Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies (Vegan & Gluten Free)

 
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These Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies are salty, sweet and chocolate-y. Made with just 6 plant based ingredients, they’re healthy and high in protein thanks to the chickpeas! Vegan, gluten free & oil free.

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Chickpeas are a STAPLE in my pantry. They’re good for anything from savoury to sweet. Chickpeas used in savoury dishes is a given, nothing special here- but chickpeas used in desserts?! Yes, it’s a thing. Today I’m sharing with you one of many ways you can use chickpeas in sweets: Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies!

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Whats awesome about these Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies (aside from the fact that they’re made with CHICKPEAS)?! Well, they’re made with just 6 ingredients!!

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Plus, it’s basically all made in just one bowl (the food processor acting as a bowl). I’m always about washing less dishes :)

Just to exemplify how versitile chickpea is, let me share with you other ways I LOVE using chickpeas in desserts and sweets:

  • high protein chickpea cookie dough

  • chickpeas in smoothies

  • chickpeas in milk shakes

  • chickpeas in fudge

  • chickpeas in frozen desserts

  • & you bet I’ll be sharing some of these recipes real soon!

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In the meantime, definetly give these Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies a try! If you’re too lazy to bake, you can honestly even eat this raw. Leave the baking soda out and eat it stright out of the food processor. BAM, the best Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Dough! Healthy, high in protein and actually tasty.

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Why I LOVE these Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies and hope you do too! They’re:

  • soft

  • chewy

  • salty

  • sweet (but low in sugar)

  • chocolate-y

  • healthy

  • packed with protein

  • only 6 ingredients

  • gluten free

  • oil free

  • & pretty damn tasty!!

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Tips and Tricks to making Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

  • if you have time, I recommend de-skinning your chickpeas. This yields a nicer consistency for the cookies!

  • Depending on the size of your food processor, you may have to work in batches. Add half the ingredients into each batch.

  • These cookies do not spread, so if you like a flatter cookie flatten them out before placing them into the oven.

  • Use natural runny peanut butter for the best texture.

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If you recreate these Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!

Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

These Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies are salty, sweet and chocolate-y. Made with just 6 plant based ingredients, they’re healthy and high in protein thanks to the chickpeas! Vegan, gluten free & oil free.

Makes: 16 Cookies

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Ingredients:
  • 1 can chickpeas (1 3/4 cup OR 287g)
  • 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp peanut butter (232g)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (80g)
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (45g)
  • 1/4 cup pretzels, crushed (30g) + more for topping

Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Add them into a food processor and process until broken down. Add in the peanut butter, maple syup, vanilla extract and baking powder. Process until a smooth dough like consistency forms.
  3. Mix in the chocolate chips and crushed pretzels with a spatula or you can pulse it through using the food processor. Using a spoon or cookie scooper, scoop the cookie dough out onto a lined baking tray (around 1 tbsp size each).
  4. Top with some pretzel pieces. Place into the oven for 25 minutes, rotating half way.
  5. Allow it to cool and enjoy!

NOTES:

  • I’ve found that chickpeas made from scratch yield better cookies than from the can, but for convenience, the canned ones work just fine.

  • Best eaten the day of, but can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days in a air tight container.

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