CHICKPEA COOKIE DOUGH {vegan, gluten free, grain free}

Chickpeas have to be the MOST versatile ingredient there is.. they suit both sweet and savoury recipes perfectly. The texture is amazing for cookie dough – so I just had to share this recipe with you! It literally takes under 5 minutes to make and is totally vegan, gluten free and grain free. Chickpeas are high in protein, fibre, manganese and folate  – making this cookie dough actually pretty healthy! It’s great for a snack, dessert, or even for breakfast. Make sure to tag me @ginabnutrition or hashtag #ginabnutrition on Instagram – I love to see your recreations!



(serves 2)

  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed (cannellini beans work well too!)
  • 3-4 tbsp maple syrup – to taste
  • 1/2 cup smooth nut butter of choice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tbsp plant milk – optional
  • 1/2 cup vegan dark chocolate chips


  1. Place the chickpeas, maple syrup, nut butter, vanilla extract and sea salt in a food processor and pulse for a couple of minutes until smooth. Next, add in the plant milk if you’d prefer it to be less thick and pulse again.
  2. Mix in the chocolate chips and store in the fridge for a while prior to eating if desired.

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  1. This looks amazing but do you find it leaves the skin of the chickpeas shredded through it? I tried something similar and the skins made it unpleasant, I blended for ages in the thermomix too. Thanks for sharing all your great recipes 🙂

      1. Hi Alana, I haven’t tried it myself but I’m not sure it would work or have the same texture. If you try it then let me know how it goes! X

  2. I’ve just made this and oh my goodness, it’s SOOOO good!!!!! I actually used half almond butter and half peanut butter (I had a little almond butter left in a tub) and it was bloody amazing. Husband has refused to even try it, which means I’ve got it all to myself!

    How long is it likely to keep if I leave it in airtight container in the fridge? I get a really bad sweet tooth after eating dinner and I was thinking this will be a MUCH better option than the usual cookie!!

    1. Ahhh I’m so glad you loved it! Sounds delicious with the mixture of nut butters ? thank you so much for the feedback!!!
      As for storing – it should keep for a day or 2 covered in the fridge – so you can enjoy it for an after dinner dessert! ? xxx

  3. I made it!! And it tastes so good! I used almond butter and it actually tasted like healthy delicious cookie dough. I was so surprised! Would you happen to know roughly how many calories are in each serving?? Thanks!!

  4. I just made this and didn’t tell the kids it was chickpeas. I served it in little bowls with a little whipped cream on each one and they loved it. I didn’t need to peel the skins. I called it peanut butter cookie dough. Thanks for sharing this recipe

    1. Hey! Thanks so much for this feedback, made me so happy! I’m so glad they loved it!! xx