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Choc Chickpea Cookies

Chickpeas in a biscuit? Yes, that's right! Although it might seem like an odd mix, these chickpea-based choc-chip cookies are a hit with the kids (and anyone who loves biscuits!). A healthy snack that chocolatey and chewy on the inside and made with 100% natural, nutritious ingredients. You won't regret giving these a go!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Serves: 10
Course: Snack, Treat
Cuisine: International
Dietary Requirements: Gluten Free, vegan, Vegetarian


  • 400 g chickpeas Tinned, drained, rinsed and patted dry with paper towel
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder gluten free
  • 2/3 cup 85% dark chocolate baking chips are quicker to melt


  • Preheat oven to 180 celcius and lightly grease a baking sheet with baking paper.
  • Place all ingredients except choc chips into a blender and pulse for 45 seconds-1 minute, or until all ingredients are blended together and the mixture has a doughy consistency.
  • Place dough into a large mixing bowl and fold through the choc chips.
  • Scoop out spoonfuls of dough and roll them into 10 balls, it is easiest to do this with wet hands as the mixture will be sticky.
  • Place the balls onto the baking sheet and flatten them using the back of a spoon.
  • Place into the oven and bake for 12-13 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove from oven and cool on rack.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container (good for up to 5 days).


For something a little ‘same but different’, try our tasty recipe for choc-chip healthy oats cookies!
Nutrition Facts
Choc Chickpea Biscuits
Amount Per Serving
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 41mg2%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 11IU0%
Vitamin B3 1mg5%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin K 2µg2%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Try our recipe for choc-chip oats cookies!

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Posted by Sam Wood

Father and husband, on a mission to help people move more, eat better and make a positive change to their lives. Sam Wood has over 20 years experience as a personal trainer and is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts and media commentators in the health & fitness industry. Sam is the founder and personal trainer of 28, Australia’s #1 home fitness and nutrition program, and he's also the proud owner of Australia’s largest personal training studio, The Woodshed, based in Brighton, Melbourne.