Soft, gooey, and packed with protein! You need to try these Chocolate Chunk Chickpea Cookies, they are guilt free and will concur any sweet or salty cravings.
Our chickpea cookies are vegan, gluten free, and refined sugar free, but I promise you won't be able to tell. With a prep time of only 5 minutes these cookies are so easy to make and are perfect for anyone with a busy schedule. Make meal prepping your snack a breeze by popping the ingredients into a food processor and then into the oven! Just that easy!
These chickpea cookies can be used as a pre or post workout snack and if you half the number of cookies, making them twice as big, you can use them as a grab and go breakfast. With big chunks of dark chocolate and a dessert-like texture, even your family will love them!
You can make this recipe in bulk and store the cookies in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for up to two months.
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Ok, now back to the cookies! Before you add the chickpeas to the food processor, give them a good rinse and do your best to remove the hulls for a creamier texture. The chickpea hulls will come off fairly easy once wet by rolling them around in a strainer. Chickpeas are an amazing source of plant based protein and fibre, they are also a low-glycemic carbohydrate and can help with inflammation. For those with IBS it is recommended to consume under 1/2 a cup of chickpeas a day and this recipe would allow for up to 2-3 cookies a day.
For the chocolate chunks you can chop up your own by using your favourite dark chocolate bar or you can use chocolate chips if you prefer. Stick to dairy free dark chocolate if you wish to keep these chickpea cookies vegan.
After your cookies are done baking, sprinkle them with a coarse salt before they cool. You can skip this step if you want to avoid the extra sodium or if you'd prefer your cookies without salt.