Enjoy eating creamy and rich Edible Cookie Dough without butter! Made with wholesome ingredients like chickpeas, dates, and nut butter. This cookie dough is safe to eat raw straight out of the bowl. On top of all, this recipe is refined-sugar-free! For an extra health boost add your favorite vegan protein powder.
💡 The recipe in a nutshell
- Vegan (eggless and dairy free)
- Gluten free
- Refined sugar free
- Loaded with fiber and plant protein
- Tastes legitimately like cookie dough
- Healthy breakfast, dessert or party treat!
- Plant milk, such as almond, soy, or oat
- Nut butter, such as white almond, cashew, or peanut butter
- Medjool dates
- Vegan chocolate chips
- Salt for depth of flavor
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup for more sweetness
- Vegan vanilla protein powder, or pro- and prebiotic powder
🤔 How does it taste?
You may be asking yourself right now: Edible cookie dough made out of chickpeas? Is that even good, and how does it taste? I’m not gonna’ lie, I was quite skeptical at first too, but I couldn't stop my curiosity and had to try making it for myself... Lo and behold, I was certainly surprised how good it tastes! It legitimately tastes like cookie dough and does not taste like beans!
Plus, it is one of the easiest plant based snack recipes to make, so it quickly became one of my new favorite snacks to eat. I even prepare it for breakfast, where I add my favorite dietary supplements for extra vitamin and health boost! Simply make your “dough” in a blender or Food Processor by adding all ingredients (except chocolate chips). Once you have a smooth dough fold in your Chocolate Chips by hand. Done and ready to enjoy!
🌱 Benefits of eating chickpeas
Chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are packed with nutrients and protein. Their nutrients offer a variety of health benefits ranging from weight management to bone health. Plus their protein content is a great substitute for animal-based proteins!
Additionally they are a great source of fiber, which also makes them a very filling food, that will support your digestive health. They may also help your body manage your blood sugar levels and have many characteristics that may help prevent chronic diseases like heart disease, cancer and diabetes. On top of all that: they are super affordable and easy to find in your local grocery store!
💭 Top tip
For an even smoother cookie dough peel off the skin off of the chickpeas. The recipe calls for canned chickpeas, which come with a fine, translucent skin on each bean. While chickpea skin is edible, it doesn’t create a super smooth cookie dough if you keep it on. Removing the skin before making this recipe will create a beautiful smooth dough.
In order to peel off the chickpea skin, rub the chickpeas vigorously between your hands, or squeeze gently with two fingers, and the skin will fall off effortlessly. Since this step can be a bit time-consuming, it is totally up to you if you peel the chickpeas or not, both versions taste great!
🍽 Serving idea
Warm it in the microwave! Slightly warming it up and melting the chocolate chips in the microwave tastes amazing. Try to heat it in the microwave in 45-second intervals until chocolate chips are melted, or the desired temperature is reached.
Store in an air-tight container in your fridge for up to 5 days.
❄️ How to freeze
Freeze leftover cookie dough in a freezer-friendly container or bag. For ease pre-portion before freezing, so you can thaw one serving at a time. Store the cookie dough in the freezer for up to 3 months. To thaw place in fridge overnight, and give it a good stir before serving.
🍪 More vegan food
Looking for more healthy and indulgent meals? Try this sos-free sweet breakfast pizza! It is made with spelt flour and topped with soft sweet potato, pear, blueberries, chopped pecans, and cinnamon. Looking for a healthier cookie recipe? Try these peanut butter and pecan whole wheat cookies. For more ideas browse our recipe page.
Edible Cookie Dough without Butter (vegan)
- food processor, or high speed blender
- 1 can of drained chickpeas (15 oz / 425g)
- 60 ml plant milk eg: almond, oat, soy (¼ cup)
- 40 g nut butter eg: white almond, cashew or peanut 2 ½ tbsp
- 2 pitted and softened Medjool dates
- vegan chocolate chips, semi-sweet or dark
Optional ad ins:
- pinch of salt for depth of flavor
- 15 ml maple syrup, for extra sweetness (1 tbsp)
- ½ tablespoon vanilla extract, or
- 1 scoop of vanilla-flavored vegan protein powder, or pre- and probiotic powder
- Drain can of chickpeas and gather ingredients. Optional step: peel off the skin of chickpeas (read top tip above).
- Combine all ingredients, except for chocolate chips, in a food processor until smooth. Taste for sweetness, if you want it sweeter add maple syrup. Once the mixture is smooth fold in chocolate chips and enjoy!
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Easy and quick to make, and I am stunned how incredibly good it tastes. I love that I can add my favorite dietary supplement for extra nutrition!
thank you so much for trying out the recipe and your feedback!
It makes me super happy to read. 🙂
WOW! So good! Feeding it to my 1 year old (sans chocolate chips) and my 3 year old and I don't care how much they eat of their "dessert". Husband and I are enjoying this too! I'm already making a second batch to chill overnight for tomorrow.
Thank you for the wonderful recipe.
Hi Brooke, thank you so much for this feedback! I am so delighted to hear that your whole family enjoys this healthy treat. Sending lots of love, Jacqui xx