Chickpea Cookie Dough

I have another pantry staple recipe for you this week, using chickpeas: Chickpea Cookie Dough. If you missed my post last week, I posted a variety of Pantry Staple Recipes using popular pantry staple items.

I’ve seen a lot of sweet chickpea recipes- anything from chickpea cookies to chickpea blondies. I decided to put my can of chickpeas to use and make a sweet dessert. This chickpea cookie dough is made with 6 simple ingredients and is gluten free and vegan. The best part is it can be made in 5 minutes or less!

chickpea chocolate chip cookies

If you prefer baked cookies over cookie dough, you can also bake them into cookies – just add 1/2 tsp of baking soda. The batter will be sticky so refrigerate it for about 30 minutes to help it form.  Use a cookie scooper to place cookies onto a baking dish. Bake cookies for ~15 minutes at 350 degrees.

chickpea chocolate chip cookies

Ingredients In Chickpea Cookie Dough:

Chickpeas: You will need 1 16oz can of chickpeas. Make sure to rinse the chickpeas thoroughly prior to blending.

Almond Butter: Use a natural almond butter that contains no added sugars or oils. You can substitute peanut butter if you want more of a chocolate chip peanut butter cookie taste.

Maple Syrup: Use a natural maple syrup with only one ingredient: maple syrup.

Rolled Oats: Use gluten free rolled oats to make this recipe gluten free. Gluten-free quick oats will work as well.

Chocolate Chips: You can use any paleo or vegan chocolate chips in the recipe. I used Enjoy Life Foods vegan chocolate chips.

Salt: Add just a pinch!

chocolate chip chickpea cookies

I hope you enjoy this recipe. If you give it a try, please leave a comment below or tag me on instagram and let me know what you think!


Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

These delicious chocolate chip chickpea cookies only require 6 ingredients to make and are both gluten free and dairy free!
Course Dessert


  • Food Processor


  • 1 16oz Can Chickpeas
  • 1/4 cup Natural Almond Butter
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 3 tbsp Gluten Free Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
  • Salt a pinch


  • Remove the chickpeas from can and rinse thoroughly. If the chickpeas still have a strong taste after rinsing, consider boiling them for a few minutes and re-straining. Set aside to dry.
  • Add all of the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a food processor. Blend until smooth.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Place in a bowl. I like to place it in the fridge for about 20 minutes to allow to cool and set.
  • Remove from fridge and add 1/2 tsp baking soda. Form the batter into cookies and bake at 350 deg for 15 mins. Store leftovers in fridge.
Keyword Chickpea Cookies, Cookies, Gluten Free, Vegan

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