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Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies are nut-free, peanut-free, egg-free, dairy-free, soy-free, coconut-free, gluten-free & come with a vegan option.

Did you know that chickpea flour can also be the star in a sweet recipe? It is an excellent substitute to regular flour and lends a dense texture to these chocolate chip chickpea cookies.

The first time I made this recipe, my husband loved them and said they reminded him of a sweet samosa. Not really what I was going for, so I tweaked and tweaked and tweaked, to finally come up with this recipe.

I also wanted these to be easy to make with kitchen staples and not break the bank. The original recipe from Ambitious Kitchen calls for coconut oil and coconut sugar, which are both pricey. Plus I wasn’t a fan of the subtle coconut flavour.

Allergy Friendly Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

Part of tweaking Ambitious Kitchen’s recipe was to also make these chocolate chip chickpea cookies totally allergy-friendly, that is unless you are allergic chickpeas. And it worked making these top 14 free including coconut.

My favourite way to jazz up these chickpea cookies is to use smarties, which adds some colour and to add a little more texture with the crunch from the sugar coating. Smarties are not 100% allergy friendly (contains dairy) or gluten-free, but I know that there are some alternatives on the market. I haven’t tried them, but someone recommended Vermont Nut Free Chocolates Skippers (contains milk). Or of course, you can use your favourite allergy-friendly chocolate chips.

OHHH and before you start, a warning do not try the batter. Chickpea flour tastes excellent cooked, but definitely not my favourite raw.

Fall Free-From Cookie Swap

Who said that Christmas time was the only time for a cookie swap! This year a bunch of free-from bloggers decided to get the cookie party started early with a Fall Free-From Cookie Swap. And to sweeten the deal, because cookies aren’t enough, we have also come together to host a giveaway on Instagram.

You can win a kitchen aid worth $350! If you win, you will have no excuse not to bake all these cookies since you will be the proud owner of the ultimate cookie making machine. Check out the bottom of this post for giveaway details.

To celebrate this cookie exchange, I made a video!

Check out all the other cookies in our fall free-from cookie swap below!

Giveaway ends on 9/19 at 11:59pm EST and 1 random winner will be announced within 48 hours. Good luck! Local to the United States Only. This giveaway is not sponsored by Instagram or KitchenAid.

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Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

  • Author: Kortney Kwong Hing
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 1214 cookies 1x


Allergy-friendly chocolate chip chickpea cookies are delightful dense cookies that get their texture from chickpea flour instead of regular flour. These are easy to make and come with a vegan option.


  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 1/4 cup Honey or Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Chickpea Flour
  • 3/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips or Smarties or a combo!


  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Wooden spoon or spatula
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking tray


  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Mix all the wet ingredients in a medium bowl. Make sure they are well combined – this may take a little white when using a spatula or quickly with a whisk.
  3. Using a hard spatula or wooden spoon, mix chickpea flour, baking soda and salt together in a separate bowl.
  4. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mix well.
  5. Add chocolate and mix until evenly distributed.
  6. Using two spoons, scoop out some batter and using the second spoon push off the batter onto a parchment paper lined tray. Leave an inch around each cookie – they do not expand much while baking.
  7. Bake for 9-11 minutes, until golden brown.


Recipe adapted from Ambitious Kitchen.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 11 minutes


  • Serving Size: 1

Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookies

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