6-ingredient Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies (Vegan, Grain-Free)

6-Ingredient Vegan Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies made with basic pantry ingredients. Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, flourless, and ultra peanut buttery!

6-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies - vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no eggs

On a food blog where chocolate mousse, fudgesicles, and key lime pie, and are made with avocados, and brownies, bars, and banana bread are made with beans, why not add another wonky creation to the mix?

Naturally, bean cookies belong here.

These chickpea cookies are loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor, are soft and chewy, perfectly sweet, naturally vegan, and are a health-conscious dessert.

No eggs, butter, or flour? No problem! These cookies require basic pantry essentials.

Ingredients for Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies:

Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas): You’ll need 1 can of garbanzo beans to make these cookies. If you cook garbanzo beans from dry, you’ll want about 1 ⅔ cups of beans.  When blended up, beans have a marvelous binding quality, enabling you to create desserts without flour. Garbanzo beans are a great source of plant-based protein and fiber.

Creamy Peanut Butter: Creamy unsweetened peanut butter not only adds beautiful addictive flavor to these cookies, it also helps hold the cookies together. Peanut butter takes the place of butter in these cookies, lending fat content.

Pure Maple Syrup: Rather than sweetening these chickpea cookies with cane sugar, I keep them refined sugar-free using pure maple syrup. You can use any liquid sweetener you would like if you don’t have pure maple syrup on hand.

Baking Powder: Our leavening agent. Baking powder helps fluff up the cookies and keep them held together.

Vanilla Extract + Sea Salt: Not mandatory, but encouraged! Vanilla extract and sea salt are two simple ingredients that add marvelous flavor. Sea salt enhances the sweetness of a treat, enabling you to use less sugar while having it still taste sweet. Vanilla extract gives that nice aromatic warmth.

Chocolate Chips: Optional, but…mandatory 😉 Chocolate chips add a boost of goo and sweetness to these cookies. You can skip them or chop up a chocolate bar. Use your favorite source of chocolate!

6-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies - vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no eggs

Let’s talk texture. These chickpea cookies are soft and gooey and slightly crumbly. If you’re allergic to cookies that don’t hold together perfectly, these are not your jam. If, however, you’re okay with a richly peanut butter and chocolate adventure that you may just need to consume over a plate or napkin, proceed forth, my friend!

How to Make Chickpea Cookies:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans in a colander and pat them dry with a paper towel. It is fine if they are a little wet.

Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a food processor and process until well-combined and a thick dough forms.

How to make chickpea cookies in a food processor

Fold in the chocolate chips.

How to make chickpea cookies in a food processor

Form round discs out of the dough (it won’t spread on its own so you will need to shape it into cookie shapes) and place on the prepared baking sheet.

How to make chickpea cookies in a food processor

Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how soft or crispy you like your cookies.

6-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies - vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no eggs

 

Allow cookies to cool at least 10 minutes before diving in!

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6-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies - vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no eggs

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6-Ingredient Flourless Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies - vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, no eggs

6-ingredient Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpeas, chocolate, chocolate chip cookies, flourless, gluten free, peanut butter, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12 cookies
Calories: 207 kcal
Author: Julia

Flourless chickpea cookies with peanut butter and chocolate chips

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips to a food processor and process until well-combined and a thick dough forms. Fold in the chocolate chips.

  3. Form round discs out of the dough (it won’t spread on its own so you will need to shape it into cookie shapes) and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven 8 to 12 minutes, depending on how soft or crispy you like your cookies.

  5. Allow cookies to cool at least 10 minutes before diving in!

Nutrition Facts
6-ingredient Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies
Amount Per Serving (1 of 12)
Calories 207 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 7g14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6-Ingredient Vegan Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies - flourless, grain-free, refined sugar-free, oil-free, dairy-free

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  1. Sylvia W

    Oh wow! I cannot wait to try making these! Chocolate and peanut butter are my fave, chickpeas are an absolute staple and between the protein boost and lower sugar I could probably offer a few to my doctor and she would approve 😉

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  2. Stephanie

    These are absolutely delicious! I did end up cooking them an additional 5 minutes, though. I put them in a container last night and had another for breakfast this morning–they taste like raw cookie dough (and I mean that in the best way) this morning. I’ve frozen them, as I worry they won’t fare well left at room temp.

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    1. Julia Post author

      I’m happy you like them, Stephanie! Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. I love the cookie dough-ness to them too! xoxo

      Reply
  3. jordi

    I’m glad I drained the chickpeas first but I still have a mix that is far too loose. I’ve added some egg substitute to them and put the batter in the fridge in the hopes it firms up before attempting to form balls and bake.

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      1. jordi

        I used a light peanut butter which is much dryer than regular peanut butter of any kind. It has much less oil in it.

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  4. Abby

    These turned out great!! I used unsalted crunchy peanut butter – I cracked salt on top of them to boost flavor!! Tasted like warm gooey Perfect bars (just less sweet)!

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  5. Ana

    Omg, my boyfriend and I love these yummy cookies! And believe me, I’m no cookie expert but these ones I’ve successfully baked more than 3 times (I lost count!) and he still has no idea there’s chickpeas in them??I highly recommend them for a quick healthy treat, snack or dessert! I probably could do better at rounding them though?? I wonder how you do that part?I’m sure there’s a more efficient way than mine?Thanks again for this recipe!?

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    1. Julia Post author

      LOL, that’s too funny your bf doesn’t know there’s beans in the cookies…that’s such a trickster move, and I love it! I just gather the dough in my palm, make a ball and then press it into a disc. I bet you could even use a round cookie cutter as a form if you wanted them to look extra pretty 🙂 Thanks for the sweet note! xoxo

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  6. Lisa

    My son has recently given up sugar and has started eating better and he LOVES these cookies. He was sure they were “full of all the bad things”. So happy I can make him a healthier delicious dessert. Thank you for the recipe!!

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    1. Julia Post author

      Awwww yaaaaay I’m so happy to hear it! Thanks so much for letting me know, Lisa! Your kind note is very encouraging xoxoxo 😀

      Reply
  7. Cheryl

    I am trying to view the recipe through the insanely amount of ads which is extremely annoying. It breaks my heart that most of the websites I try to grab recipes from are becoming extremely frustrating to me. There are not too many things that get me worked up but this is becoming one of them. Your dishes look yummy but dealing with ads like this takes the yummy down a few notches. Sorry finally had to speak my thoughts to someone.

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    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Cheryl,

      I completely understand the frustration. Trust me, I can’t stand ads either and really dislike the fact that I have to have them on my site in order to make a living. Have you thought about blocking ads so that no ads show up when you use any website? This might help quell the frustration. A good way to look at ads to put them in a positive light is that they are helping the owner of the website make a living, so in a way it’s your way of contributing when you’re receiving free content. I hope that helps make the situation better. In any case, I do relate and I also hope I can one day run this blog without the need for ads. Hope you’re staying well 😀 xoxo

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  8. Morgan

    I was a little worried when I blended this together because it was so moist but they turned out great. Its true they are very soft, but so good. And I used honey instead of syrup. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Julia Post author

      My pleasure! I’m happy you like them! Odly enough, my cookie batter didn’t turn out very moist…it was more like the consistency of regular dough. But I’m glad yours still worked out!

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    1. Julia Post author

      Hi Laurel,

      I haven’t tested the recipe using powdered peanut butter but my guess is it wouldn’t work…the peanut butter serves as a binding agent for the cookies, and ensures everything holds together, and I don’t think powdered peanut butter would be able to do that 🙁 xo

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