Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough

pumpkin chocolate chip chickpea cookie dough
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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.

By the way, I’ve also made a Raspberry Lemon version you should try. It’s awesome (and has been featured in a few publications like SheKnows)

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
  • walnuts
  • pecans

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!

cookie dough hummus food processor

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)

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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 cookie dough hummus dip

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough

A Fall flavoured edible vegan cookie dough made with chickpeas, pumpkin, and warm spices. Healthy and filling treat for the coziest time of year.
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword chickpeas, chocolate, dessert hummus, dip, fall, one bowl, pumpkin, pumpkin spice
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 56kcal
Author Rach

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients to processor or blender, except chocolate chips, and process until smooth
  • Fold in chocolate chips
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Save in fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 56kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.9g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 1.1g | Fiber: 1.4g
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough
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Jenny

I am always looking for healthy whole food recipes! This sounds like a keeper and I love that it uses chickpeas instead of flour!

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