Everyone knows the best part about baking cookies is eating the dough. But we also know that eating it raw can be dangerous. So what’s a cookie dough lover to do? Make vegan cookie dough instead! No eggs, no flour, just pure deliciousness.

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Close your eyes when you take the first bite; you won’t believe it’s vegan. Chickpeas offer the perfect smooth, creamy base while also providing much fibre and protein. So whip up a batch next time you’ve got a cookie dough craving, and dig in!

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Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas or 1, 15 oz can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup almond butter
2 Tbsp maple syrup
2 Tbsp coconut sugar
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:
1. Place all ingredients in the food processor, except for the chocolate chips.

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2. Pulse until the mixture is well blended and smooth.

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3. Remove from the food processor, fold in chocolate chips and enjoy with a spoon!

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Want more? Check out: 40 Vegan Desserts Even Non-Vegans Will Love.

Photos by Sarah Grossman.