These vegan chickpea cookies are not only quick to prepare but also gluten-free and healthy. Ideal for young and old – whether at home with a hot cup of tea, on the go, for a children’s birthday party, or as a small snack in between. With our recipe, we show you how quickly and easily you can prepare these delicious and healthy cookies yourself.
Did you know that chickpeas have many wonderful properties that make them a true “superfood”? Here are some reasons why chickpeas are among the healthiest foods:
Rich in protein: Chickpeas are an excellent plant-based source of protein. They contain all nine essential amino acids that the body needs to build muscles, repair tissues, and produce important enzymes. Therefore, they are a great option for vegetarians and vegans aiming for a protein-rich diet.
Fiber for a healthy digestion: Chickpeas are rich in fiber, both soluble and insoluble. Fiber promotes healthy digestion by supporting intestinal health, regulating bowel movements, and preventing constipation. Additionally, fiber can help stabilize blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
Rich in nutrients: Chickpeas are a true nutritional powerhouse. They contain a variety of essential nutrients such as iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, and B-vitamins. These nutrients are important for maintaining bone health, the smooth functioning of the cardiovascular system, and strengthening the immune system.
Overall, chickpeas are a nutrient-rich and delicious food that should have a place in every balanced diet. Their health benefits range from supporting digestion to promoting heart health and maintaining a stable blood sugar level.
The beauty of this recipe is that it can be adapted any way you like. You can basically add all the dried fruits, nuts, kernels and seeds that you want or have at home. For example, you can also add some chopped apples and cinnamon or even ginger to the raw dough. There are no limits to your imagination.
Ingredients for the Vegan Chickpea Cookies
- 1 can of chickpeas (265g drained)
- 90g oat flour
- 45g coconut oil
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 100g rice malt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon bourbon vanilla
- A pinch of sea salt
Preparation of the Vegan Chickpea Cookies
Preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius (347 degrees Fahrenheit) – convection – and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.and line a baking sheet with baking paper.
Put chickpeas, oat flour, rice malt, oil, apple cider vinegar, baking soda, bourbon vanilla, and sea salt in a blender and process all the ingredients into a smooth dough.
Chop the chocolate into small pieces and distribute them on the cookies.
Shape the dough into walnut-sized balls and place them on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Slide the sheet into the center of your oven, preheated to 175 degrees Celsius, and bake for 20-30 minutes. After baking, allow the chickpea cookies to cool completely. They will be very soft right out of the oven but will become crispy as they cool.
Tip: These delicious cookies taste best when fresh. However, you can also store them in an airtight container for up to one week or freeze them for up to 3 months.