Vegan chickpea cookie dough naturally sweetened with Medjool dates. This healthy cookie dough is meant to be eaten raw, no baking required. Dairy-free, gluten-free and grain-free!
Who else’s guilty pleasure was eating raw cookie dough from the bowl? If so, this is for you! For obvious reasons this is not your typical cookie dough. The base made from chickpeas and cashew butter and it’s naturally sweetened with Medjool dates. When blended these ingredients turn into a cookie dough consistency. To thicken it up, I oped for ground chia seeds or coconut flour. This keeps the dough fourless while adding in some additional nutrients and fiber. Add in some flavor enhances like vanilla, sea salt and chocolate chips and you have a vegan chickpea cookie dough that can satisfy a sweet craving!I took the time during one of my tests of this recipe to remove the skins from the chickpeas. Though somewhat tedious, this by far resulted in a smoother cookie dough. For this reason, I’ve included those steps in the directions. However, because it is a little time consuming, it isn’t completely necessary but just know the dough might be slightly gritty.
Also, you can use either ground chia seeds (hello omega-3 boost!) or coconut flour to help make the dough more pliable. I’ve tested both and they both get the job done of absorbing some of the liquid.Print
Chickpea Cookie Dough
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x
1 1/2 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup cashew butter
4 Medjool dates
2 tablespoons almond milk
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds or coconut flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
Place the dates a bowl filled with hot water to soak for 5-10 minutes.
Take the drained and rinsed chickpeas and lay them on kitchen towel set flat on the counter. Fold half of the towel over the chickpeas and gently message them between the fabric. This will cause most of the skins to be either fully or partially removed. Simply pick the skins off and discard.
In a high-speed blender combine all the ingredients except the chocolate chips. Use the temper to get the mixture going; blend until smooth.Pour the dough into a airtight container and mix in the chocolate chips.
Enjoy straight from the container or keep in the fridge for a week. If portioned out, the cookie dough can be stored in the freezer for a month for when a sweet craving strikes.
To grind chia seeds I use a coffee grinder or nutribullet.
In place of ground chia seeds you can use coconut flour. For the smoothest texture, take the skins of the chickpeas. The cookie dough is best if eaten cold from the fridge or freezer.
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I was just wondering, what is the serving size and calories of this recipe? Thank you!
This is purely brilliant!! Can’t wait to try.
It’s so yummy! It’s hard to believe it’s made with chickpeas and ground chia. Perfectly acceptable to eat by the spoonful!
Just made this! It turned out sooo well and really had that cookie dough texture! This recipe is a keeper! Thank you!
Julia, you just made my day! I’m overjoyed that you took the time to make this and loved it! Have a wonderful rest of your week!
Thank you! I’m actually making another batch tonight! Enjoyed it so much!!!
I LOVE hearing that :) I’d love to see your creation, so feel free to tag me on Insta or just shoot me an email! xx
Three years later this is still one of my favorite recipes and I make it all the time! Do you think there is any way to make this using chickpea flour? Would save time in not having to peel the chickpeas. But I don’t know what the correct ratio of chickpea flour to water would be, or if the texture and taste would even be right! What do you think?
Ohh this is a great idea! I haven’t tried it, but it could work by adding a little more liquid. You could definitely give it a try! If you do, would you let me know how it goes? Also, you could forgo peeling the chickpeas. The texture wouldn’t be as smooth but it would still be tasty!
Wow!! Yummy!!!Looks Tasty and Healthy Ever….
Thank you, Sandra! I love using ingredients in unexpected ways to create something surprisingly delicious. I hope you give it a go!
This sounds amazing! I can’t wait to try it:)
Ahh I hope you do! Let me know how you like it if you end up trying it. Have a wonderful week!