Healthy is not a word that comes to mind when you think about cookie pie. I suppose this recipe for cookie pie is not exactly health food, but it sure is a heck of a lot better for you than the standard cookie pie that you would buy at the store.
When I first made this recipe I was skeptical…… very skeptical. The ingredients seemed a little crazy and I just didn’t know how a cookie pie would taste with no butter, flour, or eggs. This treat is also gluten free. All of these are reasons for this to taste like healthy cardboard rather than cookies.
Was I surprised when I tasted the finished product warm out of the oven. It was delicious! Not just “healthy” delicious, but really, truly decadent, gooey, and chocolaty. It has the consistency of undercooked cookies, so it would be popular with anyone that likes to eat the cookie dough out of the bowl.
The Perfect Pairing for this cookie pie is an open mind. The reason you need an open mind is because the main ingredient is not exactly traditional in desserts. The main ingredient is….. beans. Perhaps you remember hearing about the black bean brownie trend. I am all for healthy substitutes, so I was all over it when famous chef Rocco DiSpirito said that his recipe tasted just like a regular brownie. Rocco was wrong-o. They were inedible. BLEH. Apparently I am not the only one that thought this because according to this site, only 4% of people liked them. I decided some things were better left alone. When I ran across this recipe I decided to give bean desserts one more attempt. I am so glad I did because this is a winner!! Trust me on this one. You won’t be sorry.
Healthified Cookie Pie
Adapted by Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing from Chocolate Covered Katie
· 1, 15 oz, can white beans (white kidney beans) or garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
· ½ cup quick cooking oats
· 1/8 cup unsweetened applesauce
· 1 ½ Tb canola oil
· 1 tsp vanilla
· ¼ tsp baking soda
· 1 tsp baking powder
· ¼ tsp salt
· ¾ cups brown sugar
· ½ cup chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a pie plate with cooking spray.
In the bowl of a food processor add all ingredients except for chocolate chips. Process the mixture very well until it is smooth, scraping down the bowl once or twice. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the pie plate. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until lightly browned.