Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

I made some chocolate chickpea cookies last summer and they turned out amazing! You really can’t taste the chickpeas and it makes a great substitute for people who can’t eat gluten or wheat because this has no flour! This influenced me to make my own recipe using chickpeas instead of flour! I also have 2kg of nut butter in my cupboard to use up so I thought it would be good to use it for a recipe even though I would love to just eat it with a spoon! You could also use peanut butter for this but it would slightly change the taste.

This recipe is a great treat to take along with a packed lunch to school or work. When I was younger my mum would make chickpea and chocolate chip cookies to take to school and I loved them just as much as these bars! They are sweet, gooey and have plenty of chocolate. Not only are they a healthier option but they are also really simple and quick to make with a food processor!

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies
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Healthy, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free
Serves: 9 squares
  • 2 tins of chickpeas rinsed and drained (480g drained)
  • 1 cup (200g) almond butter
  • ¾ cup (180ml) maple syrup
  • ½ tsp (2.5ml) vanilla powder
  • 1 tsp (5ml) baking powder
  • 1 cup (100g) chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Add all ingredients apart from the chocolate chips into the food processor.
  3. Blend for a few minutes until completely smooth.
  4. Remove the food processor blade add the chocolate chips. (reserve ¼ cup or 25g).
  5. Use a spoon to mix them into the chickpea mixture.
  6. Line 9x9 inch pan with baking paper.
  7. Pour the batter into lined pan and use a spoon to smooth the top.
  8. Sprinkle over the reserved chocolate chips.
  9. Bake for approximately 1 hour, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Let cool for around 30 minutes and then place in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  11. Slice into 9 even squares.
  12. Keep any leftovers in the fridge and eat within a few days,

If you make the recipe please use the hashtags #eatplantifully #theplantifulbrunette and tag me in it!

Delicia x