The Best Healthy Chickpea Cookies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes
Yield: 6Categories: Baking, Desserts
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These chickpea cookies are so easy to make, require no flour and are absolutely delicious!  They are gooey on the inside and chewy on the outside, like the perfect cookies should be!

The legumes add a lot of moisture to these cookies meaning the interior is are lovely and soft. I personally think they are best eaten straight from the oven while they are still hot and the chocolate has melted! As you can see from the ingredients list they contain no flour, butter or refined white sugar so this is definitely a more nutrient dense way of making the classic cookie.

I prefer to use a bar of chocolate that I have roughly chopped into chunks instead of chocolate chips and this is reflected in the recipe, however, if you prefer chocolate chips you can sub them in.

You could also experiment with this by using a dairy free white chocolate or dark chocolate instead of milk if preferred. Alternatively you could go really wild and use all three types!I have noted the bake time for these chickpea cookies to be 20 minutes but this might vary depending on how hot your oven gets so keep an eye on them to prevent any burning.

If you like these cookies you may also like my recipe for Chickpea Blondies which you can find here or my Healthy Oat Cookies recipe.

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  • 1 can chickpeas (approx 240g drained weight)
  • 3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 50g 1/4 cup dairy free chocolate chunks
  • 60ml 3 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • splash vanilla essence
  • pinch sea salt


  1. Drain and thoroughly rinse the chickpeas in cold water before placing in a food processor or blender
  2. Add everything except the chocolate and blitz for a few minutes until well combined and no pieces of chickpea remain
  3. Scrape the mixture out into a large mixing bowl and add the chocolate chips or chunks, mix well so they are evenly distributed throughout
  4. Divide the mixture roughly into six and roll each chunk into a ball before placing on a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Press down on each one slightly to flatten the cookies
  5. Place in a preheated oven for twenty minutes and bake at 170 degrees Celsius


  1. Megan

    Was skeptical about these at first BUT I made them not long ago and they were so good!! You’d never guess they were made from chickpeas!

    • Natasha Gelder

      I’m so glad you liked them! I know what you mean I felt the same initially!


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