Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars (vegan, gluten-free, wheat-free)

I know what you’re thinking…how can you possibly make a chocolate chip cookie without eggs, butter, or flour? And one that’s actually packed with protein and fiber?

Get ready to have your mind blown.

Introducing the chocolate chip cookie made with…garbanzo beans.

What? Don’t hate on it yet. Especially when it comes out of the oven looking like this:

Yea, that’s what I thought.


2 cans of garbanzo beans/chickpeas or white beans (totaling 500 grams after drained and rinsed)

1 cup quick oats

1 cup brown sugar (you can substitute white sugar)

1/4 cup oil (your preference, I use canola, others use coconut oil)

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 and 1/2 cups chocolate chips (use more or less based on your preference)


How to:

Blend everything (not the chips) very well in a food processor (not blender).

Mix in the chips.

Pour into an oiled pan. (10-inch pie pan, square pan, rectangle – however deep you want it!)

Bake at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.

Let cool 10 minutes.


Bake it and share it with your friends…if there is any left. Post pictures to Facebook!

Adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie.

  • These look delicious Diana! I am all about using a processor to ease the cooking process and shorten the amount of time before I get to eat the cookies! Cheers.

  • Stephanie

    Got the recipe from Julia D. and they were a big hit with my friends! I made them in an 8×8 pan and I wished they were a little less chewy. I will cook in larger pan and see how it goes… Delicious!

    • Awesome! I like serving them and then telling people later the ingredients!

  • Nate

    Can I make chocolate chip cookies with this recipe?

    • Hi Nate! I believe you can try…the batter is a bit loose when you mix it, but I think it is totally doable! It may be a good idea to actually refriderate the batter first so it is more solid. Let me know how they come out! I will try myself too…

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