These chickpea chocolate chip cookies are easy and delicious! You won't be able to tell they're mostly beans, making them healthier than the classic cookie! Whether you egg-free, dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, or just a lover of all cookies, these chickpea cookies are for you!
Are chickpea chocolate chip cookies healthy?
Chickpeas, or garbanzo beans, are loaded with protein, fiber, and complex carbohydrates! And these chickpea chocolate chip cookies are vegan and gluten-free! That said, they do have sweeteners like sugar and maple syrup, so I wouldn't say they're super healthy but definitely healthier than the classic chocolate chip cookie!
Because these chickpea cookies are egg-free, you can enjoy the cookie dough without worrying about getting sick! Really, feel free to just grab a spoon and skip turning the oven on.
Does it taste like chickpeas?
No! You can tell they're not the classic cookies full of butter and sugar, but you can't tell they're make from chickpeas. Although, the chickpea flavor is a little noticeable if you eat them while warm, so make sure to cool the cookies completely before eating them!
How to make chickpea chocolate chip cookies
Preheat your oven to 340°F / 180°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
While you're waiting for the oven to preheat, add all the ingredients except the chocolate chips and flaky salt into a blender or food processor. Process until you get a smooth cookie dough. Stir in the chocolate chips, saving about a ¼ cup to use as garnish.
Drop about a tablespoon of chickpea cookie dough onto the parchment paper and top with the chocolate chips you saved. Bake them in the oven for 20 minutes, and cool completely before eating!
These cookies are so easy to make and surprisingly delicious! I'm actually thankful that my body doesn't tolerate gluten as well as it used to. If I didn't develop this mild intolerance, I would've never thought to try chickpea cookies!
Although it's incredible that these cookies are gluten-free and vegan friendly, my favorite thing about these cookies is that it comes together in a blender! As a mom, I don't always have the time or energy to make regular cookies and end up with a mound of dishes in the sink.
Because let's be honest, my sink's already full of dishes. No need to add to it to fulfill a craving.
These chocolate chip cookies are vegan, gluten-free, and pretty low on the amount of sugar and oil, but you can't tell at all! They have a nice crunch on the outside but the center is nice and soft.
They last a few days in an airtight container, but they're definitely most delicious on the day they're baked!
Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 can (15oz/400g) chickpeas
- ½ cup / 50g gluten-free oats
- ¼ cup / 50g light brown sugar (but whatever you have)
- ½ teaspoon / 3g fine sea salt
- ½ teaspoon / 3g baking soda
- 1 pinch ground cinnamon (optional)
- ¼ cup / 80g maple syrup
- 3 tablespoons / 40g olive oil (coconut oil will produce thicker cookies)
- 1 tablespoon / 15g vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon / 5g apple cider vinegar
- ¾ cup / 128g vegan chocolate chips (save ¼ cup of it to sprinkle on top before baking)
- flaky sea salt, to garnish
- Preheat the oven to 340°F/170°C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and set aside.
- In a blender or food processor, add all the ingredients except the chocolate chips and flaky salt, and process until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips, saving about ¼ cup.
- Drop the dough onto the parchment paper, about a tablespoon each, and top with the extra chocolate chips and a pinch of flaky salt.
- Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Cool completely before enjoying.
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Updated July 17, 2020 (Originally published January 5, 2019)
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