Healthy Chickpea Cookies that are refined sugar free especially for Baby Led Feeding. Main recipe image for website. This sugar free recipe will help your family stay off sugar this new year! This really delicious recipe for Baby Led Weaning is a yummy treat for kids and really healthy too.

A New Years Resolution you will keep – Eat More Cookies (super healthy ones of course).

Put on the kettle on! Super Healthy Cookies are here and they are the perfect healthy treat to keep you and your family on the straight and narrow this January!

This January, I have teamed up with Dunnes Stores to fill your cupboards, fridges and freezers with healthy foods your family will truly love. These deliciously soft cookies are made using a very surprising ingredient – the humble chickpea! It took a few tries to get them to the right consistency but these definitely work and my children devoured them so I know I’m onto a winner.

Chickpeas are normally used for more savoury dishes but they work so well as a flour replacement and they pack a punch too! They are an excellent source of iron, are high in fibre, protein and also contain healthy fats.

All of the ingredients for these cookies can be found in your local Dunnes Stores and they are really inexpensive to make too – perfect for January.

      • PREP TIME
      • 5 minutes
      • COOK TIME
      • 15 minutes
      • TOTAL TIME
      • 20 minutes
      • SERVES
      • 16 Cookies

What goes in...

  • 400g tin chickpeas drained
  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 130g peanut butter
  • 30g melted butter (or coconut oil for vegan)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 50g oats
  • Topping choices: finely crushed nuts or seeds

How to make it...

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180ºC.
  2. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor and process until smooth.
  3. Spoon a heaped tablespoon of the mixture to a baking tray lined with parchment paper, repeat until all the mixture is gone.
  4. Sprinkle over a little of the finely crushed topping (I used crushed nuts) then bake for 15 minutes until the cookies are golden.
  5. Cool fully before serving.
  • HELPFUL TIP - Reduce the sugar!!!

    For even healthier cookies, reduce the maple syrup each time until you are using just banana as a sweetener.