The Best Chickpea Cookie Dough Ever- Chocolate Chip

chickpea cookie dough in a bowl with a spatula in it

This chickpea cookie dough is a healthy blood sugar-friendly alternative to your typical refined flour. The collagen and beans add an extra protein boost, making these cookies a guilt-free gestational diabetes cookie treat. Perfect for those who love a chewy, chocolatey cookie without the traditional flour.

Elevate your cookie game with a healthy twist. Say goodbye to traditional flour and welcome the wholesome goodness of chickpeas into your baking routine. These Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies are a yummy treat with a healthy twist. Let’s delve into the benefits of using chickpeas in this innovative recipe.

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The Chickpea Flour Revolution

Traditional cookie dough recipes rely on all-purpose flour, but this Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough skips the flour and is just as delicious. By substituting flour with chickpeas, the recipe is high in fiber, protein, and iron. If you are following a gluten-free or wheat-free diet, these also offer a great option for a dessert.

Chickpea Nutrition

Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are super nutritious. Including 1.5 cups of chickpeas instead of flour in this chickpea cookie dough adds 50g of fiber and about 60g of protein to the entire recipe (1). There is also research to support high plant-based protein intake in pregnancy can help reduce the risk of gestational diabetes (2)

Bananas as a Sugar Substitute

Using natural sweeteners like bananas increases fiber and nutrition. Because bananas are natural sweeteners, you also get the potassium benefit of the banana, which may help reduce muscle cramps. The combination of banana and dark chocolate chips makes the chickpea cookie dough a guilt-free treat.

Collagen Benefits

For extra blood sugar-friendly protein, I added 2 scoops of collagen protein powder to this chickpea cookie dough recipe. Collagen is known for its potential benefits for skin health and will help balance your blood sugars. Two scoops of collagen powder add about 18g of protein to this chickpea cookie recipe.

For the best results, take the time to cool the dough before adding the dark chocolate chips. This prevents the dough from getting too hot during the blending process. If you’re watching weight gain, you can also switch the peanut butter to a peanut butter powder like PBFit. Make sure to follow the instructions on the peanut butter powder bottle to make it into a paste, or the dough may look dry.

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough redefines what it means to indulge. By incorporating nutrient-rich chickpeas, natural sweeteners, and collagen, we’ve crafted a cookie that doesn’t compromise on flavor or health. Treat yourself to a cookie that delights your senses while nourishing your body. Happy baking!

chocolate chip chickpea cookie dough in a bowl with a spatula

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Dough

The EASIEST and most delicious Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough EVER!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 150 kcal




  • Prepare the Dough:
  • In a food processor or blender, combine the chickpeas, banana, collagen, and peanut butter.
  • Blend on high for 5 minutes, stopping every minute to scrape down the sides, until the mixture is completely smooth.
  • Add the maple syrup, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to the smooth mixture.
  • Continue blending for an additional 3-4 minutes, scraping down the sides every minute until the mixture resembles a dough.
  • Allow the dough to cool before adding the chocolate chips, as prolonged blending can generate heat.
  • Once cooled, stir in the dark chocolate chips.
  • cool in the refrigerator for 30 minutes Enjoy your delicious flourless chocolate chip chickpea cookies


Calories: 150kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 6gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0.1mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 167mgFiber: 2gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 7IUVitamin C: 0.5mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
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Ginger Cochran is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, functional medicine practitioner, Certified Diabetes Educator & Care Specialist, Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Exercise Physiologist, and owner of Nutritious Ginger, an integrative and functional nutrition practice focusing on full body self-care and nourishment. Ginger’s primary specialty is women’s health, with a special emphasis on gestational diabetes, weight management, infertility, digestive wellness, and overall health + happiness.
Ginger serves on the board of director for the Nutrition Care Manual by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.