Chickpea flour cookies

Chickpea flour cookies

Chickpea flour cookies are gluten free, vegan, and they are even faster to make than traditional cookies. In fact, you don’t need to cream butter with sugar. You simply have to mix the dry with the wet ingredients, add the chocolate chips, nuts, dried fruits, and that’s it!

Chickpea flour is also called garbanzo flour, gram flour, besan. It is made from a variety of ground chickpeas and can be found in the organic section of your grocery store or at a bulk food retailer.

I love the smell when baking chickpea flour cookies. The taste is stronger than a regular cookie with wheat flour, which I like. And the texture is crunchy on the outside and chewy on the inside. These cookies are highly addictive…

Vegan and gluten free chickpea flour cookies, close-up

The recipe is from the blog Valises et Gourmandises.

The cookie dough base is gluten free and vegan. I came up with three different flavors, not all of them are vegan : vanilla and dark chocolate chips ; caramelized pecans and dark or milk chocolate chips ; matcha and white chocolate chips.

For vegan options, you can go with dark chocolate ; any type of nuts ; dried fruits ; cocoa nibs ; matcha / cocoa powder ; vanilla / almond extract…

Four gluten free and vegan chickpea flour cookies in a rectangular dish

For the sizing, I used a yellow ice-cream scoop that I filled almost to the top, and was able to make 4 medium size cookies. Then I press them with the palm of my hand.

Three chickpea flour cookies, unbaked, on parchment paper

And bake them for 10 to 12 minutes at 350°F, like regular cookies!

Four chickpea flour cookies on top of each others on a table
2 fingers holding 2 chickpea flour cookies, one is matcha and white chocolate, the other is a turtle cookie

Chickpea flour cookies

Recipe for 4 medium cookies, with different flavor options.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 2 people


Cookie dough base

  • ¾ cup chickpea flour 90 g
  • 1 pinch sea salt flakes
  • ½ tsp baking soda 3 g
  • 2 tbsp light brown sugar 20 g
  • 3 tbsp canola oil 40 ml
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup 60 ml

Vanilla and chocolate chips

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 2 g
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips 50 g

Matcha and white chocolate chips

  • 2 tsp matcha powder 6 g
  • ¼ cup white chocolate chips 50 g

Caramelized pecans and chocolate chips

  • ¼ cup pecan halves 25 g
  • ½ tbsp icing sugar to caramelize the pecans
  • cup dark or milk chocolate chips 25g


  • If you're making the caramelized pecans and chocolate cookies, mix the pecans and the icing sugar in a pan. Heat on medium heat until the sugar starts dissolving and from that point on, stir until caramelized. Allow to cool down on parchment paper and crush.
    Pecan halves with icing sugar in a frying pan
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients together with a whisk.
    Dry ingredients with a bowl with a whisk, wet ingredients in a jug with a spatula, chocolate chips in a bowl
  • Add in the liquids, and mix with a spatula until combined.
  • Lastly, put the chocolate chips and nuts.
    Chickpea flour cookie dough in a bowl
  • Scoop or divide the dough in 4 cookies, put on a baking sheet with parchment paper and press with the palm of your hand.
    Chickpea flour cookies on parchment paper before baking
  • Bake for 12 minutes, turning the baking sheet halfway.
Keyword Besan, Chickpea flour, Chickpea flour cookies, Garbanzo flour, Gram flour

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