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Looking for a guilt-free treat that satisfies your sweet cravings without compromising your health goals? Look no further than these Healthy Chickpea Cookies!

Soft, fluffy, and bursting with flavor, these cookies are not only delicious but also a healthier alternative to traditional cookies.

Made with wholesome ingredients like chickpeas, bananas, nut butter, and oats, these cookies are perfect for a snack or dessert.

They’re packed with nutrients, fiber, and protein, making them a satisfying option that won’t leave you feeling weighed down.

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Healthy Chickpea Cookies

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  • Author: Lora Ulrich
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert

Description

Looking for a guilt-free treat that satisfies your sweet cravings without compromising your health goals? These Healthy Chickpea Cookies are soft, fluffy, and actually a healthier version of traditional cookies! Made with wholesome ingredients like chickpeas, bananas, nut butter, and oats, these cookies are perfect for a snack or dessert. Plus, they’re so delicious, you won’t even believe they’re good for you!


Ingredients

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  • 1 (13.5 oz) can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1/4 cup nut butter (sub tahini for nut-free)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened applesauce
  • 3/4 cup quick-cooking steel-cut oats or rolled oats
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract (optional)
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the Dough: In a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  3. Form Cookies: Scoop the cookie dough onto the prepared baking sheet and use your hands to form cookies, flattening them slightly.
  4. Bake: Bake the cookies for 18-22 minutes or until lightly golden around the edges.
  5. Cool and Serve: Allow the cookies to cool completely on the baking sheet to help them firm up before serving.
 

Notes

  • If your can of chickpeas is larger than 13.5 oz, you may need to add an additional 1-2 tablespoons of unsweetened applesauce to achieve the desired consistency.
  • These chickpea cookies can be kept covered at room temperature for 2-3 days, refrigerated for 5-6 days, or frozen for up to 2 months in an airtight container.
  • This recipe will make approximately 12 – 18 cookies

Indulge Without Guilt: Plus, they’re so delicious, you won’t even believe they’re good for you! Indulge in these Healthy Chickpea Cookies guilt-free, knowing that they’re not only delicious but also packed with nutritious ingredients.

Whether you enjoy them as a midday pick-me-up or a satisfying dessert, these cookies are sure to become a favorite in your household.

5 Variations of Healthy Chickpea Cookies

  • Chocolate Chip Delight: For a classic favorite with a healthier twist, fold in 1/2 cup of dairy-free chocolate chips into the cookie dough before baking. The rich and indulgent chocolate flavor pairs perfectly with the nutty chickpeas, creating a decadent treat that’s hard to resist.
  • Coconut Almond Crunch: Add a tropical twist to your cookies by mixing in 1/4 cup of shredded coconut and 1/4 cup of chopped almonds. The combination of crunchy almonds and sweet coconut adds texture and flavor to these delightful treats, making them a perfect snack or dessert option.
  • Peanut Butter Banana Bliss: Swap the nut butter for creamy peanut butter and add 1 mashed ripe banana to the cookie dough for a deliciously indulgent flavor combination. The creamy peanut butter and sweet banana complement each other perfectly, creating soft and chewy cookies that are sure to satisfy your cravings.
  • Maple Pecan Perfection: Enhance the natural sweetness of these cookies by adding 1/4 cup of chopped pecans and 2 tablespoons of maple syrup to the dough. The warm, nutty flavor of the pecans combined with the rich sweetness of maple syrup creates a decadent treat that’s perfect for enjoying with a cup of tea or coffee.
  • Lemon Blueberry Burst: For a refreshing and zesty twist, add the zest of 1 lemon and 1/2 cup of fresh blueberries to the cookie dough. The bright citrus flavor of the lemon zest and the burst of juicy blueberries create a deliciously tangy and fruity cookie that’s perfect for summer snacking.

With these five delicious variations of Healthy Chickpea Cookies, you can enjoy a different flavor combination every time you bake.

Whether you’re craving the classic combination of chocolate and peanut butter or looking for a tropical twist with coconut and almonds, there’s a variation to suit every taste preference.

Experiment with different ingredients and get creative in the kitchen to discover your new favorite cookie flavor!

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