Healthy Chickpea Blondies with chunks of chocolate in every bite. This easy and healthy recipe is vegan and gluten-free, can be made with almond flour or oat flour, and is packed with protein. Can easily be made nut free, too!
Its 2019 and we are baking with chickpeas, people!
I’ve seen or heard about crazier things happening, and I seriously think that once you test these out for yourself, you’ll know why I think they are so good!
The chickpeas help give off a super soft, buttery texture to the blondies, and don’t have an extremely strong taste, making them really good for mixing with nut butter.
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.
And if chickpeas aren’t your thing, why don’t you go on over and make my almond butter blondies? No chickpeas required!
What goes in chickpea blondies?
They are made with either oat flour or almond flour (I’ve tested it both ways and it yields similar results!), are made with healthy fats from the nut butter, are vegan, have only natural sugar in them.
1 can of cooked chickpeas – can’t beat buying a can of chickpeas from the grocery store for 99 cents! Just drain em and rinse, then pop them into your food processor!
Almond butter – helps give that extra creamy and rich flavor to these blondies. You can replace the almond butter with any other nut butter that you want.
Maple syrup – one of my favorite natural sweeteners, balances perfectly with the chickpeas to add a subtle sweetness without being too overbearing.
Overall, they have very minimal ingredients so when you make them and you get an incredible blondie, you wonder how they are so good!
How to make chickpea blondies:
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!
What’s the best way to serve and store chickpea blondies?
Personally, I like when they are fresh out of the oven and still gooey on the inside. I’ve been known to burn my mouth because I have no patience when it comes to fresh and warm baked goods!
I love adding a big scoop of vanilla ice cream right on top, grabbing a spoon, and getting a little bite of both within each spoonful. So delicious!
These blondies can be stored on the counter, wrapped in foil for up to 5 days. They also can be frozen and defrosted at a later date.
If you make this recipe, be sure to comment below and let me know how it was! Also tag @erinliveswhole on Instagram and use the hashtag #erinliveswhole so I can see it and feature you!
If you liked this recipe, you’ll want to try these!
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a food processor, blend chickpeas, almond butter, vanilla and maple syrup until smooth.
- Once blended, add in oat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and blend again.
- Once creamy and smooth, take off lid and stir in chocolate chips. (I take blade out before this part)
- Do not process chips.
- Pour into greased 8×8 pan.
- Bake for 22-24 minutes.
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