The Hungry Swimmer: Chocolate Chip Chickpea “Cookie Dough”

Hungry Swimmer posts are courtesy of Hannah Moore.

Okay hear me out, don’t get discouraged by the title. This stuff is one of the quickest healthy desserts you can make. I think “healthier desserts” is one of the most fun categories to experiment with, especially as a swimmer. Obviously any dessert can fit into a well-balanced lifestyle, but sometimes leading into ~taper~ we want a lighter option…am I right?

This chickpea cookie dough (dessert hummus?) is quick and simple, and you probably have all of the ingredients in your pantry right now. And it tastes AMAZING. I made plain chocolate chip, but you can also add cacao!

Here’s what you need:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
  • 1/3 cup of tahini
  • 2 tablespoons of walnuts (or cashews work nicely)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup (or honey…whatever sweetener you like!)
  • 3 tablespoons of flour (your choice, I used coconut)
  • CHOCOLATE CHIPS (as many as you want aka ALL THE CHIPS)

Here’s how to do it:

  • Blend everything in a food processor or blender (minus the chocolate chips) until smooth!
  • Fold those chocolate chips in before eating all of it.

Why we like it:

  • TAHINI! – This is ground sesame seeds, and OH so healthy! It’s a staple in some european countries, and obviously used to make hummus! It’s full of polyphenol antioxidants that can protect your heart and fight inflammation. It’s also a nice source of calcium and magnesium, which are both majorly used by the muscles.
  • Chickpeas – These are a great source of plant protein and fiber – which is great for your gut microbiome. They also contain Vitamin B6, which is essential for progesterone production in females. This is great for hormone support!

Read Hannah Moore’s SwimSwam bio here.

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2 years ago

You put a third cup of maple syrup in your hummus?

2 years ago

Is it April 1st?

About Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht

Hannah Hecht grew up in Kansas and spent most of her childhood trying to convince coaches to let her swim backstroke in freestyle sets. She took her passion to Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa and swam at NAIA Nationals all four years. After graduating in 2015, she moved to …

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