Protein packed chickpea cookie dough

Cookie dough is the ultimate comfort food. And it’s usually high in refined sugar and refined flour. Although it’s absolutely possible to enjoy treats like that occasionally and still reach your fitness goals, I’ve always enjoyed creating “healthified” versions of my favourite “treat” foods. Just because it’s fun!

The chickpeas in this recipe give you a good amount of plant based protein, and all the sweetness comes from just five fresh dates.


Ingredients (serves 4):

2 cups drained and rinsed (canned) chickpeas

2 tablespoons cashew butter

5 fresh, soft dates with the seeds removed (you can add more if you like it sweeter)

ca. 1/2 cup almond milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla powder to taste (optional)

2 big handfuls dark chocolate chips

I used these sugar free chocolate chips from Amazon. They are sweetened with xylitol which is a sugar substitute mainly made from birch trees. Xylitol has about 40% less calories than sugar, and unlike sugar does not promote tooth decay. In fact, it is often used in chewing gums and can help protect against tooth decay. If you’d like to have a look at the chocolate chips, I linked them below!

UK: Click here!

Germany: Click here!

If you have pets, please make sure that they don’t come into contact with xylitol as it can be dangerous for several animals including dogs, even though it is completely safe for humans.



Put all the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a blender and blend until you get a smooth consistency. Make sure to add the almond milk in slowly, and stop when you got your desired cookie dough consistency. Then, stir the chocolate chips in using a spoon. Serve by itself as a dessert or snack, or serve with fruit!

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