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Healthy Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies

chickpea cookies with bite taken

Guys I’m so excited about these cookies!! I beg all of you! Try these super easy to make and SUPER healthy chickpea cookies! YES! I said chickpea cookies! These delicious bites are vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free, and they can be made nut free (see below) and oil free!

Your kiddos will have no idea they are loaded with wholesome ingredients. The ripe bananas and hint of maple syrup (optional) give these amazing cookies all the sweetness they need. These healthy cookies have no refined sugar, making them a perfectly suitable breakfast or snack. Your kids will love to eat them, and so will you!

chickpea cookies with glass of milk

Okay,

I know what you’re thinking….chickpeas?? In cookies?? Really???

YES! REALLY REALLY!

I know it sounds strange. But I’ve made these cookies like a million times now and truly perfected this fool proof recipe. I’ve shared batches with all my friends and family and guess what? Not a single person guessed there was a chickpea in these cookies! Bonus, my nieces and nephews have who no problem being brutally honest with me…maybe to a fault, asks for them again and again.

These cookies are scrumptious and perfectly wholesome. Want cookies for breakfast? No problem! Now you can have your cookies, and eat them too! And all with zero guilt attached! Happy dance!

Chickpea Cookies with coffee mug

Did I mention how EASY these chickpea cookies are to make?

Just add ALL of the ingredients to your food processor and process until mostly smooth. No ingredient prep, just mix!! My favourite kind of recipe! These cookies practically make themselves. 😉

Form your chickpea cookies onto a prepared baking sheet using a metal teaspoon. You should get about 30 cookies, so use a large tray. Scoop the mixture and gently slide the batter off the spoon, onto the tray and bake. That’s it! These cookies are truly quick and easy. So if you need a dessert or breakfast idea in a pinch, make this your go to! You won’t be disappointed, and your kiddos will thank you endlessly!

Making chickpea cookies

healthy chickpea cookies on baking sheet

I know my kids have no problem eating cookies for breakfast. Well now they can and I feel good about the nutrients and wholesome ingredients they’re consuming! These cookies also freeze well if you want to always have some on hand for easy breakfasts throughout your busy work week. I’m often make a double batch of these because they just don’t seem to last long!

Chickpea Cookies stack and plated

Want to take this recipe to the next level?Use homemade peanut butter instead. Or make these cookies nut free by replacing the peanut butter with tahini. I’ve received some feedback that this works perfectly, although I have yet to try them this way.

Want more healthy cookie ideas? Try these Allergen Friendly Sweet Potato Cookies that are perfect for school safe snacks!

Chickpea Cookies pin

chickpea cookies with bite taken

Healthy Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: gluten free, Oil Free Option, refined sugar free, vegan
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 30 Cookies
These healthy chickpea cookies make a perfect breakfast for you and your kiddos. They are loaded with protein and delicious peanut butter. Yum!
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Ingredients

  • 1 13.5 oz can chickpeas drained & rinsed
  • 2 large very ripe bananas
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup optional
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup natural smooth peanut butter homemade or store bought (or sub soy butter for nut free)
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or apple sauce if avoiding oil
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract optional
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking steel cut oats or rolled oats

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Add all the ingredients to your food processor and process until smooth.
  • Using a metal teaspoon, scoop the mixture onto your prepared baking sheet and form your cookies.
  • Bake for 18 minutes, or until lightly golden around the edges. Allow cookies to cool completely to help them firm up before serving.
Serving: 1Cookie | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 94mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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*Nutritional information is an estimate, calculated using online tools.

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34 Comments

  1. Bethany

    5 stars
    These cookies were amazing! I replaced the peanut butter with tahini to make them school friendly and my little ones loved them. Thank you so much for this recipe, with back to school around the corner, this will be a perfect healthy treat to send in their lunch boxes!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    • rosa

      Hi Ruth, yes you can use a blender, just try not to over process the batter. You may also want to blend half the ingredients at a time and then mix in a bowl depending on the size of your blender. Hope you enjoy!

  2. AJ

    I can’t use oil and usually use the powdered peanut butter which is way lower fat. I wonder if these would turn out ok if I sub these ingredients.

    • rosa

      Hi AJ, by replacing two of the liquid ingredients with powder, this will definitely alter the texture and consistency. It will need some liquid to balance out those substitutions. Without testing a brand new recipe, I can’t say for certain how that would turn out.

  3. Meghna

    5 stars
    Hey Rosa, I always love visiting your blog & making your recipes. They work every single time & I am just so glad to ding this chickpea cookie here, it’ll be a wonderful addition to my cookie collection. Thanks much for the detailed info.

  4. Sarah

    5 stars
    Alright you have my attention. I really don’t like chickpeas, but like hummus, so I’m so keen to try these out to see if I can hide them from myself in cookies haha!

    • rosa

      I promise these don’t taste like chickpeas Sarah. My kids and nieces and nephews loves these and they too HATE chickpeas lol. I’d love to hear your thoughts if you end up trying them. 🙂

  5. Jessie

    5 stars
    I have never heard of putting chickpeas in cookies before but I am gonna have to give these a try!! Always looking for new baking recipes, my daughter loves to bake!

  6. Cathy

    5 stars
    I’ve never made chickpea cookies so I’m very interested in making them and trying these. They look so yummy and healthy! I can’t wait to try these, they seem like the perfect treat to keep around and have with my cup of coffee!

  7. Leslie

    5 stars
    These are so good. My daughter loves them and thinks of them as such a treat! I love keeping them on hand in the freezer and taking them out when we need them.. and feeling guilt free about it! Thanks Rosa!

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