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Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

These easy to make Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and not chickpea flour. They're absolutely delicious and no one will ever know they have chickpeas in them!

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies with a bottle of milk.

I always get excited when I can share a sweet recipe that includes healthy ingredients, especially one in which a main ingredient is a can of chickpeas! These healthier cookies are a great way for satisfying a sweet tooth.

Though there are many recipes that use chickpeas in baked goods, these Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies are our favorite so far. These chewy cookies don't taste like they have chickpeas in them and if you mash them real well before combining with the rest of the ingredients you shouldn't see or feel the chickpeas in the finished cookies either.

Though these chickpea cookies are not like regular chocolate chip cookies, the end result tastes really amazing. These cookies are tender, not overly sweet and feel as light as a cloud. 

Chocolate chip cookies made with chickpeas on board.

How to Make Cookies with Chickpeas

You'll notice these cookies are made without peanut butter, so these are great if you are concerned about nut allergies, though maybe not so good if you're a peanut butter lover!

Here's an overview of the ingredients and steps for making these chickpea cookies. You'll find the full recipe at the bottom of the post in the recipe card.

Ingredients Overview:

  • Canned chickpeas (Garbanzo beans)
  • Unsalted butter
  • Brown sugar - Golden brown or dark brown sugar can be used. You might also be able to make these with coconut sugar but I haven't tried it. Do leave me a comment if you decide to try it!
  • One egg
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Whole wheat pastry flour
  • Oat flakes - Could use oat flour, more whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour instead.
  • Cornstarch, baking soda, ground cinnamon and sea salt
  • Semi-sweet mini chocolate chips or chocolate chunks - dark chocolate chips can also be used if that's your preference, the cookies will be slightly less sweet.

Steps Overview:

  1. Heat oven and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients and set aside.
  3. Using the paddle attachment on your stand mixer, beat the chickpeas to mash them up. You could also do this part in a food processor.
  4. Add the softened butter and brown sugar and beat with the chickpeas until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended. Add the dry ingredients and beat until combined and a smooth dough forms. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, scoop dough and place the balls about 2 inches apart on a baking tray. Bake on the centre rack of your oven until cookies are just golden brown around the edges.
  6. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

A batch of this recipe makes 36 cookies and each cookie has 95 calories.

Chickpea cookies with chocolate chips.

Serving Suggestions

These Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies especially delicious still warm from the oven. But you can also serve them at room temperature. My kids love to dip these cookies in a glass of milk.

Storage Instructions

Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The cookies can also be frozen for up to three months. Thaw cookies in the refrigerator.

If ever you wanted to try baking with chickpeas but had some reservations, I highly encourage you to try this chickpea cookie recipe, I think you will be pleasantly surprised by the outcome.

Enjoy!

More Cookies to Try

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies with a bottle of milk.

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

These easy to make Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies are made with canned chickpeas (garbanzo beans) and not chickpea flour. They're absolutely delicious and no one will ever know they have chickpeas in them!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert/ snack
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 95 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup canned chickpeas drained and rinsed (loose skins removed)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1.5 cups whole wheat pastry flour or all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons ground oat flakes could use more whole wheat flour instead
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, ground oats, cornstarch, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the chickpeas and start your mixer to break up the chickpeas, process for about 4 minutes, scraping the bowl down a few times to get the chickpeas properly mashed. You could also do this part in a food processor.
  • Add the softened butter and beat with the chickpeas for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the brown sugar and beat on medium speed until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla until well blended.
  • Add in the dry ingredients and beat until just well blended, mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a number 50 scoop (or a regular tablespoon), scoop the cookie dough and place the balls of dough on the baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Bake on the centre rack of your oven for 8-10 minutes, until cookies are just golden brown around the edges.
  • Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

  1. If you don't own a stand mixer, a food processor could be used to mash the chickpeas.
  2. Store cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The cookies can also be frozen for up to three months. Thaw cookies in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 95kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 64mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 89IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies, Garbanzo Bean Cookies
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The Hungry Mum

Monday 29th of February 2016

We buy so many tins of chickpeas but i have never thought of turning them into bickies - yum!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Monday 29th of February 2016

Thanks! You should give these cookies a try, I think you'll be pleased with how they turn out!

nancyc

Sunday 21st of February 2016

Chocolate chip cookies with a healthy twist–what's not to like about that! :)

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Tuesday 23rd of February 2016

My thoughts exactly! Thanks Nancy!

Suchitra

Sunday 21st of February 2016

I am aware of desserts made with beans but chickpeas?? This is the first time I am hearing about it! What a fantastic way to make the cookies a little more healthier for the kids! By the way, what exactly is pastry wheat flour? Thanks for bringing this to FF!

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 21st of February 2016

Thank you! I like to use whole wheat pastry flour, instead of all purpose flour to increase the nutrition in my muffins and cookies. Whole wheat pastry flour is milled from soft white wheat, and regular whole wheat flour is milled from hard red wheat. Whole wheat pastry flour has a lower protein content than regular whole wheat flour so it's great for making tender whole grain baked goods.

Julie is Hostess At Heart

Saturday 20th of February 2016

What a wonderful idea! I've seen recipes using black beans but not chick peas. They do look light as a cloud.

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Sunday 21st of February 2016

Thanks Julie, yes I've seen those recipes for brownies too, now that I know beans can be added to baked good and taste delicious, I think I may even try black beans in brownies!

Jhuls

Saturday 20th of February 2016

What a lovely idea to include chickpeas in these cookies - they look delicious. :)

Sweet and Savoury Pursuits

Saturday 20th of February 2016

Thank you so much, trying hard to feed my kids some healthier treats!

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