Vegan gluten free chickpea cacao cookies

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Vegan gluten free chickpea cacao cookies? Yes you read that right! A cookie with chickpeas. Lord have mercy!

Last week on my usual outing the the furkids I ran into a lovely lady called Deb. We met Deb and her furkid Cliff at the doggy park recently, and it turns out that she is a yoga teacher and really into wholefoods and healthy eating. We went for a long walk with the (fur)children and we talked about a bunch of things, including recipes. Deb told me about a cookie she makes with chickpeas, peanut butter and dates and I was intrigued! Chickpeas, really?

After a few days of thinking about this odd cookie I decided to make my own version. More so because I didn’t write down her ingredients or quantities – I had no option but to make up a recipe. I was thinking about flavours that complement each other and (after looking into the pantry and seeing what I had) I settled on a combination that included peanut butter, chocolate and maple syrup. Heaven!

Vegan gluten free chickpea cacao cookies
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 15
  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 129
  • Fat: 12
  • Carbohydrates: 11
  • Protein: 4

Recipe type: Cookie
Cuisine: Vegan
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An unusual and delicious cookie
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • ¼ cup peanut butter (I used smooth)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp flax meal
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tap organic vanilla essence
  • 30g Lindt excellence dark chocolate (that’s all I had, feel free to use more)
  • ¼ cup cacao powder
  • ¼ cup buckwheat flour
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and mix until ingredients have combined.
  3. Roll 15 balls with your hands, place on a cookie tray and flatten with your hands.
  4. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until brown.
  5. Cool cookies on a cooling rack.


Vegan gluten free chickpea cacao cookies

Vegan gluten free chickpea cacao cookies

Vegan gluten free chickpea cacao cookies

About The Author

I'm Vanja and I'm a vegan living in Sydney. I was brought up vegetarian from the age of 8. I have been vegan from January 2013 and it was the kindest decision I have ever made. I'm the website and graphic designer here at The Power Plant, as well as a contributing author. I take my own food photos and I love creating new recipes. In real life I'm a marketing consultant at Stace & Co.

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