This Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie Skillet is rich, decadent and loaded with chocolatey goodness. Made with wholesome ingredients like chickpeas, oats and natural sweeteners. Vegan, gluten free and oil free!
Lots of experiments with aquafaba have been happening in the kitchen and I’ve been left with copious amounts of chickpeas.
Totally not complaining because I’ve been using them for chickpea cookie dough, roasting them into crispy snacks, making falfel and eating them in bowls… but I was feeling a bit more bold the other day and based on my chocolate chip chickpea cookies, I had a feeling it could turn into a fine peanut butter skillet cookie.
Friends, behold. A chickpea dessert recipe that is not only amazingly fudgy, gooey and decadent but also actually healthy.
Oh and yes, this chickpea cookie covers most diets and lifestyles so it can be enjoyed by all! Vegan, gluten free, flourless, eggless, oil free and refined sugar free. Plus, a healthy dose of plant based protein for good measure 😉.
Secret to Vegan Healthy Peanut Butter Cookie
I guess I’ve already spoiled the secret ingredient that makes this peanut butter cookie healthy (yes, it’s the chickpeas) but in addition, we’re also using gluten free oats to make oat flour, peanut butter and a combo of maple syrup and coconut sugar for sweetness.
I promise, you can’t taste the chickpeas at all and this nutrient packed bean actually makes the texture that much more tasty: fudgy, slightly cake-like in texture with crispy edges and a ooey-gooey centre.
Not only are the ingredients super simple, but making this peanut butter chickpea cookie skillet could not get any easier. Just add all the ingredients into a food processor, blend, place into a skillet and bake!
Something I like to do is to set aside a bit of the chickpea cookie dough and snack on it while the rest bakes for about 20 minutes. Your kitchen will start to smell like chocolate chip peanut butter cookie heaven!
I didn’t have any ice-cream or coconut whip cream on hand BUT I highly encourage you to add your favourite cookie skillet toppings. Okay, I really need to go pick up some dairy free ice-cream now…
I made this recipe using a 5.5 inch cookie skillet, perfect for a single serve or for two but if you don’t have a small skillet or want to make a bigger batch, you can easily double all the ingredients and bake it in a 8×8 inch skillet. If you don’t have a skillet, a cake pan will work but I would defiantly decrease the baking time to 15 minutes as the pan does heat up faster.
And thats it for todays recipe! I hope you try and love this healthy chickpea cookie skillet recipe as much as I do. It’s super satisfying and such a great dessert for any night of the week.
Wishing you a fabulous rest of the week filled with all your peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dreams <3
More Peanut Butter & Chickpea Desserts to Love:
- Salted Pretzel Chocolate Chip Chickpea Cookie Recipe
- High Protein Cookie Dough
- Chickpea Cookie Dough 3 Ways
- Date Sweetened Peanut Butter Cookies
- Peanut Butter Crispy Balls
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