I know what you’re thinking – chickpeas in cookies – weird!? Ok, maybe a little… But the important question is are they delicious and can you trick others into eating them without knowing? Most definitely! Trust me when I say they do not taste like hummus.

Chickpeas are a great baking alternative to flour as they have minimal flavour, are gluten free and provide you with added nutritional benefits. Chickpeas are a vegetarian source of protein and contain high amounts of fibre, which helps sweep clean your digestive tract, regulate your bowel motions and help control your blood glucose levels.

Tahini is a a rich source of calcium, iron and magnesium, which are essential minerals necessary for correct functioning of all body systems. Tahini is another vegetarian source of protein and contains B vitamins, which are fundamental for energy production, cognition and stable moods to name just a few.

Like most of my recipes they are quick and simple to make, requiring only a few ingredients which you can swap and add as you wish.

I hope you enjoy. x


Chickpea Choc Chip Cookies
Author: Ema Taylor
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Serves: 15
  • 1 can of organic chickpeas drained
  • 1/2 cup of almonds or nut of your choice
  • 1/2 cup of dark choc chips
  • 1 tbsp of tahini
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1/2 tbsp of rice malt or sweetener of your choice (honey, maple syrup, molasses)
  1. Turn the oven on to 150 degrees celcius
  2. Line a tray with baking paper
  3. Add all ingredients except choc chips into a food processor and blend until smooth
  4. Fold the choc chip cookies into the mix
  5. Roll small balls of mixture between your hands and lay evenly spaced on the tray
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly golden – they will stay quite soft even when golden brown