This is one of my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipes. I first tried them in my college public speaking class where students had to give a demonstration speech. A student demonstrated this cookie recipe and blew our minds because of the secret ingredient. Well, the secret is that they have chickpeas in them. You can’t taste them but it provides a nice fluffiness and lends itself to a more filling cookie along with oats. Now the chickpeas don’t replace any of the other typical ingredients in a cookie it simply adds more fiber and protein. When I make these cookies, I tell everybody to try them before I tell them what’s the special ingredient is, everyone seems to be pretty blown away when they find out there are chickpeas in them. You can tell the texture is a bit different, but you can’t really tell why. These chocolate chip cookies really are more like an oatmeal cookie meets chocolate chip cookie with some chickpeas just thrown in there.