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Okay, so it might sound strange that the main ingredient in these cookies are chickpeas. I thought so too, but since finding this recipe from plant-based influencer Andrea Hannemann’s new cookbook, Plant Over Processed, I’ve made these cookies seven times. That might not sound like a lot, but that’s all within about a month and a half.

The cookies are soft, gooey, and bursting with chocolatey peanut butter flavour—you’ll easily forget it’s made out of chickpeas. They are made up of only seven ingredients, naturally gluten-free, vegan, and full of protein and fibre. They are pure magic. I always double the recipe because … well, you’re going to want to share—or have plenty leftover for yourself.

This recipe is especially great for all of you cookie-dough lovers out there since you can safely eat the raw dough without a worry. These guilt-free treats are worth a try, trust me!

Ingredients: 

    • 1½ cups cooked organic chickpeas
    • ½ cup natural peanut butter (I used crunchy)
    • ⅓ cup maple syrup
    • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • 1 dash sea salt 
    • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper
  2. In a high-powered blender or food processor, blend the chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla, baking soda, and salt together until smooth
  3. Remove from blender and put into a bowl, then fold in chocolate chips
  4. Get your hands slightly wet and roll dough into balls and place on baking tray (the dough can be sticky!)
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until slightly brown on bottom of cookie
  6. Dig in!

 

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