It’s day 2 of the 7 days of Chickpea Flour Cookies!
Let’s face it: we all need plenty of energy this month. Visits from and with family and friends, wrapping gifts, decorating the house, baking, cooking, cleaning and celebrating, oh my! Add to that, it’s chilly in most parts of the country, including right here in Texas.
So allow me to humbly propose adding at least one batch of granola bars to your holiday cookie-baking list. They will power you through countless tasks on your to-do list (plus, they are an easy way to justify eating more baked goods all month long!).
These particular bars are gluten-free and vegan, but their most important qualities are great flavor, crunchy texture, and versatility (i.e., eat them for breakfast, snack or as dessert, vary the flavor and add-ins, etc).
They get a protein boost from chickpea flour, which also helps to hold them together. Chickpea flour can be used as an egg substitute in a wide variety of vegan recipes, and that same binding power is at work here.
These make a terrific gift, too–it makes a lot of bars, so you can give some away and save a few for yourself. Happy baking!