Chickpea Crunch Bars

Just because Halloween is over, doesn’t mean I’ve stopped making healthier Halloween treats. These Chickpea Crunch bars are my new jam. They are super easy to make and the taste reminds me so much of classic ‘Crunch’ candy bars. You only need 5 ingredients to make this recipe and the ingredients I used are gluten free and dairy free. I used Enjoy Life chocolate chips, which are gluten free and dairy free, but you can use any chocolate that you like. My favorite “healthier” chocolate brands are Enjoy Life, Hu Kitchen, and Lilys Chocolate. Lilys chocolate is sweetened with stevia so it doesn’t taste as sweet. I wanted this recipe to taste sweet so I used Enjoy Life because it is sweetened with cane sugar. Hu Kitchen makes really great paleo chocolate. Check my Discounts Tab for 15% off Hu Kitchen chocolate.

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Chickpea Cookie Dough

I have another pantry staple recipe for you this week, using chickpeas: Chickpea Cookie Dough. If you missed my post last week, I posted a variety of Pantry Staple Recipes using popular pantry staple items.

I’ve seen a lot of sweet chickpea recipes- anything from chickpea cookies to chickpea blondies. I decided to put my can of chickpeas to use and make a sweet dessert! This chickpea cookie dough is made with 6 simple ingredients and is gluten free and vegan. The best part is it can be made in 5 minutes or less!

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Oat Flour Pancakes with Coconut Milk Whipped Cream and Berries

These Oat Flour Pancakes made the perfect breakfast this morning. This simple recipe is both gluten free, vegan, and made with real food ingredients.

I have experimented using different types of healthier flours to make pancakes and in my opinion, oat flour works the best. It can easily create a pancake shape and texture and it isn’t too sticky or fragile. I like cooking these pancakes in dairy free butter and topping then with coconut cream.

So, what is coconut cream? Coconut cream is the solid portion that separates out of coconut milk. In order to get the coconut cream, you must purchase full fat coconut milk. Place the can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight and when you remove it from the fridge the next morning, the top of the can will contain the solidified coconut cream. Scoop that part out to use as the “whipped cream” topping on these oat flour pancakes. Alternatively, I have seen canned coconut cream sold at Trader Joes.

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