Cookies made out of chickpeas…. i know you may be sceptical. You may just be thinking, wow vegans have really gone too far now.
However if you haven’t tried chickpea cookie dough before then you are missing out. Your first thought when you think of chickpea cookie dough may be hummus with chocolate chips. But trust me… that is not how it tastes. It is thick, sweet and so delicious. Not to mention you don’t have to worry about salmonella like you do when eating raw cookie dough with eggs/flour. Also chickpea cookie dough works just as great for breakfast as it does for snacks or desserts.
So… i decided to turn chickpeas into actual cookies. Perfect to bring with me to school or when at home studying.
So let’s start off with the fact that these cookies aren’t crunchy like regular cookies. But i am pretty sure nobody expects these to be exactly like regular cookies. You have to enjoy these cookies for what they are!!
If you want another snack cookie to make, i have made banana oat cookies Here:
My recommendation with these cookies is to allow them to cool fully before eating. They might be a little crumbly.
These also work great to be frozen and reheated… or if super hungry, eat frozen hahha. They don’t turn super hard when frozen so works fine to eat when still cold.
You can switch peanut butter for other nut butter.
You can use nuts or dried fruit instead of chocolate.
Necessary kitchen appliances:
Food processor or handmixer
8 fresh dates – pitted
40g rolled oats
2-4 tbsp peanut butter
3 tbsp stevia or syrup
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
100g chocolate, chopped
Pinch of salt – optional sea salt
In food processor, or in a baking bowl if you are using a hand mixer, add all the ingredients aside from the chocolate chips.
Mix until smooth, but shouldn’t turn into hummus texture either. Taste and add more dates, sweetener or pinch of salt according to your preference.
Add the chopped chocolate and mix in.
Form into cookie shapes (note, if the mixture is far too lose and you it doesn’t hold together. Add more rolled oats).
The cookies won’t change shape in the oven, so you can make them the size you want. However i wouldn’t make them farr too big as then it may not cook evenly.
Place the cookies on a baking tray with parchment paper and bake in the oven for 12-14 minutes at 175C.
Once they are baked, allow them to cool completely before eating. Optional, add a little sea salt on top for that perfect sweet and salty combo.
These work great to be frozen!
Note, you can also decide to skip the baking and just eat the cookie dough as it is.
You can see a video when i make these on my Instagram: itsahealthylifestyle
If you try these, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram or comment below!