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Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough

May 20, 2016

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough // bakeaholic.ca

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough // bakeaholic.ca

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough // bakeaholic.ca

I made these Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough balls awhile ago and I feel bad that I haven’t shared them until now!  But, it has been so, so hot outside the last couple days and it pretty much feels like summer. Plus, it’s the Long Weekend!

Therefore – these chocolate chip chickpea cookie dough balls are a must – especially when you freeze them. They’re like a cookie dough ice-cream ball. 

If you’re turned off by the fact that the main ingredient is chickpeas, don’t be! You cannot tell the difference between these and real-deal cookie dough. You probably have all the ingredients on hand too – which makes it even easier to make. 

I had seen these little chickpea cookie dough balls on instagram and pinterest a few times, but hadn’t tried them yet. The recipe I followed was this one, but there are lots of others here, here, and here. They’re all similar – and good!

After the first time making these, I made them immediately again – and again. They’re that good. You can keep them in the fridge for a couple days (if they last that long) or freeze them to keep longer. If they’re frozen, I suggest taking them out for a few minutes before serving.

*If you don’t have a food processor, I did try and make these in a high-powered blender. You just need to add a little almond milk to get the dough moving, and if you have a tamper stick for your blender it comes in handy to get the dough moving around.

Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls
Delicious cookie dough made from chickpeas! You'd never guess it was secretly healthy -and neither will your guests ;)
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For the dough
  1. 2 cups cooked (or canned) chickpeas
  2. 1/4 cup oat flour, or coconut flour
  3. 1/4 cup almond butter or peanut butter
  4. 1/3 cup honey
  5. small dash of cinnamon (optional)
  6. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  7. 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
For the chocolate layer
  1. 1/2 cup coconut oil
  2. 1/2 cup cacao powder
  3. 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  4. Alternatively, you can melt some more chocolate chips with coconut oil and use this to coat the dough.
Instructions
  1. 1. Combine all dough ingredients, minus the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process for a few minutes until silky smooth. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in mini chocolate chips. Set in the fridge to firm up.
  2. 2. In a double broiler on the stove (use a small sauce pan with an inch of water, with a glass or metal bowl over top) heat your coconut oil until fully melted, then add cacao powder, maple syrup. Stir until completely incorporated. Remove from heat and set aside.
  3. 3. Remove dough from fridge and, using a small ice-cream scoop, create dough balls. Place these on lined cookie sheet and place in freezer for 15-20 minutes. This will make them easier to roll.
  4. 4. Remove dough from freezer, roll into balls with your hands. Using a spoon or fork, carefully coat dough balls in chocolate and place back onto cookie sheet. Repeat this step to create a thicker chocolate shell.
  5. *If you're having trouble dipping the cookie dough, you can also drizzle/spoon chocolate overtop of the cookie dough balls. Though, the entirely covered cookie dough is my favourite.
  6. Keep in fridge, or freezer.
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Berries, Clean Eats, Dairy-Free, Dessert, Healthy, Raw, Vegan, Wheat Free

Raw Raspberry Slice – Vegan

March 26, 2016

Raw Raspberry Slice // Bakeaholic.ca

Raw Raspberry Slice // Bakeaholic.ca

Raw Raspberry Slice // Bakeaholic.ca

These vegan, raw raspberry slice bars were a delicious accident. 

I was actually making something else and ended up with a chocolate-y mess (i.e. a recipe that didn’t quite turn out right) that I just couldn’t toss out. Instead, they became the base for these raspberry slice bars. 

My sister and I were baking in the kitchen – baking is a relative word, since we’re talking raw here – and I was thinking about lemon squares, but ended up with a chocolate base after the chocolate mess, thus – raspberry. It reminded me of how you begin to make nanaimo bars, melted chocolate is mixed with nuts and coconut, so I thought i’d try it out for the base and then go from there. 

This recipe actually turned out perfectly – how ironic. They’re almost like a raw cheesecake, but more of a slice/bar treat. When I think of cheesecake, I think of heavy, thick, and creamy – like my raw chocolate cheesecake. This Raspberry Slice is light and silky. 

Its Gluten Free, Refined Sugar Free, Vegan, and Raw – and 100% amazing. I made it in a loaf pan, so it’s the perfect size for two (lots of leftovers), four or six people. It’s best kept in the freezer, so you can freeze it and have a treat on hand for those nights you’re craving a little something sweet or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. 

Raw Raspberry Slice // Bakeaholic.ca

Raw Raspberry Slice // Bakeaholic.ca

This Raspberry Slice is pretty in pink, just in time for Spring & Easter.

Raw Raspberry Slice - Vegan
This Raw Raspberry slice is deliciously vegan, and guilt-free, making it the perfect mid-afternoon treat or dessert. A chocolatey base with coconut and nuts topped with a silky smooth raspberry layer.
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Base Layer
  1. 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  2. 3-4 Tbs coconut oil
  3. 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
  4. 1/4 cup walnuts
  5. 1/4 cup pecans
Raspberry Layer
  1. 1 1/2 cups frozen raspberries
  2. 2/3 cup raw cashews, soaked for 6 hours or overnight
  3. 4 Tbs maple syrup (or honey if not vegan)
  4. 1 Tbs. water
Chocolate Drizzle
  1. 2 Tbs. coconut oil
  2. 1 Tbs. maple syrup
  3. 4-5 Tbs. cacao powder
Base Layer
  1. In double boiler, or in saucepan on low, melt coconut oil. Add cacao powder. Stir until melted. Remove from heat.
  2. Add coconut, walnuts and pecans to blender or food processor. Blend until small crumbs form. Stir into melted chocolate.
  3. Add mixture to a lined loaf pan, smooth out with the back of a spoon and place in the freezer to set.
Middle Layer
  1. Blend all ingredients in high-speed blender - you may need to scoop it down a couple times, or if your blender has a tamper (blender stick) use that to stir it around. Blend until silky-smooth.
  2. Pour over base and smooth with a spatula or back of a spoon. If you like, add some raspberries to the top and press down. Place into the freezer for at least 1 hour.
Top Layer
  1. Melt the coconut in a double boiler on low heat, or in microwave on 1 minute intervals until melted. Add maple syrup to the double boiler and whisk until combined. Whisk in the cacao powder, and continue to whisk until smooth.
  2. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Once your slice is set, remove from freezer and slice into long, pieces. Using a pastry bag, or small ziplock bag, fill with melted, cooled chocolate. Snip the end of a ziplock bag, and drizzle over top.
Notes
  1. Keep in freezer. Best if taken out 10 minutes before serving.
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Raw Raspberry Slice // Bakeaholic.ca

Raw Raspberry Slice // Bakeaholic.ca

Apples, Bars & Squares, Berries, Brownies, Cake, Candy, Chocolate, Dessert, Raw, Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day Recipes

February 7, 2016

With Valentine’s Day coming up, you might be thinking about making a special treat for your sweetheart. I’ve rounded up 14 of my favourite, indulgent – some healthy, but delicious –  treats and desserts that you could share this February 14th without the guilt of over-indulging. Since Valentine’s Day is on a Sunday, you have the whole weekend to prep and make these delicious treats. 

Adam and I have our usual valentine tradition – sushi ordered in while watching Valentine’s Day, the movie. When Valentine’s Day falls on a weekday, this is the ideal celebration. Honestly, even on a Friday or Saturday this is a pretty good situation, since we’re not the ‘going out’ type.  This year we’re actually going away for the weekend with four of our friends, but sushi may still be in the cards for Sunday night.

Whether there’s two of you – or four, these Valentine’s Day desserts are sure to please everyone. 

Here’s 14 Valentine’s Day recipes to suit your fancy (or un-fancy) plans.

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Naked Chocolate Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting

A decadent, yet light, cake topped with coconut cream and sliced strawberries – small enough for two to share guilt-free. 

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Chocolate Stout Brownies

definitely on the indulgent side, these brownies are made with chocolate stout, topped with a stout buttercream and finished with vanilla beer brittle. your man (and you) will love these.

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Raw, Vegan Chocolate Turtles

simple, yet decadent, these raw vegan chocolate turtles are easy enough to whip up before your valentine comes over for a healthy after-dinner nibble

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Hasselback Apples

don’t be fooled by how healthy they look, these are so, so good – you’d think they were bad for you. 

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Raw, Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake

rich, creamy and full of healthy fats – half the recipe for two 😉

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Flourless Two Bite Brownies

just like the addictive store-bought brownies, these are just as chewy and fudgey

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Best Chocolate Quinoa Cake with Coconut Cream Frosting

don’t be fooled by the secret ingredient, you’re valentine will never know that this moist, rich cake is actually made with quinoa!

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Vegan Brownies

make these in individual serving sized dishes, or in a pan

Raspberry Brownies // bakeaholic.ca

Raspberry Brownies

fudgey, rich and made with spelt flour

cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Cupcakes

Adam’s favourite ice-cream flavour is Oreo – half the recipe!

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Ganache Torte

inspired by dessert shot-glasses, these ganache tortes are rich and satisfying, yet healthy

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Chocolate Raspberry Peanut Butter Cups

a classic flavour combo couple, pb & j

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Raw Vegan Chocolate Avocado Mousse

this raw mousse is thick, creamy, and silky smooth