Protein ‘Cookie Dough’ in a Mug

This cookie dough in a mug is made with wholesome ingredients, and is a nutritional treat! The humble chickpea is so versatile, it can be added to a curry, blended into hummus, turned into a vegan chickpea mayo, roasted as a crunchy snack or salad topping, made into cookies OR this delicious cookie dough in a mug inspired by Iron Man! Who knew that pureéing Chickpeas with 7 other healthy ingredients would result in a delicious cookie dough batter that tastes like dessert, which is also loaded with plant protein and fibre, PLUS it can satisfy that sweet tooth. It’s also a great, simple dessert to make for a healthy vegan. It is also grain-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free.

We give a lentil option instead of chickpeas to this recipe to give you an extra bit of Iron, but it will be slightly more savoury in taste.


Cooking Methods

  • Microwave



Prep Time

5 minutes

Cooking Time

3.5 minutes


  • 1 tin of chickpeas or lentils, drained
  • 60ml (¼ cup) peanut butter
  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) almond flour
  • 60ml (¼ cup) plant-based milk (if needed)
  • 10ml (2 tsp) vanilla extract
  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) honey or maple syrup 
  • Pinch of baking soda 
  • Pinch of Salt 
  • 45ml (3 Tbsp) sugar-free or dark chocolate, chopped


  1. Blend everything, except for the chocolate chips, together in a food processor.
  2. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Place in a mug and microwave for 3 1/2 minutes or until cooked. ENJOY!



Nut Butter: We used peanut butter, but you are welcome to substitute this for your favourite nut butter, like Macadamia, Almond, or Cashew.

Flour: If you do not have Almond flour, you can blend up some almonds into ground almonds/flour. OR, you could substitute for oat flour, regular flour, gluten-free flour or another flour or choice. We would not recommend coconut flour or flax flour as you might get a very different consistency.