Edible Chickpea Cookie Dough (Gluten Free)




Introduction: Edible Chickpea Cookie Dough (Gluten Free)

Servings: 4-6 servings

This cookie dough tastes exactly like real cookie dough! You would never think it is mainly made of chickpeas...don't worry, though, it doesn't taste like beans. It also doesn't have any granulated sugar because the sweetness comes from honey or agave (and a few chocolate chips:)

It is also so simple! You can whip up a bowl of this treat in less than 5 minutes.


1 15 oz can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (or other nut butter)

1/4 cup + 1 tbsp oats

1/4 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup pure maple syrup (or agave) (or more if desired)

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1/3 cup chocolate chips (milk or dark, mini or regular)


Food Processor

Step 1: Add Ingredients

In a food processor, add all the ingredients except the chocolate chips.

Step 2: Pulse

Turn on the blender and let it run until the ingredients are smooth and combined. You may need to stop a couple times to scrape the sides to make sure all ingredients are being evenly processed.

Step 3: Chocolate Chips & Enjoy

Transfer the dough into a bowl and fold in the chocolate chips. Enjoy now or refrigerate and enjoy later!

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Question 2 years ago on Introduction

Just wondering what is the purpose of adding baking powder?

Jessica Garner
Jessica Garner

Answer 2 years ago

Hi Shatwin,
Yes, that's a great question since you are not actually baking the dough. What I have found is that the baking powder adds a flavor that lends to the iconic taste of normal cookie dough so even though the dough is actually edible it tastes like normal raw cookie dough.

Penolopy Bulnick
Penolopy Bulnick

2 years ago

I don't think I've seen edible cookie dough made with chickpeas before! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

Have you tried a version without nut butter before?

Jessica Garner
Jessica Garner

Reply 2 years ago

Thank you! I have not tried this recipe without nut butter because I personally like that taste and it does need that creamy/wet ingredient. I have heard though that you can replace the nut butter with greek yogurt or applesauce. I hope that helps and that you give it a try. If you do, I would love to hear how it goes!


2 years ago

I'm going to try this. I get sweet cravings. Chick peas are a great idea.