Chickpea Cookie Dough

Chickpea Cookie Dough!

I know I know, it sounds crazy. And yes, I was extremely skeptical to try this out after hearing so much about it! After switching up a few of the recipes that I tried and asking the boys what they liked/didn’t like, we now have our very own WonderMamas approved Chickpea Cookie Dough Recipe for you and your family to LOVE!

The key, I found, is to use an extremely runny cashew nut butter or soaked cashews. Another big thing that I noticed is that the addition of an extra liquid (when needed) was never advised. I have yet to make a cookie dough without a splash of vanilla soy milk, and I recommend that you do so as well (with whatever milk you choose). It makes it a lot creamier!

One EXTRA big tip is for my bulk buying folks: Soak your beans and cook them at home. Allow them to cook a little bit longer than usual so that they are extra soft. I find that the canned beans are a lot tougher in the cookie dough then home cooked. An Instant Pot (the only way I cook beans) always works wonders for cooking chickpeas to perfection. Let’s start making some cookie dough!

chickpea cookie dough

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What you will need to make Chickpea Cookie Dough

Ingredients Required:


Rolled Oats

Cashews or Cashew Butter

Maple Syrup

Vanilla Extract

Chocolate Chips

Sea Salt

Chickpea Cookie Dough

Surprise Chickpea Cookie Dough

After trying out a few recipes and tweeking to my children's requests, we not have our wondermama approved cookie dough recipe to share with you!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy vegan snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 176kcal



  • Add the rolled oats to the food processor and process until a flour is formed.
  • Add in the rinsed/drained chickpeas, rinsed/drained cashews, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a splash of non-dairy milk (I like vanilla soy milk). Begin to process until a beautiful cooking dough looking mixture has come about. If it is too thick (canned beans will normally do this), add either extra cashews, cashew butter, or non-dairy milk.
  • Once the dough is formed, do a taste test. Add more sugar if needed.
  • Process for an additional 30 seconds and then pour into a bowl. Fold in the vegan chocolate chips. Serve.
  • If looking to prep this in advance, simply store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It WILL get stiff and I do recommend reblending before eating for best taste, however, it'll still be super yummy.


**Cashew butter works beautifully in this recipe but it has to be super runny. Stir it very well before adding it to the food processor.
**Any nut/seed butter will do, but we prefer the taste of the cashew butter for a "typical" tasting cookie dough. Peanut butter is delicious, of course. So is almond butter. Sunflower butter requires a bit more sugar - I like to use medjool dates when using sunflower butter.
**The non-dairy milk is here to help the dough get creamier than it would without. Please only use if needed. If the batter becomes TOO runny, just add in more chickpeas or nuts/nut butter.
**Oat flour can be subbed for the rolled oats, of course. You can also use almond flour.


Sodium: 5mg | Calcium: 40mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 11IU | Sugar: 10g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 192mg | Calories: 176kcal | Saturated Fat: 2g | Fat: 7g | Protein: 6g | Carbohydrates: 25g | Iron: 2mg


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Chickpea Cookie Dough

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