I'm going away this weekend and was asked to bring along dessert. While most people who want me over are happy to accommodate me and my food needs, and cook for my restrictive diet, dessert usually is a bit beyond the ability of most of my hosts who aren't used to cooking with gluten free flours. My standard dessert that I like to bring is chocolate chip cookies- who doesn't like them?- but I was out of rice flour, one of the important ingredients needed to make my standard gluten free flour mix.
What I did have in my cupboard was chickpea flour. I'd made chickpea flour based cookies before- they kind of taste like peanut butter cookies, for some reason.
I found a recipe for chickpea flour chocolate chip cookies, tweaked it so it used only the ingredients in my house, and came up with a deliciously yummy chocolate chip cookie (with a slight peanut buttery taste) that was a hit with everyone. In all honesty, though, I still think I prefer my chewy chocolate chip cookies, but this is a good alternative if you have no standard gluten free flour mix ingredients at home, or if you need yours to be grain free for whatever reason.
1/2 cup coconut oil
2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups chickpea flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1. In one container, mix the coconut oil, sugar, molasses, eggs, and vanilla.
2. In another bowl, mix the chickpea flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
3. Mix the contents of both bowls together.
4. Mix in the chocolate chips.
5. Form balls from the dough with a decent amount of space in between them on a cookie tray.
6. Bake at 350 until just starting to turn brownish, approximately 10 minutes.
7. Remove from the oven. Let cool before removing from tray.
What is your standard go-to dessert when you're a guest and you want to bring something to contribute?