Chickpea Cookie Dough – Healthy Vegan Cookie Dough

Delicious, healthy, guilt-free Chickpea Cookie Dough which is so easy to prepare from accessible ingredients.

This is a fuss free recipe for the Vegan Cookie Dough that you can enjoy any time you fancy something sweet.

This Chickpea Cookie Dough can be easily transformed into delicious Chickpea Cookies.

  • totally guilt FREE treat!
  • actually really healthy dessert
  • high in fiber and protein
  • super easy
  • 100% plant based
  • budget friendly
  • can be eaten as a dough, or as power balls, or baked as cookies

Chickpea Cookie Dough in form of balls in a white ramekin.

If only there were sweet treats that we could eat guilt free and actually feel good about it..

How about I tell you there are, and this edible Chickpea Cookie Dough is one of them!

There are many variants of edible cookie dough recipe online, but knowing all the benefits of this one you can just forget about the others.

First of all – wholesome ingredients like chickpeas, oats and peanut butter!

This Vegan Cookie Dough recipe does not require addition of fats like vegan butter. Chickpeas and peanut butter contain healthy fats, and are responsible for rich and creamy consistency.

Secondly, this recipe is so much faster than others. No need to heat treat raw flour, as oats can be eaten raw. No risk of getting ill, as this recipe is 100% egg-free and flour-free. Just blend and mix ingredients and enjoy your healthy sweet treat. Totally fuss-free!

There are few important basic ingredients and there are few that can be swapped to some extend. As with every cookie dough, there are many additions that could improve this recipe according to what you like.

Ingredients for Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough.


Chickpeas are the basis of the recipe and they are the reason the dough is creamy.

If you are using jar or can of chickpeas, don’t throw the chickpea brine away. You can make fantastic Vegan Mayo with aquafaba and few other additions.

If you’re not addicted to chickpeas yet, like I am, you will be after trying this cookie dough. Garbanzo beans are not only super-duper nutritious, filling and tasty. They are so versatile you can eat them in salads, make bread spreads (hummus!) or burgers, add them to soups and of course use them in desserts. Not to mention chickpea brine – aquafaba, which is like a magic ingredient of vegan cooking and baking.

Did I mention that they are fantastic source of fiber and 1 cup packs 39 grams of protein?

If you don’t have chickpeas you can try and use white beans instead.


Fine oats types, like instant oats or rolled oats, are the best for this cookie dough. We need to blend them to resemble oat flour, so the finer they are the faster you will blend them.

Btw, oats are another super food hero in this recipe.

If you want, you can substitute all or part of the oats with almond flour or coconut flour.

Vegan Cookie Dough in form of balls in a white ramekin.


Ok, we are not making hummus, we need some sweetener to get a delicious, sweet cookie dough. Pure maple syrup or agave syrup will do great. For best results I prefer to use liquid sweeteners in this recipe.


I use smooth peanut butter in Chickpea Cookie Dough, but don’t let having crunchy peanut butter in your pantry stop you from trying. I’m sure it will work just great. Be sure to use good quality butter with only peanuts as ingredients (some peanut butters have even up to 10% oils added).

If you are allergic to peanuts – almond butter, cashew butter (or any good nut butter) is a great substitute. If you like taste of Halva you may want to try using tahini (sesame paste).


If you don’t have dairy free chocolate chips or chunks you can use chopped chocolate. This is a classic addition to cookie dough, but you can get creative and go for chopped roasted nuts, raisins or colorful candy sprinkle instead.

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With spoon straight from the bowl, duhh!

But not only that..

You can shape your Chickpea Dough into bite size power balls for easy snacking. Roll them in cocoa, shredded coconut or colorful candies.

You may also like other healthy snacks:

Chocolate Chip Banana Bars

Chickpea Vegan Cookie Dough in a glass bowl on a decorative board.


Place oats in a bowl of a food processor.

We want to blend oats separately, before we add any other ingredients, in order to make oat flour. For super smooth dough, blend oats for at least one minute and make sure the flour is very fine.

I sometimes like to leave it a little rough for a crunchy structure of the dough.

Blended oats in a cup.


Now it’s time to mix chickpeas, maple syrup, peanut butter, vanilla extract and salt to get smooth, cream-like consistency. Btw. If you stop there you will get delicious, sweet bread spread.

Blended oats in a cup and mixed chickpeas in a blender.


Combine the oats into the chickpea – peanut butter cream until you get dough like consistency.

If your food processor is small, or not strong enough you can do it in two batches.


Take the dough out of the food processor and mix the chocolate chips evenly in using spatula.


You can put the Chickpea Cookie Dough in ramekins and serve it like ice cream (or even with ice cream!).

Rolling it into power balls is a good idea if you want to serve it later on. Scoop tea spoon full of the dough and roll it between palms of your hands into cute bite size balls. You can additionally roll them in dark cocoa powder or colorful candy sprinkle.

Chickpea Cookie Dough Bites in a white ramekin.

Questions & Answers

This is classic and popular chocolate chip cookie version of edible dough. With few easy swaps we can whip up other great flavors:

  • addition of chopped nuts and raisins instead of choco chips will make even healthier version of cookie dough
  • Birthday party version? – add more vanilla extract and swap choco chips for colorful candy sprinkle
  • Mediterranean version? – use tahini instead of peanut butter and add roasted sesame seeds instead of chocolate chips
  • how about Christmas Gingerbread version? Lets add 1 tsp of cocoa and 2 tsp of gingerbread spices and swap choco chips for chopped dried prunes
  • if you want to upgrade it into super nutritious post-workout snack you can add 1tbsp vegan protein powder

Most edible cookie dough recipes are meant for the dough to be eaten raw. Good news – you can actually bake this Chickpea Cookie Dough.

Just scoop a tablespoon of the dough and flatten it to form a cookie. Place the cookies a on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 180°C / 355°F for 10 minutes.

Store leftovers (if you have any) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.


Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough

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Recipe by VegnFit Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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Delicious, wholesome, guilt-free Vegan Cookie Dough which is so easy to prepare from accessible healthy ingredients. This is a fuss free recipe for the Chickpea Cookie dough that you can enjoy anytime you fancy something sweet.

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  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas (canned or from the jar)

  • 1/2 cup oats

  • 3 heaped tbsp peanut butter

  • 1/3 – 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • pinch of sea salt (optional)

  • 1/2 cup dairy free chocolate chips


  • Place oats in food processor and blend them in order to get oat flour. You can blend it very finely for a super smooth dough, or leave it more rough for some crunchy bits.
    In the meantime drain chickpeas, leaving aquafaba for other recipes.
  • Take the oat flour out of food processor and place all the other ingredients, except chocolate chips, in.
  • Blend until well combined and smooth.
  • At this point you can adjust sweetness. Start with 1/4 cup of maple syrup, taste and add more if you like your dough sweeter.
  • Add oat flour and mix until you get smooth dough.
  • Take the chickpea dough out of the food processor and mix the chocolate chips in.
  • If you want to shape it into balls or scoop with ice cream spoon, let it sit in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.


  • Check ingredient section above the recipe for easy ingredients swaps.

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