Protein packed vegan cookie dough

Salted caramel & chocolate swirl! Made with chickpeas, apple sauce and oats

I love cookie dough, especially when you can eat it without worries! Most homemade healthy cookie doughs are mainly made with nut butter. I also love nut butter in my dough but it’s pretty expensive sometimes and I thought it would be a nice idea to make the dough a little “lighter” too. I reduced the amount of nut butter and used apple sauce instead! Love how it turned out.

Vegan cookie dough
Both for me???!! YESSS

Recipe for the basic dough

  • 265g ( 1 can ) chickpeas, washed
  • 50 ml plant milk
  • 100g apple sauce
  • 55g nut butter
  • 25g xylit / coconut sugar ( add more if you like it sweeter)
  • 50g almonds ( or oat flour)
  • 25g oat flour
  • about 30g lupine flour ( or oat flour)
    • add more if you want a thicker dough

For the salted caramel

  • 80g dates, stoned
  • a splash of plant milk ( or water for a more intense color)
  • pinch of salt

For the chocolate swirl

  • your fave chocolate spread ( I used a chocolate nur butter)


Cookie dough jars
Healthy and soooo yummy


Basic dough

  1. blend the chickpeas with the plant milk to a smooth paste.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together to a thick dough.

Salted caramel

  1. blend the dates to little chunks and add in the salt as well as a splash of plant milk/ water. Blend until it’s all combined. It should look like caramel now 🙂
  2. Roughly fold in the caramel in the dough.
  3. Serve and enjoy!

Chocolate swirl

See steps 2 and  3 above! You can also add chocolate chunks or vegan chocolate lentils as I did. Also feel free to add the homemade caramel!

The cookie dough is completely edible – you can add in cacao powder for a chocolate version ect. . I hope you like this recipe and I would love to know when you try it out! Send me a dm on instagram, or if you’re posting a picture of it make sure to tag me and use the #ginasveganrecipes, so I won’t miss it. Can’t wait to see your creations ♥