Chickpeas are to the sweet world what cauliflower is to the savory.
An unassuming, easily blend-in-able pale food that turns your naughtiest food cravings into a healthier, nutritious treat. It’s chickpea cookie dough!
If you haven’t already tried the “dessert hummus” craze, please push your doubts aside.
If you’d rather not call it hummus, that’s ok too. Hummus can bring to mind garlic and strong savory flavours that don’t belong in cookie dough.
(Although, if you’ve managed to make good-tasting cookies with garlic, please let me know how that works).
This is a pumpkin chocolate chip chickpea cookie dough that’s coincidentally vegan, gluten free, high fiber, packed with protein, and absolutely delicious.
This chickpea cookie dough has passed the kid-test twice, and the dude test as well. It’s a win.
Want an even easier snack? Try any from this huge list of 2-ingredient clean eating snacks!
This cookie dough hummus recipe is beyond easy
It’s literally just 4 main ingredients, plus pumpkin spice, or a combination of nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.
What Can I Sweeten Chickpea Cookie Dough With
I used honey, but you can use maple syrup, agave, VitaFiber syrup, or any other sweetener you choose.
What Else Can I Add to Cookie Dough Dip:
Try these additions
- caramel chips
- white chocolate chips
- dried cranberries
How to Make Chickpea Cookie Dough:
Just stick all of the ingredients except your add-ins in a food processor, blender, or use a stick blender, and blend. You may have to scrape down the sides.
Next, fold in your chocolate chips or other add-ins. That’s it!
What to Eat with Chickpea Cookie Dough
We love graham crackers but any plain cracker will work. We’ve tried Vintas and they are great too.
I’m sure kids would love Teddy Grahams (remember those!? Do they even make them anymore?)
Cinnamon pita chips or bagel chips would work, or just eat it with a spoon!
(see here for my bagel chip recipe)
Chickpea Cookie Dough Nutrition:
Pumpkin is high in vitamin A, an important nutrient for your immune system, vision and helps your heart, lungs, and kidneys function properly.
One cup of cooked pumpkin contains:
- Calories: 49
- Fat: 0.2 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Carbs: 12 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Vitamin A: 245% of the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Vitamin C: 19% of the RDI
- Potassium: 16% of the RDI
Chickpeas are a high fiber and protein legume that is a healthy source of carbohydrates.
One ounce of chickpeas contains:
- Calories: 46
- Carbs: 8 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Protein: 3 grams
- Folate: 12% of the RDI
- Iron: 4% of the RDI
- Phosphorus: 5% of the RDI
- Copper: 5% of the RDI
- Manganese: 14% of the RDI
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough
- Food processor
- 1 can chickpeas rinsed
- 1/4 cup honey or real maple syrup
- 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice or a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger
- sea salt to taste
- 1/3 cup chocolate chips dairy-free, if desired
- Add all ingredients to processor or blender, except chocolate chips, and process until smooth
- Fold in chocolate chips