Cinnamon Roll Pie

Hey here is an awesome baking recipe perfect for the weather now. If you read through this recipe you are going to ask, “Why would I want to make a cake with chickpeas?”
Easy; chickpeas are gluten free, high in fiber and fairly high in protein. For those that are going for a lower / healthier carb lifestyle to promote weight loss or keeping that lean muscle showing, this is a great alternative. It is also AMAZINGLY TASTY!

Now lets talk practical:

blend the mixture in small batches in a food processor to make sure all the chickpeas chop up;

I added 4 scoop of vanilla protein powder to raise the protein content;

I added raisins (or crasins) because I love cinnamon raisin bread;

I also eliminated the oil and put in 1 cup of apple sauce; this also allowed me to lower the sugar to 1 cup.

Please try this recipe and enjoy!


Have you been looking for a great recipe that lets you sneak in some healthy ingredients? Yes? Then you should MUST give this one a try! Your friends and family will never believe that it’s secret ingredient is beans (that is, if you can coerce yourself to share any of it after you’ve tasted how amazing it is). The original recipe that I followed is from Chocolate Covered Katie but I did make a few alterations, which I have included in the recipe below.

  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 500 grams re-hydrated chick peas (garbanzo beans) *please see note below before making
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 T pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 T butter extract
  • 3 T canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups sugar (white or brown, I used brown)
  •  3 T cinnamon

Pre-heat oven to 350…

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