High Protein Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Who would have thought chickpeas could be used to make cookies? This recipe is a healthy spin on traditional chocolate chip cookies, with the added benefits of being high in protein, vegan and gluten-free!

I remember as a child, my mum would try and sneak sweet potato into brownies, or avocado into muffins to subtly boost our veggie intake. Fast forward to today, I’d never have imagined adding beans to my chocolate chip cookies, but it actually works… REALLY well!

Chickpeas are rich in protein AND iron, a powerful combo especially for all us vegans or vegetarians; where getting enough protein and iron in our diet can be challenging. Plus, chickpeas are a great source of vitamin K, folate, phosphorus, zinc, copper, manganese, choline, selenium, vitamin B6, and magnesium!

However, I don’t recommend using these cookies as a sole way of getting more protein or iron into your diet, pure wholefoods are a much better option.

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These cookies are loaded with protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals!

If you make these cookies, please let me know! Leave a comment below, and if you take a picture and share it, please tag me on Instagram @simplynaturalnessa or use the hashtag #simplynaturalnessa so I can see! I’d love to know how you went!

High Protein Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Only 8 ingredients needed, and 10 minutes to bake!

They’re such a great to sneak healthy wholefoods into treats.


  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp filtered water
  • 1/4 cup dairy-free chocolate chips

To make:

  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C (350˚F).
  2. Mix the dry ingredientsflour, salt, and baking soda – together first in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
  3. Next, add in the wet ingredientsoil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and water – and mix together until a smooth batter forms.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips, then scoop some of the mixture out and roll into evenly sized cookies. Place onto a tray with a sheet of baking paper, then press down so they become flat on the tray (you can use a fork to create a cool effect on top of the cookie).
  5. Pop them in the oven for around 8-10 minutes, or until cooked through and slightly golden.
  6. Let cool for around 10 minutes or so, then they’re ready to eat.


Homemade chocolate chickpea cookies tutorial

As always, this is not personal medical advice and we recommend that you talk with your doctor before trying or using any new products. It’s important to check with a doctor before taking this or any new product, especially if taking any other medicine or supplement or if pregnant or nursing. Be sure to check ingredients to make sure there is no risk of an allergic reaction.

Have you made treats with chickpeas before? What did you make? Share in the comments below.

Lots of love,

🖤 Vanessa