofu, or mushrooms: they absorb the flavor of whatever they are around. So while they work great for savory stuff like hummus or Mexican dishes, they can also work in sweet things. This pie is nice and dense, chewy, and surprisingly light. Plus, it’s fun to tell people there are beans in the pie.And this is at least one good reason to be up and running at 6:30.


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About thegypsycook

I'm a 22 year old who just graduated college and moved to Dallas to look for a job and help out my 75(!)year-old cousin. I'm a type 1 diabetic runner and I love being in the kitchen-cooking, baking, cleaning.
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One Response to chocolate chip pie

  1. This looks super interesting!

    (Though, I’ll admit, I shudder at the thought of Splenda.)

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