Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies - These delicious, high protein cookies are made with a combination of chickpeas and peanut butter, NO added sweeteners!
I get a kick out of thinking of my grandma trying to make cookies with beans!
My grandma was a soft-spoken woman that lived well into her 90s. She maintained her trim figure throughout her life despite having five kids and loving sweets.
Some of her favorite desserts included cookies and bars, namely the seven layer variety.
She wasn't one to skimp on sugar or try to make anything 'healthy', so having one of her home-baked goods was a decadent delight!
I am most definitely NOT her, lol!
Anymore, I don't add more than a tablespoon or two of sweetener to anything I make, as I'm constantly juggling various health issues. Sugar is number one on my list of 'foods to avoid'.
I've seen so many creative recipes out there using beans, including brownies, cakes, and cookies. I really like the addition, as they add both protein and texture.
I've taken a popular recipe and basically stripped it of all sweeteners. To get a hint of 'treat', I add in extra vanilla and a combination of sweetened and unsweetened chocolate.
They're not your grandma's cookies, but I love the soft texture and peanut buttery taste.
Coupled with their shape as well as the chocolate, I'm a bit tricked into thinking that I'm getting something a bit more naughty.
These were a surprising hit in our home, which pleased me immensely given their nature.
Please enjoy the following video showing you just how to make them!
Looking for more bean-based treats? Try these!
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies
- 15 ounce can chickpeas rinsed, drained, and patted dry
- ½ cup peanut butter (I use salted)
- ¼ cup dairy-free milk
- 1 Tbsp vanilla
- 1 tsp baking powder
- dash sea salt (if your peanut butter is unsalted)
- 50 grams chopped chocolate (use unsweetened if you want these to be completely sugar-free)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
- Process the chickpeas through the sea salt until smooth and well combined.
- Pulse in the chopped chocolate or reserve it for the tops.
- Bake 14-18 minutes or until cookies don't feel squishy to the touch.
- Cool and enjoy! (These are yummy frozen!)
Try adding cinnamon for extra flavor.
Add in a dash of stevia for extra sweetness.
If you have trouble with peanuts, Sunbutter works great in this recipe as well.
Great Northern beans also work well in place of chickpeas!
Some of the items I use to make this recipe include: