Healthy chickpea blondies made without peanut butter that are vegan and high in protein. Easy recipe that can be made low calorie by not adding the coconut oil and reducing the chocolate by half. For the sweetener applesauce or a banana can be used.
This chocolate chip blondie recipe is suitable for vegan, gluten free (make sure to use gluten-free oats), healthy, low sugar and plant-based diets.
Moist and fudgy just like a normal blondie and you wouldn’t even realise how healthy this chickpea blondie is from how good they taste. Bursting with nutrition, heart-healthy fats, fibre and a few slices can count as up to 2 of your portions of fruit/vegetables.
1 can Chickpeas
½ cup / 70g Almonds
½ cup / 90g Chocolate chips
¾ cup / 140g Dates
1 cup / 90g rolled Oats, ground
2-4 tbsp Maple syrup / Applesauce or any other sweetener
2 tbsp Coconut oil
½ tsp Baking powder
2 tsp Vanilla
a pinch of Salt
a few tbsp of Water, just enough to blend to a smooth batter
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F / 180 C.
Melt the coconut oil and grind the oats.
Add everything for the healthy blondie batter apart from the water and chocolate to a food processor. Blend until smooth adding water a tablespoon at a time.
Stir in most of the chocolate chips and spread onto an 8″ pan lined with greaseproof paper.
Bake the chickpea blondies 25-30 mins until they are slightly golden. Add a few more chocolate chips on the top once taken out of the oven.
Allow to cool and then cut into slices.
Use coconut oil that is suitable for cooking, it’s often called culinary coconut oil, as it has a higher smoke point.
You can replace the coconut oil with any other oil, but the taste and smell of coconut oil works well and is suitable for baking.
If you want oil free chickpea blondies or lower in calories just leave out the oil.
To make gluten free chickpea blondies use gluten free oats. Oats are naturally gluten free but are often contaminated during growing or processing.
You can use instant oats rather than grinding normal oats.
These healthy vegan blondies will last a couple of days in an airtight container.