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The healthiest raw cookie dough you’ll ever eat, made from chickpeas! Lightly sweetened with maple syrup, and loaded with extra chocolate chips. This chickpea cookie dough is vegan, gluten-free, super healthy, and totally delicious.

overhead image of scoops of chickpea cookie dough with extra chocolate chips

What You’ll Need To Make Chickpea Cookie Dough

Chickpeas – An entire can of chickpeas is the base to this healthy cookie dough recipe! Drain and rinse your chickpeas well before adding them to the blender. And for a smoother cookie dough, remove the skins off your chickpeas.

Nut or Seed Butter – I used almond butter, but any nut or seed butter will work in this recipe. Peanut butter, cashew butter, or even sunflower seed butter! Though whichever nut/seed butter you use, make sure it’s unsweetened.

Maple Syrup – This unrefined sweetener add sweetness, but keeps this vegan dessert recipe extra healthy. Though if you’d like, you can use honey, agave nectar, or even date syrup instead.

chickpea cookie dough inside a cookie scoop

Tips and Tricks

  • This chickpea cookie dough is high in plant-based protein! However, if you’d like to add even more protein, throw in a scoop of your favorite vanilla plant-based protein powder. I recommend the Aloha Vanilla Protein Powder, it’s not too sweet and won’t throw off the flavor of this healthy dessert recipe.
  • Enjoy it however you’d like! By the spoonful, over ice cream, as breakfast, a snack, or dessert.
  • Taste and adjust the flavor of this edible cookie dough however you’d like. For more sweetness, add in a touch more maple syrup. Or, for a thicker consistency, blend in an extra tablespoons of almond flour.
chickpea cookie dough in a jar with a spoon

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

Make it Nut-Free: For a nut-free version of this chickpea cookie dough, replace the almond flour with 3 tablespoons of coconut flour, and use sunflower seed butter.

Make it Sugar-Free: For an entirely sugar-free healthy dessert, use your favorite sugar-free liquid sweetener in place of the maple syrup. Also, replace the chocolate chips with cacao nibs!

Chickpea Cookie Dough

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Recipe by Samantha Course: Snacks, DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

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Prep time

5

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Cooking time

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Total time

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The healthiest raw cookie dough you’ll ever eat, made from chickpeas! Lightly sweetened with maple syrup, and loaded with extra chocolate chips. This chickpea cookie dough is vegan, gluten-free, super healthy, and totally delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/4 cup nut or seed butter, I used almond butter

  • 1/4 cup almond flour, see Notes for nut-free option

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 1 tablespoon non-dairy milk, unsweetened

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions

  • Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor or high-speed blender, then pulse until super smooth.
  • Fold in chocolate chips and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Make it Nut-Free: Replace the almond flour with 3 tablespoons of coconut flour.

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These gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will actually change your life. Crispy on the outside, perfectly soft on the inside, and loaded with melty chocolate. One bowl, simple ingredients, and roughly 20 minutes is all you’ll need to bake up a batch of these healthier melt-in-your-mouth cookies!

a stack of gluten-free oatmeal cookies on an upside down cookie sheet.

What You’ll Need To Make Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

  • ONE Bowl – Don’t we just love a one bowl cookie recipe? The one bowl is to baking what the one pan is to cooking. It simply doesn’t get any quicker and easier than these one bowl oatmeal cookies.

  • Oat Flour – We swap regular flour for gluten-free oat flour in this healthier cookie recipe. I especially love baking with oat flour because it’s so cheap and easy to make! You can also of course buy a bag of already made oat flour from the store, but I always recommend saving your money and quickly making your own. To make oat flour, simply blend rolled oats in a blender or food processor until ground into a flour. Then …that’s it! It actually couldn’t get any easier.

  • Rolled Oats – Most, but not all oats are gluten-free, so make sure the ones you buy definitely are! I used these Nature’s Path Gluten-Free Oats in my cookies, but really any brand of rolled oats will work. Old-fashioned, quick cooking, or instant rolled oats will all bake up the same here. However, steel cut or Irish oats are entirely different and won’t work in these gluten-free oatmeal cookies.

  • Chocolate Chips – I used the Enjoy Life Mini Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips in my cookies, but any chocolate chips would taste delicious. I like Enjoy Life because they’re guaranteed gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan, making them a super safe option when baking for a crowd. Though if you can’t get your hands on any chocolate chips, one cup of a chopped chocolate bar would work just as great!

Tips and Tricks

  • Leave these cookies to rest on their baking sheet once baked. They have a tendency to be super soft and delicate straight out of the oven. Therefore, leave them be for at least 5 minutes before attempting to move them.

  • Swap out the chocolate chips for raisins and you’ve got yourself gluten-free oatmeal raisin cookies! Also, if taking this option, I recommend adding in one teaspoon of cinnamon to your cookie dough for a hint of spice.

  • Store these cookies in an airtight container at room temperate for up to seven days! Also, if after your cookies have cooled you’re still yearning for that fresh-out-of-the-oven cookie experience, simply pop them in the microwave for 10-15 seconds. This’ll give you that irresistibly warm, soft, and gooey-ness you crave!
close-up image of a gluten-free oatmeal cookie with a bite taken out

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

  • Make it Dairy-Free: If you know me, you know I always take the dairy-free option! So I made my oatmeal chocolate chip cookies dairy-free by simply replacing the butter in this recipe with non-dairy butter. I use and love the Earth Balance Vegan Buttery sticks for all my dairy-free baking/cooking needs.

  • Make it Vegan: To make these cookies vegan, take the dairy-free option above and use your favorite egg substitute in place of the egg in this easy cookie recipe. While I haven’t tested this version myself just yet, a flax egg might work. Also, this Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer may also do the trick!

Gluten-Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertDifficulty: Easy
Servings

24

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Prep time

10

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Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

20

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These gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip cookies will actually change your life. Crispy on the outside, perfectly soft on the inside, and loaded with melty chocolate. One bowl, simple ingredients, and roughly 20 minutes is all you’ll need to bake up a batch of these healthier melt-in-your-mouth cookies!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened (I used non-dairy butter)

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/4 cup sugar

  • 1 egg, at room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 cup oat flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats

  • 1 cup chocolate chips, optional (but recommended!)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Beat together the butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a large bowl with either a hand or stand mixer until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, beat to combine.
  • Add oat flour, baking soda, and salt into butter mixture and beat until a dough forms. Then, fold in rolled oats and chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout.
  • Drop tablespoon-sized balls of dough about 2-inches apart on prepared baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden brown. Let cookies cool on baking sheet for 5-10 minute, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Video

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This peanut butter cookies recipe is super easy and quick to make requiring only 3 ingredients – peanut butter, egg and sugar! These flourless homemade pb cookies are gluten-free and dairy-free, so everyone can enjoy them!

3 ingredient peanut butter cookies

Perfect for a last minute dessert idea for the upcoming holidays, these peanut butter cookies have a rich peanut butter taste and a chewy texture that’s crisp on the outside.

Only THREE Ingredients Needed For These Cookies!

  • Peanut Butter – Use smooth peanut butter for the best results.

  • Sugar – Granulated sugar not only adds sweetness, but it also helps the cookies brown as the sugar caramelizes.

  • Egg

Tips & Substitutions When Making These Peanut Butter Cookies

  • Customize to your liking! Add in some chocolate chips, ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract or an additional egg (for a softer cookie).

  • Avoid using crunchy peanut butter, unless you want your cookies to be crumbly.

  • Take a peek at the cookies after about 8 minutes or so. You’ll know they are done when they are firm to the touch and slightly browning at the edges.

  • To make it vegan, substitute the egg for a flax egg, which is made by mixing together 1 tablespoon flaxseed with 2 tablespoons water and letting it rest for 5 minutes.

3 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Samantha Course: Desserts, SnacksCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

9

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

This peanut butter cookies recipe is super easy to make requiring only 3 ingredients – peanut butter, egg and sugar! These flourless homemade pb cookies are also gluten-free and dairy-free, so everyone can enjoy them!

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Peanut Butter (no sugar added)

  • 1/2 Cup Sugar

  • 1 Whole Egg

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix until smooth.
  • Scoop tablespoon-sized balls onto the baking sheet, then flatten each ball with the back of a fork in a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then leave to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Storage: Store them at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: You can freeze the baked cookies for up to 3 months.

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This healthy cookie dough is perfectly sweet and loaded with chocolate chips! With just 5 ingredients and in just 5 minutes, you’ll have a totally edible and good-for-you cookie dough. Sprinkle some of this healthy cookie dough over your favorite vegan ice cream for a healthier no-bake treat!

scoops of healthy cookie dough on a baking sheet

I’m sure we’ve all eaten raw cookie dough. I may or may not have purchased cookie dough in the past for the sole purpose of eating it raw. I know, don’t judge me! While I never thought twice about shoving spoonfuls of cookie dough in my mouth before it even had a chance to make it to the oven, there was always that little thought in the back of my mind like – this is SO not good for me. If anyone out there is like me and actually prefers raw cookie dough to the baked kind, then this recipe is for you!

This isn’t just any edible cookie dough recipe, it’s HEALTHY edible cookie dough. So healthy, in fact, that you could even enjoy it as an afternoon snack if you’d like! Protein-rich almond flour, a dash of natural maple syrup, and healthy fat-packed coconut oil make this edible cookie dough the most nutritious of its kind. I personally love whipping together a small batch of this stuff at around 3pm on a Tuesday when I am in dire need of a pick-me-up. This healthy cookie dough tastes indulgent without leaving you feeling like you overindulged. Trust me when I tell you this, you NEED this better-for-you sweet treat in your life. And lucky for you, with just five ingredients and five minutes you can have this healthy cookie dough in your life!

What You Need To Make Healthy Cookie Dough

Almond Flour – Almond flour is becoming easier and easier to find at the grocery store these days. I love almond flour for most of my gluten-free baked goods and treats. It also does a darn good job as the base in this recipe. If you don’t already have a bag of almond flour on hand, I highly recommend you go pick one up. And when you do, make sure this vegan and gluten-free cookie dough recipe is the first thing you make with it. Though be sure to purchase almond flour, and not almond meal. Almond meal is not as fine as the flour and will result in a grainier dough.

Coconut Oil – Coconut oil, like almond flour, is becoming increasingly easy to find at most major grocery stores. If you’re not a fan of that coconut flavor, try to use an ultra-refined coconut oil in this recipe. The refining process strips the oil of most, if not all of its flavor. If you don’t have coconut oil, you can easily use melted vegan butter or regular butter instead!

Vegan Chocolate Chips – I use and LOVE the Enjoy Life Mini Chocolate Chips for this recipe. Enjoy Life’s chocolate is entirely dairy, nut, and soy-free. Making it the ultimate addition to this healthier recipe. However, feel free to use your favorite vegan chocolate chips in this recipe. You can even chop up a vegan chocolate bar into chunks and add that to your healthy cookie dough!

Adjust This Recipe To Your Diet

  • Add Dairy: Use regular melted butter instead of coconut oil if you’re not vegan or dairy-free.
  • Make it Sugar-Free: Substitute the maple syrup for your favorite sugar-free syrup, or leave it out altogether. Also, be sure to use sugar-free or stevia-sweetened chocolate chips instead!

Healthy Cookie Dough (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

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Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

2

servings
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

0

minutes
Total time

5

minutes

This healthy cookie dough is perfectly sweet and loaded with chocolate chips! With just 5 ingredients and in just 5 minutes, you’ll have a totally edible and good-for-you cookie dough. Sprinkle some of this healthy cookie dough over your favorite vegan ice cream for a healthier no-bake treat!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour

  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil or vegan butter, melted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Pinch of salt

  • 1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips, see Notes

Directions

  • Stir together all ingredients except chocolate chips, until combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and serve.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • I used mini vegan chocolate chips in this recipe, though you can use any kind of chocolate chips or chunks you’d like!

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These vegan graham crackers are also gluten and refined sugar-free! This easy recipe bakes up deliciously soft cookies and crumbly cookies. Enjoy these vegan graham crackers with a thick slather of peanut butter, some toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate, or simply on their own as a healthy snack or dessert!

vegan graham crackers witha glass of almond milk and rolled oats

I’d like to start off by thanking the person that first invented s’mores. Graham crackers are great, but let’s be honest they’d be nothing without the s’more. S’mores put graham crackers on the map. And it wasn’t until I had leftover boxes of this crispy cookie lying around from s’more-making that I realized how perfect they truly are. They’re soft, light, crumbly, and not to sweet. Graham crackers deserve a moment of their own and I am here to give them that. Think about this for a second – why don’t we place this sweet cracker in the same lineup as say a chocolate chip cookie? They are more than worthy of standing alone in my opinion. Not convinced yet? OK OK just make this vegan graham cracker recipe yourself and you’ll understand.

What You Need To Make Vegan Graham Crackers

Oat Flour – I love baking up my gluten-free treats with oat flour! Not only is it inexpensive, but it’s super easy to acquire. I highly advise against purchasing pre-made oat flour, it’s simply not necessary. Instead, purchase a big bag of oats then grind them in a food processor or blender to make your own cheap and easy oat flour. Oat flour gives these vegan graham crackers their irresistibly soft texture. It also make them healthier and more nutritious!

Maple Syrup – Just a touch of maple syrup gives these gluten-free cookies a bit of caramel color and flavor. You’ll notice that I keep the amount of sweetener in this recipe low because these vegan graham crackers really don’t need much! Maple syrup is a delicious natural sweetener and much healthier than any refined sugar.

Vegan Butter – I use and love the Earth Balance Vegan Buttery Sticks in my vegan/dairy-free baked goods. Though any vegan butter will work here, just be sure to melt it completely before adding it to this recipe. You could also sub the vegan butter for melted coconut oil or regular butter if you’d like!

Adjust This Recipe To Your Dietary Needs

Add Dairy: Feel free to use regular milk and butter in place of the almond milk and vegan butter in this recipe.

Make it Nut-Free: Use soy, hemp, or coconut milk instead of almond milk to make this vegan recipe nut-free.

Add Gluten: I haven’t tested this myself, but you can try using 2 cups of all purpose flour instead of oat flour. If you give this a try, start with just the 2 cups then add a bit more flour until a dough forms. And of course, let me know how it goes!

Vegan Graham Crackers (gluten-free)

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Recipe by Samantha Course: DessertCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

16

cookies
Prep time

5

minutes
Cooking time

10

minutes
Chilling time

1

hour

These vegan graham crackers are also gluten and refined sugar-free! This easy recipe bakes up deliciously soft cookies and crumbly cookies. Enjoy these vegan graham crackers with a thick slather of peanut butter, some toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate, or simply on their own!

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups oat flour, see Notes

  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar, see Notes

  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 cup vegan butter or coconut oil, melted

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/4 cup almond milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Mix together the oat flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Add in the melted vegan butter, maple syrup, almond milk, and vanilla extract. Mix until a dough forms.
  • Cover and transfer dough to the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove dough from fridge and roll out on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thick.
  • Cut dough into 2-inch squares, transfer to a baking sheet, poke the top of each graham cracker with a fork, then bake for 10-12 mintues.
  • Remove from oven, then let cool slightly on a baking sheet before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Recipe Video

Notes

  • Oat Flour: Make oat flour by grinding rolled oats in a blender or food processor until a fine flour forms and no large oat pieces remain.
  • Coconut Sugar: Feel free to use cane sugar or white sugar in place of the coconut sugar in this recipe!

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