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Jessica Joy

Knitwear designer and writer

Recipe: Chickpea Chocolate Pie (gluten free)

I’m sure 95% of taste in any chocolate pie, is the chocolate. What creates the base behind it doesn’t matter a huge amount. Although it was definitely the chickpeas that drew me to this recipe. I was intrigued by the healthy mix, which appealed so much more than heavy, dry chocolate cake. The recipe is from the healthy dessert blog, Chocolate Covered Katie, which you can find here.

Oh my goodness, it doesn’t disappoint. It’s really not so much a pie, as a giant, thick, gooey cookie. Due to my kitchen lacking a food processor, I made this at my dad’s this weekend. The picture was taken after the train journey home. Pie smoosh!

I made a minor adjustment and had to substitute the applesauce. Apparently it’s used as a healthy substitute for oils, so I reversed the theory and used an extra 1/4 cup of vegetable oil. It doesn’t taste fantastic as batter, but cooking does something magical to it.  Try it with a scoop of ice cream hot, or wait for it to cool completely for a real cookie experience.

The best bit, not feeling guilty about eating three slices at once!

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