Ok, that name is kind of misleading. There is nothing mean about this pie. Unless someone makes it and doesn't share with you. But then the person would be the mean one. Not the pie. Whatever.
It is, however, somewhat lean. This pie (which I teased about on Saturday's post) is composed mainly of chickpeas. Yes, the stuff you use to make hummus.
So, next time you feel the need for a cookie, but don't want all the guilt that comes along with it, consider this super easy chocolate chip cookie pie. I'll tell you, when mixed with fat free Cool Whip, this tastes just like an oatmeal cream pie with chocolate chips. Swoon.
Lean & Mean Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
2 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
1 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil (or canola if you'd rather)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend the chickpeas in a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients into the food processor, except for the chocolate chips and blend until all ingredients are combined. Mix in the chocolate chips & pecans. Pour into a greased 9" pie plate. Bake at 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Cool for at least 10 minutes. Serve with fat free whipped cream and sugar free chocolate sauce (if desired).
This can easily be adapted to be a vegan recipe, if you are into that sort of thing.
Recipe adapted from Me and My Pink Mixer blog