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.
What do we love about this Vegan Chickpea Cookie Dough?
- 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
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!
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Why Make THIS Vegan Cookie Dough?
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!
What Do We Need To Make This Raw Cookie Dough?
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.
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.
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).
DAIRY FREE CHOCOLATE CHIPS
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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HOW TO SERVE VEGAN COOKIE DOUGH
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:
How To Make Chickpea Cookie Dough?
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.
MIX INGREDIENTS UNTIL SMOOTH
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.
ADD OATS AND MIX THE DOUGH
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.
MIX IN ADDITIONS
Take the dough out of the food processor and mix the chocolate chips evenly in using spatula.
PREPARE FOR SERVING
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.
Questions & Answers
Can I Make Other Flavor Versions Of Vegan Cookie Dough?
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
Can I Bake This Vegan Cookie Dough?
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.
How to store Chickpea Cookie Dough?
Store leftovers (if you have any) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week.