These gluten-free Chocolate Pea Cookies are packed full of a green vegetable and you’d never know it! They’re kid-friendly and make a great breakfast or healthy snack.
Allow me to introduce you to my latest invention – Chocolate Pea Cookies! So many of you loved my Carrot Oat Bars that it got me all excited and I wanted to come up with another new way to add some veggies to a baked good.
I know green can sometimes be a tricky color to get kids excited about, so I decided to depend on some cocoa powder and make a chocolate cookie. Then I snuck a full cup of sweet green peas into the recipes! I really had no idea how they were going to turn out, but much to my surprise, the recipe came out great!
Little Miss has been gobbling these up for the past couple of weeks. And they’re so easy to make. Just steam the peas in the microwave whenever you have a minute and then when it’s time to bake, just dump everything in a food processor, whirl and scoop.
These cookies are gluten-free and dairy-free (as long as you use dairy-free chocolate chips! I like Enjoy Life). They’re nice and fluffy and not too sweet. I use 1/4 cup sugar but if you’d like a slightly sweeter cookie you can increase to 1/3 cup.
Be sure to let me know if you guys try these! I’d love to see pictures of you and your kiddos enjoying them!
Here’s how you make these Chocolate Pea Cookies:Print
Chocolate Pea Cookies
These healthy Chocolate Pea Cookies are packed full of a green vegetable and you’d never know it! They’re kid-friendly and make a great breakfast or snack.
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: Makes 14-16 cookies 1x
- 1 cup steamed green peas (cooled)
- 2 eggs
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Add all ingredients except chocolate chips to a food processor.
Process until smooth and well-blended.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Scoop onto cookie sheets lined with parchment paper and bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes.
I make these with 1/4 cup sugar and they’re not overly sweet. If you’d like a slightly sweeter cookie I would use 1/3 cup sugar.
So easy, right?
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Amy Wyckoff says
What a great recipe! I can’t wait to try these tonight with my little guy. He is 2 1/2 and LOVES cooking with mom every day.
Thank you for another great recipe, Lindsay!
Nancy White says
Is it possible to get nutrition stats?
sorry, i don’t have them. you could try plugging into my fitness pal
Ana q says
These are awesome! My 2 year old and I loved them. Thanks for the awesome recipe 🙂
Kelli at Hungry Hobby says
This is pure genius!! I love it. Perfect for kiddos who don’t do super great with veggies!
These are yummy.
Perfect for a little something sweet. Will be having these around a lot.
yay! glad you liked them!
My kid is allergic to eggs. Could I substitute applesauce or banana or something else for the eggs?
I’m not sure. You could try a flax or chia egg and see how that went!
Just made these with my 2 yo, and they were a hit with the whole family!
I know this question is two years old but wanted to comment for new people that come across this recipe.
I used a gelatin egg replacement and they turned out great. They didn’t rise as much as the batch I made with eggs and weren’t as cakey but still delicious and my kids loved them.
Just made these cookies and they are so good!! Any chance to sneak some veggies in for my picky eater is a bonus!
rosemary wensley says
loved these thank you! The few tweaks that I made, used almond butter, and threw in a few fresh almonds, also used 2 tablespoons of honey, sweetened with a banana and a date. my kids loved these, even my pea hating child!
yay! glad to hear it!
Peas in a cookie, that is a first for me!! Made them yesterday, they are really good!! I like that they don’t taste crazy sweet. I even had my boyfriend (who is generally skeptical of “weird” baking creations) taste them and he definitely couldn’t detect that there were peas in the recipe. I used 1/2c peanut butter and 1/4c almond butter because that’s what I had, and Hershey’s special dark cocoa. Thanks!
yay! sounds like a win! glad to hear it 🙂
These look and sound wonderful – have pinned to try later
Made them exactly as written in the recipe and they were delicious!
Holy cow are these cookies good. I made them this morning and had one for breakfast
so glad you liked them!
Wow, these are incredible! I used Hershey’s special dark cocoa powder and they taste like Devil’s food. Big hit with my kids!
yay!! glad to hear it!
Liz Florey says
Have you ever made these with whole wheat flour and the dairy? I’m looking to add as many calories for my nephew who is a little under weight and brings a whole new meaning to “picky eater”!
No, I’ve never made them with flour or added dairy. You could try adding some yogurt!
These are delicious! Both my 4-year-old and 18-month-old gobbled them up. Definitely adding them to my regular menu.
yay!!! so glad
These are the most delicious cookies ever! My family loves them so much. Thank you for the recipe.
I was intrigued by these cookies, so I tried them. They were easy but they came out cakey and not very chocolatey. If you’re looking for a breakfast cookie or a virtuous cookie, then go for it, but if I were to do these again, I would experiment with replacing some of the peanut butter with melted butter and upping the cocoa or using melted chocolate.
What black magic is this? These are delicious and incredibly easy to make. I made them for breakfast this morning and my cake-hating 3 year old devoured it. These are more like cake/brownies but in the shape of cookies, so that did the trick for her. Will be making these a lot. It’s packed with protein and a wonderful addition to our breakfast rotation. Thanks Lindsay!
Can I swap sugar for something else? Banana? I am not consuming added sugar.
you can definitely try with banana!
Surprised at how much my kids liked these. Used the Costco brand peanut butter (no sugar) and the full amount of sugar in the recipe. These are plenty sweet and have a texture almost like a muffin top. My 10 yo says they remind him of a chocolate torte and requested I make them again. Thanks !
Hi, can I use cacao powder instead of cocoa powder? If I can, how much should I use?
I don’t really have any experience with cacao. I think it’s more bitter so you might need to increase the sugar?
Gabrielle Williams says
LOVE THESE. 2/3 of my kiddos will eat. One isn’t crazy about the cake texture but I’ll eat his portion! So easy and good!
Sarah G says
I didn’t have a food processor, so Used my Nutribullet to puree the peas, eggs and vanilla then just mixed everything together in a bowl and it worked great (I assume a blender would do the same thing). Told my kids they were Chocolate Pea PB Cookies and they loved them; I did too – you’d never guess Peas are in there & using the 1/3 cup sugar satisfied our sweet tooths 🙂
I’m late to the game on this recipe but I’m sure glad I found it! I have 2 picky eaters when it comes to veggies and this is the perfect recipe! Low in sugar and they’ve substituted store bought. They absolutely love them! Thank you for this.
I like the black magic comment above 🙂 I literally just made these and took a bite and uttered “ARE YOU KIDDING ME?” – How are there peas in here? They’re delicious and light. I added sprinkles to the top because we are in a rainbow everything phase with my three year old and a few extra chocolate chips to the top of each cookie. I’m wondering if I can sub in sun butter without much change so they’re ok to send to our nut-free school! Thanks again for a WONDERFUL addition to our household recipes!
i think sun butter will work just fine!
I found your recipe while searching for a cookie that would allow me to sneak some veggies into my grandchildren’s snack. All 5 loved them! The oldest, who is on the Autism spectrum and especially picky on any food he eats, ate 3 cookies. Thanks for a recipe that creates both delicious and healthy treats!
Flavor overall is great. Essentially a chocolate peanut butter cookie.
We struggled to puree the ingredients as we only have a blender. It was necessary to add some milk to puree the peas. We added some oats and flour to thicken the dough again which made for a more cake like cookie.
Our toddlers really enjoyed these!