Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chickpea Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grain-Free, High-Protein Chocolate Chip Cookies: A Simple Guide

If you're on the hunt for a satisfying, healthier alternative to the classic chocolate chip cookie, look no further. This grain-free, high-protein version promises to delight your taste buds while fitting nicely into a more nutrition-conscious lifestyle. Let's dive straight into how you can whip up a batch of these delightful treats.


  • 1/2 cup nut butter of your choice, ensuring a rich, moist base.
  • 1 flax egg, a fantastic vegan substitute that binds the ingredients well.
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract to add that classic, aromatic flavor.
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar, a lower glycemic index sweetener for a guilt-free indulgence.
  • 1 cup Original ChiChi, for that protein-packed punch.
  • 1 tsp baking soda to give your cookies just the right lift.
  • 1/3 cup water to bring the dough together.
  • Chocolate chips to taste—because some rules are meant to be broken.


  1. Preparation: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (about 177 degrees Celsius) and grease your baking pan lightly to prevent sticking.

  2. Mix: In a large bowl, combine the nut butter, flax egg, vanilla extract, and coconut sugar. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well incorporated. This forms the wet base of your cookies.

  3. Combine: To the wet mixture, add the Original ChiChi, baking soda, and water. Mix until you have a consistent dough. The dough should be thick but manageable; if it's too dry, add a tiny bit more water.

  4. Chocolate Chips: Fold in the chocolate chips. How many? That's entirely up to you. The more, the merrier, in my book.

  5. Scoop: With a spoon or cookie scoop, form the dough into balls and place them on your prepared pan. These cookies don't spread much, so you can slightly flatten them with the back of a spoon if you prefer a thinner cookie.

  6. Bake: Slide the pan into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes. They should look slightly golden and firm on the edges but still soft in the center.

  7. Cool: Allow the cookies to cool on the pan for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This step is crucial, as it helps the cookies set without becoming too hard.


There you have it—a straightforward, no-fuss recipe for grain-free, high-protein chocolate chip cookies that don't skimp on flavor or texture. Whether you're looking for a healthier snack option or simply want to try something new, these cookies are sure to impress. Enjoy them as a midday pick-me-up, a post-workout treat, or a late-night snack. Happy baking!