Sunday, May 15, 2016

Healthy-ish Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars...

Did you know that if you bake with sunflower seed butter your baked goods will turn green? Why you ask...Sunflower seeds contain chlorophyll, also known as chlorogenic acid. The acid reacts with the baking powder/soda in a recipe when heated and when it cools it turns green! It still tastes delicious so have no fear. This recipe is quick, healthy-ish and delicious!

1 can (1 & 1/2 cup drained and rinsed garbanzo beans)
1/4 cup Sunflower seed butter
1/4 cup almond or oat flour
1/3 cup coconut sugar or (unpacked brown sugar)
1 Tbsp Vanilla Extract
1/8 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Set Aside:
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
1/4 crushed walnuts


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and oil an 8x8 baking sheet or use parchment paper.

2 Mix all in ingredients together in the food process until throughly mixed (except the chocolate chips and walnuts).

2. Stir in ingredients from the "set aside list."

4. Spread batter in the 8x8 pan and bake for 30 minutes (it should still look moist when removed from the and oven).

5. Set on cooling rack until cooled (at which time they will turn green). Enjoy!

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