Chickpea Brownies are a healthy alternative to regular brownies and are fudgy, made with simple natural ingredients, and are easy to make. They are made gluten free, dairy free and vegan and no one will believe you when you tell them they are made from chickpeas!
Watch this video to see how I made the chickpea brownies!
So a few weekends ago, I made my chickpea blondies and they were such a hit with my family and friends that I knew I wanted to make a chocolate version.
I’m the biggest fan of any and everything chocolate, so when I realized I could make these just a little bit fudgier and a little bit more chocolate-y I was in.
When I shared these on my Instagram, everyone literally went wild and within a few months, over 60 of you had remade this recipe and tagged me in a post! But for really good reason, I mean how good do these chickpea brownies look?
These brownies are my absolute favorite recipe on this blog and there are so many different ways you can alter them to make them fit your needs.
Need to be nut-free? You can use sunbutter as an excellent replacement. Can’t have almonds for the almond flour? Use the same amount of oat flour. Don’t have maple syrup? Honey works great!
This recipe also calls for a food processor, but you could probably use a blender too.
But the real question is, why haven’t you gotten a food processor yet? It’s by far my most favorite kitchen appliance, even more so than my Vitamix.
I got mine for less than $40 and have used it for two years straight at least 3 times a week. No joke, this is my most used and most favorite appliance ever.
I just bought this cheap Hamilton Beach one on Amazon after reading all of the good reviews and realized that I needed to get one for myself, and I’m SO HAPPY that I did because it is the best food processor ever.
Now I know what you’re thinking, how can brownies made from chickpeas possibly be good? Well I promise you that you cannot even taste the chickpeas at all.
They are actually a great base for the brownies because they make them perfectly soft and fudgy.
I’m actually eating one right now as I type up this post and love to keep them stocked in my freezer at all times.
I’ve gotten into the habit of having one after dinner as my nightly snack because I suffer from not being able to go to bed unless I’ve had my daily dose of sweets. Does anyone else feel like they have to end the night with something sweet?
I don’t know if its a really bad habit or just completely normal, but I cannot go to bed with the last thing I ate being savory.
And these brownies are the perfect way to satisfy that sweet tooth. They are gluten-free, vegan, made from mostly plant products, so they are completely nutritious in addition to being tasty.
If you give them a try, let me know!
If you’re looking for other delicious healthy treats like these chickpea brownies, you should try my:
Chocolate Chickpea Brownies are a healthy alternative to regular brownies and are fudgy, chocolatey, and easy to make. They are made gluten free, dairy free and vegan.
- 1 – 15oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed.
- 1/2 cup nut butter (I like almond or peanut)
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 1 Tbsp melted coconut oil
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips and more for sprinkling on top!
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a food processor, blend chickpeas, nut butter, maple syrup, coconut oil, and vanilla,
- Once blended, add in almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Continue to process, scraping down sides as necessary until smooth.
- Once creamy and smooth, take off lid (I also remove blade) and stir in chocolate chips.
- Do not process the chips.
- Pour into greased 8×8 pan and sprinkle with extra chocolate chips if desired. ** see note for extra thickness
- Bake for 21-23 minutes.
I’ve also baked them in a loaf pan for extra thick brownies. This took about 30-35 minutes to bake, but they were really good this way!
- Category: Dessert, vegan, gluten-free
Keywords: vegan, healthy, chickpea brownies
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