One Bowl Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies (Gluten Free, Vegan)

Prep: 10 minutesCook: 25 minutesTotal: 35 minutes
Yield: 6 - 9Categories: Baking, Desserts
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These delicious chickpea blondies are so delicious you wouldnever guess what the main ingredient was! After the success of my chocolate chip chickpea cookies I decided to experiment a little and try to turn the recipe into a blondie and it worked beautifully – they turned out even better than the cookies! They have quickly taken the spot of favourite dessert in my household and if you make them then you will definitely understand why.

The chickpeas add so much moisture to the bake resulting in a gorgeously gooey inside and a lovely chewy exterior. The fudgey texture combined with the chunks of melted chocolate really does result in such a glorious bake!

I made these using a flax egg but have used chia in the past and this substitute worked just as well. I have also tried this recipe using different types of chocolate – I’ve made it using dark and milk (dairy free) and both versions were amazing. I prefer a fairly high chocolate to batter ratio and prefer to use a bar that I chop into chunks myself when baking so use less chocolate than the recipe indicates if preferred.

I have noted the bake time to be twenty five minutes but this may vary depending on how hot your oven gets so make sure to keep an eye on the blondies to stop them from burning. Don’t worry if the blondies don’t seem cooked the entire way through as they will firm up once they start to cool. I use an 8 inch by 8 inch brownie tray for these.

I used to be so skeptical of using legumes in baking but this is my third recipe with them as the star of the show and there’s no turning back for me! The chickpeas add so much moisture to this bake and I promise you cannot taste them at all! If you decide to make this recipe please keep in mind the batter will be different in texture than regular blondies made with flour. Ensure the chickpeas are well blended with no chunks remaining for best results.

If you like my chickpea blondies you may also like my Chickpea Brownie and my Chickpea Cookie recipes. If you want to try other blondie recipes you may like my Almond Flour Blondies which you can find here.

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Ingredients

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  • 1 can chickpeas
  • 120g 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 75ml 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 75g 1/4 cup + 3 tbsp dairy free chocolate
  • 5 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp ground flax seed
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • splash of vanilla essence

Method

  1. Mix the water with the flax seed in a glass and set aside
  2. Drain and rinse the chickpeas well before adding to a food processor or blender. Blitz for a few minutes
  3. Add the peanut butter, maple syrup, vanilla essence and baking powder to the blender and blitz until a smooth batter forms and no whole chickpeas remain. You may need to scrape the sides of the blender down a few times during this process
  4. Pour the flax egg into the blender and mix for another thirty seconds
  5. Scrape the chickpea batter into a large mixing bowl and add the chopped chocolate, stir well to ensure the chocolate is evenly distributed throughout. I like to hold 15g chocolate back to scatter across the top of the blondies just before I remove them from the oven
  6. Pour the mixture into a tray lined with parchment paper, tilt it slightly to ensure the batter reaches into all four corners and is smooth on top
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 25 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius

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