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Chickpea Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

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Chickpea Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

GLUTEN-FREE CHOCOLATE COOKIES

These chickpea chocolate hazelnut cookies are high in protein, high in fiber, and so addictive.  What makes them great is the combination of cooked chickpeas and a nutty flavor of roasted hazelnuts. Roasting hazelnuts gives them that extra crunch, nuttiness, and deep, more intense flavor.  My favorite combo, for sure!

Enjoy these cookies for breakfast with a glass of plant-based milk or a cup of coffee. Or have them as a healthy snack or as an afternoon pick-me-up.  The cookies are gluten-free, vegan, and soy-free.

MEET THE INGREDIENTS

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Cooked chickpeas
  • Rice milk
  • Roasted almonds
  • Roasted hazelnuts
  • Coconut sugar
  • Cacao powder
  • Coconut flour
  • Baking powder
  • Gingerbread spice mix (optional)

Chickpea Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

CHICKPEA LOVE

Chickpeas are an incredibly versatile ingredient to cook or bake with. They can be used in a variety of dishes, both sweet and savory.

They are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Moreover, they are a great source of plant-based protein which makes them an excellent choice for people following vegan and vegetarian diets. A1-ounce (28-gram) serving provides about 3 grams of protein.

They are usually sold dried or cooked in a can. I prefer to use the dried ones and cook them myself (see How to cook chickpeas) but feel free to use canned ones for this recipe.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKPEA CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT COOKIES

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a baking sheet with a non-stick baking paper.

Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl (except for roasted almonds): chopped roasted hazelnuts, coconut sugar, cacao powder, coconut flour, baking powder, gingerbread spice mix (optional).

STEP 2

Place chickpeas, rice milk, and roasted almonds into a high-speed blender and process until you get a smooth mixture.

STEP 3

Transfer the mixture to a bowl with dry ingredients. You can use a spoon or your hands and mix until the dough begins to stick together and everything is well combined. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.

STEP 4

Form the dough into cookies using your hands or by pressing the dough out on parchment paper and using a cookie cutter. Shape cookies and put them on the baking sheet.

STEP 5

Bake for approx. approx. 20 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and leave them to cool down completely. They will continue to firm up while cooling.

SERVING SUGGESTION

Drizzle cookies with melted chocolate.

Chickpea Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

HOW-TOS

HOW TO COOK CHICKPEAS

  • Wash chickpeas really well, add them to a large bowl and cover with water. The chickpeas will triple in size so it’s important to add plenty of water. Soak the chickpeas for at least 12 hours, best overnight.
  • Drain and rinse soaked chickpeas and place them in a large pot. Cover the chickpeas with water and bring everything to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer until they are tender, 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours.
  • It’s best if you keep the lid on but slightly ajar allowing some steam to escape while cooking. Keep an eye on the water level during cooking and top up with fresh hot water from time to time if needed.

HOW TO ROAST NUTS

  • Roasting nuts deepens their flavor and gives them a crisper texture. Here is how to do it:
  • Preheat oven to 180 °C. Spread the nuts in an even layer on the baking sheet. Place in oven and roast for 10-15 minutes. Stir or shake the tray every 5 minutes to help the nuts to cook evenly.
  • When the nuts are browned and smell nutty, remove from the oven, and immediately transfer onto a plate or another baking sheet.

CHICKPEA CHOCOLATE HAZELNUT COOKIES ARE:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free
  • Soy-free
  • Nutrient-packed
  • Protein-rich
  • High in fiber
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Chickpea Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Chickpea Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies

Nensi Beram
Chickpea chocolate hazelnut cookies combine cooked chickpeas and roasted hazelnuts. They are high in protein, high in fiber, vegan, and gluten-free.
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan

Ingredients
  

Cookies

  • 200 g cooked chickpeas peel the skins
  • 100 ml rice milk or any other plant-based alternative
  • 50 g roasted almonds
  • 100 g roasted hazelnuts chopped
  • 100 g coconut sugar
  • 50 g cacao powder
  • 60 g coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon gingerbread spice mix optional

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Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a baking sheet with a non-stick baking paper.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl (except for roasted almonds): chopped roasted hazelnuts, coconut sugar, cacao powder, coconut flour, baking powder, gingerbread spice mix (optional).
  • Place chickpeas, rice milk, and roasted almonds into a high-speed blender and process until you get a smooth mixture.
  • Transfer the mixture to a bowl with dry ingredients. You can use a spoon or your hands and mix until the dough begins to stick together and everything is well combined. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.
  • Form the dough into cookies using your hands or by pressing the dough out on parchment paper and using a cookie cutter. Shape cookies and put them on the baking sheet. Bake for approx. approx. 20 minutes.
  • Remove the cookies from the oven and leave them to cool down completely. They will continue to firm up while cooling.
  • Drizzle cookies with melted chocolate.
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2 comments

Sara November 11, 2020 - 1:43 am

These look great. What do you do with the roasted hazelnuts? I don’t see them in the Instructions.

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Nensi November 13, 2020 - 8:15 pm

Hi, Sara! You need to add chopped roasted hazelnuts to the bowl with dry ingredients.

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