This may not look all that delicious …
but let me tell you this *snickerdoodle* (yep, you read that right) dip is the healthiest sweet treat you’ll ever taste. I wish you could taste before predicting the main ingredient, but given our platform, that would be a bit difficult, now wouldn’t it.
I’ll give you the recipe in just a moment before giving many thanks for this amazing recipe to prolific desserts blogger Chocolate Covered Katie. Katie comes up with the most amazing recipes that are so delicious that they not only tempt but practically beg you to have seconds and even thirds! The best part is, they’re healthy!
I was looking for a special treat to kick off D’s birthday last weekend, and figured this would fit the bill since we wouldn’t have to feel guilty indulging in it prior to our flourless chocolate cake. The sweetness of the dip combined with the salty Stacy’s pita chips we chose to dip it in was the perfect combination, and it transitioned well into last week. I enjoyed it warmed on toast with a sliced banana on top for breakfast. To enjoy this delicious treat, follow Kate’s simple instructions (which I borrowed from here):
(high-protein and gluten-free!)
– 1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can) (250g after draining)
– 3 tbsp nut butter of choice (or other fat source)
– 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
– 1/8 tsp baking soda
– heaping 1/8 tsp salt
– 3/4 c of brown sugar
– 1 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
– 1/4 cup ground flax or quick oats (20g) (you can omit)
– 2 and 1/4 tsp cinnamon
– optional ingredients: a pinch cream of tartar, raisins
Drain and rinse your beans very well. Blend all ingredients in a food processor (not a blender) until the mixture is as smooth as you can get it. Dip with salty crackers, fruit or toast!
CAN YOU BELIEVE THE BASE IS CHICKPEAS?! SO delicious :)