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Healthy Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookie Dough


This chocolate chip peanut butter healthy cookie dough is just that – healthier! And so good. Made with chickpeas in place of all the butter.


  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup soft tub light margarine or butter (I used Brummel and Brown yogurt spread)
  • 1 tablespoon egg whites (can omit if not baking)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup flour (whole wheat or regular)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark, milk, or semisweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, beat the brown sugar and margarine together. Add the chickpeas, egg whites and vanilla. Beat until smooth (see notes). Stir in peanut butter.
  2. Add flour, oats, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix again until a soft dough forms.
  3. Eat, refrigerate, or freeze the dough. If you want cookies, bake at 350 for 7-10 minutes, until just slightly set. Do not overbake. Makes 12-15 cookies/cookie dough balls.


My mixer wasn’t quite strong enough to do the trick (plus there were chickpeas flying everywhere) so I switched over to the food processor to get the chickpeas blended. Then I transferred the mixture back to the mixing bowl.

The cookies won’t flatten out much during baking, so if you want a flatter cookie, you should press the tops down before baking.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy cookie dough, chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough, peanut butter cookie dough