These Healthy Chickpea Blondies will completely blow your mind, you’ll never believe they are healthy!
I’ve been on a baking kick in the kitchen lately. There are just so many different things that I want to make and share with you all. Except I’ve definitely had some major fails too.
I’m working hard to make an oat flour oatmeal cookie and I’ve tried making them THREE times and can’t figure out why they keep turning out horrible. The texture is just not right, but I definitely won’t give up. I’ve gotta figure it out!
Now these chickpea blondies, I nailed on the first try and that’s coming from someone who is now very careful about putting any recipes on the blog that don’t actually taste amazing. I tested these chickpea blondies out with my boyfriend, my roommate and her friend and they all raved about them. Plus I ate 1/3 of the pan on the first name I made them. No regrets.
They are flourless (well, I ground oats up to make flour so that doesn’t count), are made with healthy fats, are vegan, have only natural sugar in them and overall have very minimal ingredients. The process was similar to my chickpea cookie dough, except this time it was baked. You can use any different nut butter that you choose, I used almond but I really think peanut or cashew would amazing as well.
I can see my future self making these a lot because they are so easy to whip up and don’t take much time to make at all. You literally just place everything in a food processor, blend, and bake. They are great to take places and seriously can pass as any regular dessert, I think people would be shocked to know that they are made from chickpeas.
If you give them a try, let me know!
- 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed.
- ½ cup almond butter
- ⅓ cup + 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- ¼ cup oat flour (finely ground oats)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- ½ cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a food processor, blend chickpeas, almond butter, maple syrup, oat flour, cinnamon, vanilla, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Once creamy and smooth, take off lid and stir in chocolate chips.
- Do not process.
- Pour into greased 8x8 pan.
- Bake for 22-24 minutes. They may not look done, but they are. They will dry out if you leave them in longer.