It tastes too good to be healthy!

Wow, so anybody else think June flew by? Surprised smile

Our month was filled with lots of excitement … from our move, to having family in town on three different weekends!  And our July isn’t slowing down either.  In the not-so distant future, we’ll be leaving on a plane to Europe!

But I’m getting ahead of myself.  For now, let’s talk pizza.  And chocolate chips cookies. 

Basically, my two favorite things.

Last week, we had one of Brandon’s friends over for dinner.  And since I can never make life easy on myself, I decided that we should try something new … grilled pizza! Thumbs up

I did a few Google searches to see different recommendations on grilling pizza.  In the end, this is what we came up with!

How to grill pizza:

  1. Roll out your dough to your desired thickness (next time, I’ll make ours even thinner … it puffed up a little too much for my liking).  We used dough from the Publix bakery, and we rolled it out using a little flour on our hands and the rolling pin.
  2. Get all of your toppings ready.  We used my BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe this time, so I cut up cooked chicken, mixed up the sauce, chopped up the red onion and cilantro, and took the shredded cheese out of the fridge.
  3. Spray your grill with nonstick cooking spray.  Then heat up your grill so that it’s nice and hot.
  4. Brush extra-virgin olive oil onto one side of your dough.
  5. When all of your ingredients are sitting by the grill and ready to go, put your dough on the grill oiled-side down.
  6. After just a couple of minutes, peek under the dough to see if grill marks have formed.  You want the dough to be cooked but not burned.
  7. When it’s ready, flip the dough over.  Quickly add all of your toppings (or you can take the dough off the grill while you add the toppings, and place it back on after.  This might be the safer option … I definitely felt like my hand was going to catch on fire a couple of times. Smile with tongue out).
  8. Once your toppings are on, close the lid and let everything cook for just a couple of minutes.  Once the cheese is melted, your pizza is ready!

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The end result:

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Totally worth burning the hair off my arms. Winking smile

After dinner, I served this:

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A piece of chocolate chip cookie pie, served with some vanilla ice cream.

But guess what?  This isn’t just any chocolate chip cookie pie.

It’s actually healthy.

Before you stop reading this post because you have no interest in a healthy dessert, can I just tell you … it doesn’t taste healthy.  Like, at all.

Scouts Honor.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

(slightly modified from this recipe)

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cans (about 22 oz. total) of chickpeas (aka garbanzo beans), drained and rinsed well
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 and 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all of the ingredients (except the chocolate chips) into a food processor.
  3. Pulse everything for a couple minutes, until the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is really smooth.
  4. Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour finished batter into a 10-inch springform pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until the edges of the pie are just browning and pulling away from the pan.
  7. Let the pie sit for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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In my opinion, this pie is best served warm with a little vanilla ice cream.

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But it’s just as delicious on its own.

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Y’all I promise.  You do NOT taste the chickpeas.  At all.  Just make sure you blend everything in the food processor really well, and I promise you’ll be happy with the results.  It truly just tastes like you’re eating a giant, soft chocolate chip cookie.

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I have to give Katie huge props for this recipe.  Click on her name and go check out her other incredible recipes.  The girl is a genius, in my book! Winking smile

Question for you …

What did you do this weekend?

Ever grilled pizza?  Any tips or tricks you’d like to add?

Are you going to stop being scared and try this recipe?  Seriously, just do it!



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35 Responses to It tastes too good to be healthy!

  1. Laurie @Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Wow, excellent recipes today! These looks so delicious!
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  2. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    First of all, that pizza looks completely perfect… such pretty colors, and full of flavors! And second, I am glad you talked about the cookie pie recipe! I have wanted to give this is a go but have certainly been reluctant about how it *really* tasted… glad to know it is delicious! Perhaps this will be my 4th of July dessert :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      I wouldn’t have shared it if I didn’t like it. But I was seriously impressed! :)

  3. Leslie Hardy

    I made black bean brownies before and had everyone from work try them to get their opinion….then I told them what they were made of!! They tasted just like chocolate fudge, you would have never known and most said they probably wouldn’t have tried them if they had known! I will definitely be trying your recipe!

    • notsodomesticated

      Haha it’s funny you mention those because I was just looking up black bean brownies on Pinterest last night!! ;) PLEASE try this recipe and let me know what you think! :)

  4. Allison at RunTriLove

    That cookie pie recipe looks delicious. I will definitely be making it in the next couple of days. Congrats on your new job and your new home :-)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Let me know what you think of the recipe. If you don’t like it, I will die of shock haha! And I actually thought it was even better the next day. I just popped a piece in the microwave for 10 seconds, and I was good to go!

  5. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    cody and i LOVE grilling pizza! especially lately so we don’t heat up the house with the oven. it’s so easy and makes it delicious too. that cookie pie looks awesome! i need to try that for cody since he loves his chocolate chip cookies so much!
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  6. Kat

    LOVE grilled pizza! Ok I really just love pizza in general lol But theres something about grilled pizza that just screams amazing.
    And that pie…Ive got to try it!!
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  7. amy @ fearless homemaker

    ooh your grilled pizza looks fab! and i hope you’re not kidding about burning the hair off your arms because i totally did that yesterday + i’m relieved to hear that I’m not the only one who’s done that. currently, i have one hairless arm, ha! =) i’ve got to try the cookie cake soon – you know i love a healthified recipe!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahah how did you burn your hair off? That is too funny!

      • amy @ fearless homemaker

        got too close to the gas burners on the stovetop while making mac + cheese. embarrassing but true!
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        • notsodomesticated

          Eh don’t feel bad. I currently have a couple of scars on my hand from burning myself with the iron. I thought it would be a good idea to try to iron a shirt while it was on my body. I was really careful not to burn my chest as I was ironing, but then I somehow turned the iron around and burned my hand. Super smart. ;)

  8. Theresa

    wow i love that pie recipe, you can seriously do some amazing things with chickpeas huh? i have a big can right now at home, so i’m thinking this one needs to be tried this week :)
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  9. Holly

    This makes me want a grill even more. I have been dying to try grilled pizza, but we don’t have a grill. Boo! There were even HUGE sales at Lowes that weekend on grills…Craig & I were SERIOUSLY considering buying one. Maybe I can just how him these pictures & it will convince him ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      If you can get a grill at a good price, I think it’s completely worth it. Of course, we also live in the south, so we’ll get to use ours for the majority of the year!

  10. Amy@ahealthyandhappyheart

    OMG! I never thought to grill a pizza! Brilliant! You have just given me dinner and dessert for tonight! Thanks :)
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  11. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    Looks like I will be making that on the 4th of July!! I’ve made cookie dough before with chickpeas and I thought it was really good. The brown sugar is really what give it it’s “taste” and that’s still there so its all good in my book!!
    That pizza looks amazing. We might have to try that too! :) And yes…June FLEW by. Can hardly believe its July already.
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  12. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    That pizza looks amazing! Like seriously!!! I want a piece right now. Also, I’m completely smitten with Katie! That girl and her awesome blog stole my heart a long time ago. Have you tried the Ultimate Chocolate Fudge Pie with…gasp…tofu in it?!? It’s amazing. Pure deliciousness!
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  13. Yellow Haired Girl

    That pizza looks INCREDIBLE. Come cook for me!
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  14. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    I’ve had that chocolate chip cookie pie before and it’s AMAZING!!! Also, that pizza looks great :D . I hope you have an amazing day pretty lady <3
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  15. Louisa

    It looks so good, but it seems SO wrong for chick peas and chocolate chip cookies to have anything in common!

    • notsodomesticated

      Hahaha Louisa, believe me, I think the same thing. But just ignore logic for a while and try it!! ;) I ate almost the entire thing in 4 days!

  16. jessie

    Wow, that pizza and chocolate chip cookie pie look AMAZING! I don’t think I’d be able to stay away from that cake. I have zero self-control when it comes to sweets :( .

    Even though my weekends usually only consist of one day, being sunday.. My husband and I went to the mall, and did grocery shopping. I know exciting right? haha.. (Were currently living in Kuwait @ the moment, and he works Mon-Saturday, so we only get one day to go out.. and this Sunday all we cared to really do is relax!)

    **Also, i just started my own blog..TODAY! Check it out please :)
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  17. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    I made Katie’s chocolate chip blondies a while back and OH my WORD! They tasted so good, I would’ve never believed that they were healthy if I didn’t make them myself!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I think I might make those next … I can’t resist!! ;)

  18. Reketta

    I’m very excited to try my hand at the chocolate chip cookie pie. I’m currently abroad in South Korea and some of the ingredients listed will be hard to come by. But by golly I’ll have a piece of home, if it’s the last thing I do. lol! Lovely post!

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you for commenting, Reketta!! How long are you in South Korea? What are you there for?

      • Reketta

        I teach ESL to elementary school students here. Foreign teachers have a one year contract and I started in March. I have a while before I see home again :) . I discovered your blog yesterday, while trying to find motivation to run. Although I’ve already done two races in SK, I recently lost my running mojo and your blog has been helpful in getting rid of my lazy blues.

        • notsodomesticated

          Wow, I think the work you do is amazing. Thank you for what you do! And I hope you catch the running bug again! ;) But if not, there’s tons of other ways to get out there and sweat!!

  19. Brandi@StringCheeseRunner

    I actually tried this recipe for the pie and it turned out AWFUL. I don’t know if I didn’t get the chickpeas mixed up right, but I wanted to vomit. Maybe I should try it again?
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    • notsodomesticated

      Oh nooo! What a bummer! I’m telling you, I wouldn’t have eaten the entire thing (or posted the recipe) if I didn’t fall in love. Do you have a good food processor? I think it’s necessary so that you can blend everything really well. And don’t be afraid to let that thing just do its job for several minutes. You want it blended really well. And you did drain the chickpeas first, right? That’s the only other issue I could think of!

  20. Mary@FitandFed

    I’m not the grill-master in chief around here, but I must say he’s had some notable failures with pizza. I think it’s hard for us to get our grill hot enough: when we cook pizza in the oven, we do it at 500 degrees. I was going to skip looking at the chocolate chip cookie pie recipe until you said it was healthy (yes, I do like healthy desserts) and my goodness, it actually is healthy with all the chickpeas, applesauce, etc. And it’s gluten-free. I’m going to save this recipe to try, thanks!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I hope you try the pie! Just be sure to use a really good food processor. I believe it makes all the difference!

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