Chickpea cookies! Chickpea cookies with no flour, no oil, no white sugar. These are just full of chickpeas. And they’re my very favorite healthy cookie so far!* I don’t know if they really classify as cookies so I’ll go with cookie dough bites.
And as a bonus, they’re grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan. Just in case that matters to anyone out there! And if you’re worried about the chickpeas, don’t be. I don’t like chickpeas and won’t eat them but that didn’t prevent me from inhaling these.
Yield: 14 1″ cookies
1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel1
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (165 grams) natural peanut butter, SunButter Natural or almond butter – room temperature2
1/4 cup (80 grams) honey (agave or maple syrup for vegan)
1 teaspoon baking powder3
a pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn’t have salt in it
1/2 cup (90 grams) chocolate chips (use vegan and dairy-free chocolate chips, if needed)
- My can of chickpeas was 400 grams, 240 grams without the water, and I used all but a few tablespoons.
- Don’t even try with regular peanut butter! They’ll come out oily. You MUST use natural peanut butter.
- If you need grain-free baking powder, you can use 1 part cream of tartar + 1 part baking soda + 2 parts arrowroot.
- Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C. Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they’re combined.
- Put in the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.
- Visit The Original Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Recipe (aka Chickpea Cookies) @ texanerin.com for full directions.