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Chickpea Chocolate Chip & Peanut Butter Cookies

I hear what you’re thinking…. Chickpeas are great for making hummus, but in chocolate chip cookies??? Ew.

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I’ve spent the last few days trying to master a healthy version of choc chip cookies and after many taste testing sessions, I have finally come up with a rather interesting version with an odd ingredient.. Chickpeas…

The thought of using a legume as the main base for a sweet dessert/snack can be quite off putting, I know, but I promise you, if you ate these blind folded you wouldn’t even know chickpeas were used!

Full of fibre, plant-based protein, manganese and zinc, these cookies take 15  minutes to cook and about 2 seconds to melt and crumble inside your mouth. I’ve added choc chip melts in because my brothers & dad are mad chocoholics but you can leave them out if you wanted to create a vegan and dairy free version. They are also gluten-free and grain free.

Makes: 8-10 cookies

Calories per cookie: 60 | 7g protein | 9g carbs


  • 1 can (400g) chickpeas, washed and drained
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup/honey
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (I used homemade)
  • cinnamon
  • handful organic choc chip cookies (found in health food isle)

What to do:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees and line baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse all ingredients until combined.
  3. Scoop out mixture, roll into a circle between your hands, and then flatten down onto baking tray. Repeat until all mixture is used. Top with any extra choc chip buttons.
  4. Cook for 10-15 minutes until golden brown and biscuits are moist. (Cringe. I hate that word, but I couldn’t think of anything else. Sorry folks.)
  5.  Remove from oven and let them cool before serving. Enjoy!

FYI: these are incredible food porn dipped in melted peanut butter (drooooooool)

My dad who isn’t into the ‘health food stuff’ just had four of these, so I guess they can’t be too bad. Right? 😉

– Love, Kaelli



    • Thanks for stopping by. My pleasure! Hopefully you will love them as much I did.
      I’d love to hear back on how you go..
      ps- beautiful blog 🙂
      – Love Kaelli

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