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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Ultimate Garbanzo Peanut Butter Protein Cookie

Competition season is upon us fellow BJJ players. We all try to eat clean to stay at our optimal performance. Also, some of us are hard at work to make weight. As much as we discipline ourselves,  our sweet tooth sometimes comes knocking at our doorstep.

To help with my hunger pangs, my jiu-jitsu instructor and good friend James D. gave me his recipe for a high-fiber, high-protein snack:

 Cookie monster approved chocolatey goodness... Can you ever resist that?


  1. 1 1/4 cup canned garbanzo beans drained.
  2. 2 tsp of vanilla extract
  3. 1/2 cup + 2 TB of Peanut butter
  4. 1/4 cup of honey or maple syrup, or agave
  5. 1 tsp of baking powder
  6. Pinch of salt
  7. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  8. Oven pre-heated to 350 degrees oven
  • Put everything in a blender but the chocolate chips.
  • Blend mixture and pour into mixing bowl. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Use a teaspoon to scoop and shape the cookies on an oiled cookie sheet.
  • Place in pre-heated oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.
  • They are super soft when done.
Oh you little rebel - I used instead a spoon to scoop the batter, making bigger cookies.

My total prep time was a mere 15 minutes. In half an hour you can enjoy a great-tasting pre or post training treat!

I suggest indulging in this heavenly delicacy as soon as it cools down from the oven as the cookies dry up if you let it sit after a few hours.

You can thank me later, now go make yourself a batch! Enjoy!