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Easy Healthy Chickpea Cookies

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I beg all of you, right now! Try these super easy to make and SUPER healthy chickpea cookies! YES! I said chickpea cookies!

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

chickpea cookies with glass of milk


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


I know it sounds interesting. But I’ve made these countless times and truly perfected this fool proof recipe. I’ve shared these cookies with all my friends and family and guess what? Not a single complaint! No, they aren’t just being nice. My nieces and nephews have no problem being brutally honest with me…maybe to a fault. 🙂

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

So ahead and indulge in a few of these with your morning coffee!

Chickpea Cookies with coffee mug

Did I mention how EASY these cookies are to make?

Just add ALL of the ingredients to your food processor and process until smooth. My favourite kind of recipe! The prep work practically does itself.

chickpea cookies batter in food processor

Next, you will form your chickpea cookies onto a prepared baking sheet using a metal tablespoon. This recipe makes about 30 cookies, so use a large baking tray. I use a tablespoon and then gently slide the batter off with one finger. These cookies are truly quick and easy. So if you need dessert or breakfast ideas in a pinch, make this your go to! You won’t be disappointed, and your kids will thank you!

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! You can definitely make a double batch of these and freeze some for easy breakfasts during a busy work week. I’m personally always making 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 rather than store bought. YUMM!

chickpea peanut butter cookies pin

chickpea cookies with bite taken

Easy Healthy Chickpea Cookies

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 23 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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  • 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
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract optional
  • 3/4 cup quick cooking steel cut oats or rolled oats


  • 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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  1. 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.

  2. Meghna

    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.

  3. Sarah

    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. 🙂

  4. Jessie

    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!

  5. Cathy

    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!

  6. Leslie

    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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