You know those days when you just need chocolate for breakfast? Well, if you look through the recipe index, you will see I need chocolate quite a lot. I LOVE IT!!! So on my quest to healthify (is that even a word?!) everything, and make it super nutritious, here is an amazing chocolate spread that is sooooo good for you! The base of this spread is.... drumroll please... chickpeas! You read that right. Think of it as a sweet hummus if you want. The chickpeas make this an excellent plant-based protein rich meal. Use leftover chickpeas you have already cooked and cooled off. Or if you can't be bothered to cook them yourself, find BPA-free canned chickpeas and rinse them very well before using. Often they are salted, which will not work well in this recipe, so make sure to find unsalted ones!
Preparation time: 5 minutes to assemble (excludes chickpeas soaking and cooking time)
Makes 1.5 cups:
1 cup chickpeas, cooked and cooled
2 Tbsp cold-pressed macadamia oil (or cold-pressed sesame oil)
2 Tbsp maple syrup or raw honey
1 Tbsp water
1 Tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp cinnamon
pinch of sea salt
1. Put all ingredients in a blender or food processor, and blend for 3 minutes on high until super creamy. That's it!