Just six ingredients away from the perfect supper time snack. These delicious cookies are easy to make and full of nutrients that can help towards getting you a good nights sleep.
Chickpeas - the key ingredient
Chickpeas are packed full of protein and fibre which can help you to feel fuller for longer- a sensation that can improve your sleep. They also contain high amounts of vitamin B6 – a vitamin known to help your body to produce the “feel-good” hormone, serotonin, and the “sleep-inducing” hormone, melatonin.
Makes 8 biscuits
- 240g cooked chickpeas (drained weight)
- 3 tbsp oats
- 2 tbsp flaked almonds
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan oven)
- Line a baking tray with baking paper
- Place the chickpeas, honey, vanilla essence and ground ginger in a blender or food processor and blend until an almost smooth paste is formed
- Place the mixture into a bowl and stir in the oats and flaked almonds
- Once the ingredients are combined, roll the mixture into small balls and place evenly spaced on the baking tray
- Use a fork to flatten the balls of dough into a cookie shape
- Place in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
- Once baked, transfer the cookies to a cooling rack to cool
Enjoy with a glass of milk or your favourite caffeine-free bedtime brew!
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