Eggnog Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies

Looking for delicious holiday recipes that are still somewhat healthy?

Here’s a holiday treat with a secret ingredient – chickpeas, which fills these cookies with fiber. Sprinkle some cinnamon and you’ll pump up your metabolism.


Makes 2 dozen cookies

3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

7.5 ounces (half of a 15-oz can) chickpeas

1/4 cup soy eggnog (or light eggnog)

2 tbsp agave nectar

1 egg

3 tbsp butter, melted

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup dark chocolate morsels


Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine chickpeas and eggnog in a food processor; blend until smooth. Combine remaining ingredients in a large bowl along with the chickpea-eggnog puree and mix well.

Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Roll batter into 1-inch balls and flatten on baking sheet about 1-2 inches apart. Bake for 12-15 minutes until cookies start to lightly brown. Remove from oven and cool before serving.

This healthy recipe and many more can be found on Dr. Oz’s website.

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