Sweet Chickpea Recipes – delicious, high protein, healthy, vegan dessert recipes featuring the versatile legume – chickpeas! Trust me – you will love these!
What are Chickpeas?
Chickpeas, also called Garbanzo Beans, are a versatile legume. They’re small in size, but big in nutrition. Full of protein, fiber, folate, and iron, chickpeas are an inexpensive ingredient you should always have in your pantry. Whether precooked from a can or dry beans cooked from scratch, their nutty flavor and creamy texture lend them well to not only savory hummus, but sweet dessert recipes as well!
And don’t forget to save the liquid from a can of chickpeas (or the liquid from cooking the beans from scratch) – this bean liquid is called aquafaba and can be used in place of eggs in many recipes, like my Peaches and Cream Dairy Free Donuts and my Healthy Peanut Butter Banana Bread.
Although I love using chickpeas in savory recipes to bulk up the protein, we’re talking all things sweet today! I’ve asked some of my favorite blogging buddies for their best sweet vegan dessert recipes using the humble chickpea. You’re gonna love these!
Sweet Chickpea Recipes: Small Bites
No Bake Chickpea Cookie Dough Balls – These cute little cookie dough balls by The Fitchen look like cake pops with the optional pretzel sticks. Jordan also says the chocolate drizzle is optional, but if you ask me, chocolate drizzle is never optional.
Cinnamon Chickpea Dairy Free Truffles – Keep them in the freezer and these tiny truffles from Veggie Inspired (<- that’s me!) taste like cinnamon cheesecake bites.
Mocha Mint Protein Bites – Packed with protein not only from the chickpeas, but also additional protein powder, these little bites from Healthy Helper Blog taste like a peppermint mocha.
No Bake Peanut Butter Fudge – Thick luscious squares of peanut butter fudge from Eat Healthy Eat Happy are velvety smooth thanks to chickpeas!
Sweet Chickpea Recipes: Cookies
Vegan Peanut Butter Cookies – Roasted chickpeas make these peanut butter cookies from Plant Powered Kitchen even nuttier.
Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookie Pie – Crispy on the edges, gooey in the center, this cookie pie from Vegan Richa can also be made into bars and comes with a nut-free option.
Fruity Chickpea Cookies – With no added sugar in these fruity treats, Healthy Little Foodies makes it acceptable to eat cookies for breakfast!
Sweet Chickpea Recipes: Cakes
Vegan New York Cheesecake – Cashews and chickpeas combine to create the perfectly creamy and smooth texture in this baked cheesecake from A Virtual Vegan.
No Bake Chocolate Chickpea Cake – Just 15 minutes of prep time and a handful of ingredients is all you need to create this easy cake from Green Evi. The hardest part is waiting for it to chill before taking a bite!
Magical Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake – Is it a cookie? Is it a cake? Either way, I want a slice of this deliciousness from A Dash of Compassion and you should have one too.
Sweet Chickpea Recipes: Brownies/Blondies/Bars
Flourless Almond Joy Blondies – These grain free blondies from My Whole Food Life combine almond and coconut to taste like the famous candy bar in healthy form.
5 Ingredient Cinnamon Protein Bars – Sugar free and gluten free, these healthy bars from Vegan Chickpea are perfect for breakfast, snacks, or dessert!
Healthy Peanut Butter Blondies – Bust out your blender and whip up these easy blondies by Joy Food Sunshine. And don’t forget the chocolate chips!
Cinnamon Chickpea Blondies – With tender, fudgy centers and crackly tops, Veggie Inspired (me again!) brings big cinnamon flavor in these reader favorite gluten free blondies.
Chocolate Chickpea Bark – sweet, salty, soft, and crunchy, this chocolate bark recipe from Nutritionicity is super creative!
Sweet Chickpea Recipes: Dessert Hummus
Brownie Batter Dessert Hummus – As a dip, spread onto toast or graham crackers, or eaten straight from the spoon, this sweet dessert hummus from A Virtual Vegan is kid friendly, adult approved!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip – Nut free and gluten free options are included for this dreamy dessert from Go Dairy Free so everyone can enjoy!
Funfetti No Cake Protein Smoothie Bowl – A Whisk and Two Wands doesn’t just use chickpeas in this fun(fetti) smoothie bowl, she uses frozen chickpeas. What?! Genius!
I hope you enjoyed this roundup of yummy sweet vegan chickpea recipes. Which one are you most excited to try first?