Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

When I first started delving into a plant-based lifestyle, I started getting into something that I was never into before… BAKING! I was never into baking but since I was no longer eating dairy or eggs, I wanted to make some vegan treats that I could enjoy.

Vegan & Gluten-Free Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

I made some unhealthy vegan treats but I also discovered a new thing that I’d never heard of before: chickpea chocolate chip cookies!

Since I LOVE chocolate chip cookies, I was super intrigued that I could take a super healthy ingredient, such as chickpeas, and turn it into what is traditionally a not-so-healthy treat. Even though I’m not too much of a sweet tooth, I absolutely LOVE chocolate chip cookies – especially the super soft ooey gooey kind.

I’m pleased to announce that these chickpea chocolate chip cookies are exactly that! Without any flour, this texture is super soft and gooey, and it’s so much healthier than any traditional chocolate chip cookie. I hope you guys enjoy this recipe.

Watch the video above or scroll down for the written recipe.

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free) Recipe


  • 1 can of chickpeas, rinsed and drained well
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all natural almond butter or peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar (optional)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup vegan-friendly chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Add all ingredients except chocolate chips into a food processor and blend until well-combined.
  3. Fold in chocolate chips.
  4. With clean, damp hands, shape into small round balls onto a baking sheet. The mixture will be sticky, so keep wetting your hands with water between each ball.
  5. Wet a fork and flatten each ball into a cookie shape.
  6. Bake for about 14-15 minutes.
  7. Let it cool for about 10 minutes before eating.
  8. These will keep in the fridge for about 4 days in a tightly sealed container.

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6 thoughts on “Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)”

  1. Okay so I am so surprised the way these cookies turned out.
    In the beginning, I must admit I had my doubts. Chickpeas.. as a dessert.
    But, I know from your e-book that your recipes always turn out amazing so I went ahead and baked these and… OMG!!
    They are so amazing and soft-centred but fudgy too. I served them to my omni mum and had trouble keeping a grin off my face as I told her to guess the main ingredient.
    Will DEFINITELY be making these again for a healthy cookie recipe, so easy too with my pantry staple items.
    Thank you for helping me at home in isolation to stay sane 🙂

  2. Hi, I’d really like to try these. Can you tell me what size can chickpeas you used? I couldn’t really tell from your video. Thanks!

    1. Cheap Lazy Vegan

      Hi, Kari! I don’t use a particular brand for chickpeas. I tend to just go for any canned chickpeas I find at the grocery store. Hope this helps!

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