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. 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.
Ingredients 1 1/4 cups canned chickpeas, well-rinsed
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
1/4 cup agave
1 teaspoon baking powder
A pinch of salt if your peanut butter doesn't have salt in it
1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips
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.
With wet hands, form into 1 1/2" balls. Place onto a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls. They don't do much rising.
Bake for about 10 minutes. The dough balls will still be very soft when you take them out of the oven.
They will not set like normal cookies.
Store in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the fridge) for up to 1 week.