Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

So I took a chance and did something kind of weird. I made chocolate chip blondies. Out of chickpeas. And then I served them to 3 hungry men. And you know what? It worked out pretty well. Not only were they tolerated… they were a hit!

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

This is definitely a more resolution-worthy recipe than my last post! While I have nothing against flour (and often upgrade recipes with whole wheat flour over white), if I have the opportunity to add some extra fiber and protein to a treat, why not? Chickpeas are also fairly high in iron and since I don’t eat much red meat, I’ve been trying to find alternate sources. I thought this recipe sounded strange, but also pretty intriguing, so I decided to give it a go. I’ll admit, I wasn’t expecting great results.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

(adapted from DAMY)

  • 1 cup natural smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Coat an 8×8 baking dish with non stick spray.

Place all ingredients excluding the chocolate chips in a food processor and blend until smooth. Using a spatula, fold in the chocolate chips. Pour mixture evenly into baking dish and smooth top.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies    Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Bake for 30-35 minutes, until the center is set and a toothpick comes out clean.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Let cool at least 10 minutes, then cut into squares and serve!

If you are going to keep these longer than a couple days, store in the refrigerator.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Guess what? These things were AMAZING. Yes, I did double the chocolate chips from the original recipe. But they ARE dessert, after all. They were super moist, and I was surprised how much they rose and baked up considering there was no flour in them. I couldn’t get over just how much everyone loved these. I will definitely make them again!

Check out these other delicious blondie recipes!

Chocolate Chip Cherry Blondies

Chocolate Chip Cherry Blondies

Cranberry White Chocolate Pumpkin Blondies

White Chocolate Cranberry Pumpkin Bars

M&M Blondies

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Comments

  1. says

    I made black bean brownies once. They were…not good. I’d be willing to give unconventional baking another go with this recipe though. They look so good!

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