Flourless Chickpea Afghan Cookies

  • Author: Flora & Vino
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 15-16 cookies
  • Diet: Vegan


Afghan inspired cookies made without flour! Instead, make them with chickpeas, nut butter, cacao, and dates finished with a walnut cacao frosting!



  • 1 15 oz. can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • ½ cup walnut butter
  • 810 Medjool dates
  • 3 TBSP unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 TBSP raw cacao powder


  • 2 TBSP raw cacao powder 
  • 2 TBSP walnut butter
  • 2 TBSP pure maple syrup 
  • walnuts, for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line a cookie sheet with  If You Care Parchment Paper.
  2. Add cookie ingredients to a high speed blender and pulse until well combined, scraping down the excess on the sides with a rubber spatula to ensure even consistency. It should resemble a sticky dough.
  3. With a cookie scoop, scoop dough in balls and place on  If You Care Parchment Paper. The batter should make about 16 cookies. Flatten gently with a fork.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, until golden brown on the bottom and firm to the touch.
  5. To make the frosting, mix the cacao powder, walnut butter, and maple syrup with a fork until smooth. Spread onto cooled cookies and place a walnut in the center.
  6. Refrigerate leftover cookies in the fridge for up to a week and freeze for long term storage.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven-Bake
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Oil-Free, Gluten-Free, Refined-Sugar-Free