Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies (With a Secret Ingredient)

Flourless Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe sneaks protein and fiber into everybody’s favorite cookie. Your kids will love it — and will never guess the cookies are made with chickpea puree!


1 can (1-1/2 cups) chickpeas, drained
1/2 cup almond butter (can also use cashew or peanut butter)
¼ cup honey
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/8 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup chocolate chips (use dark chocolate, 60% cacao)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Drain and rinse chickpeas. Place chickpeas, almond butter, honey, vanilla, salt and baking powder in a food processor or blender.
  3. Puree for two to three minutes, until smooth.
  4. Place mixture in a bowl, and stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Place about 1 tablespoon of dough per cookie onto baking sheets. Bake 25 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes, and enjoy!

Nutrition information

Makes about 1 dozen cookies

Per serving (1 cookie):

Fat: 6.5g
Saturated fat: 0-0.5g
Carbohydrate: 13g
Sodium: 90mg
Protein: 3g

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