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Chickpea Blondies

These Chickpea Blondies are a gluten-free dessert that are packed with creamy white chocolate and protein-packed chickpeas!

These Chickpea Blondies are a gluten-free dessert that are packed with creamy white chocolate and protein-packed chickpeas!

You may notice a deficit in the amount of baked goods here at Live Eat Learn. This is certainly notbecause I don’t appreciate a good carbs + sugar combo, because let me tell you, I do. And it’s also not really for health reasons…because all things in moderation, including baked goods.

No, this probably narrows down to my impatience. Impatience in waiting an hour for my cake experiment to bake, only to open the oven to pitiful failure. Impatience in starting the whole thing over, figuring out exactly where I went wrong, trying again, failing. While cooking is a flavor game that’s more lenient to mistakes, baking is a science, of which I’m not yet a master.

And the karma for my impatience was out in full swing today. Wha-ha-happen was…when I was cooking that Autumn Pear Pizza, some oils from the cheese dripped down onto the coils of the oven. And when given the choice between fresh-from-the-oven pizza and cleaning the oven…who would ever choose the latter? So with the memory of a goldfish, I went about my life, forgetting to clean the oven until today.

And so today, as I finally attempted a baked-something, clouds of smoke began pouring from my oven. It was the Beet Chip Catastrophe 2.0 as I scurried to fling open each window and door so as not to evacuate the entire apartment complex. But of course, I wasn’t about to wait for the oven to completely cool to clean it, so I sacrificed a sponge and, with heavily oven-kitted hands, meticulously cleaned off the grease and grime. I’m lucky to have come out alive, and even luckier to have these blondies to show for it.

Fast forward to now. I’ve cleaned my oven, and I’ve created these Chickpea Blondies. I did the whole Black Bean Brownie thing, so Chickpea Blondies seemed like the natural next step in legume experimentation. And while I would think chickpeas and black beans would act pretty much the same, they didn’t. The blondies were much softer and were better eaten with a fork. Nonetheless, they were good; vanilla-y, brown sugar-y and with just a hint of chickpea.

Chickpea BlondiesThese Chickpea Blondies are a gluten-free dessert that are packed with creamy white chocolate and protein-packed chickpeas!

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Chickpea Blondies

These Chickpea Blondies are a gluten-free dessert that are packed with creamy white chocolate and protein-packed chickpeas!

Course Baked Goods, Desserts
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Occasion 4th of July, Birthdays, Christmas, Easter, Game Day, Thanksgiving, Valentine's Day
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 blondies
Calories 250 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 15-oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • cup white sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • Garnish with powdered sugar

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, puree chickpeas to a smooth consistency.
  2. Mix together chickpea puree, vanilla, eggs, and oil.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix together the sugars, salt, and baking powder.
  4. Mix the wets and the dries, then add in the white chocolate.
  5. Pour into a greased pan (8 x 8 inches-ish), and bake at 375 degrees F (175 C) for 45 minutes, or until top and center are firm.

Notes

These are not low calorie. They are, however, gluten-free, making them great for anyone with gluten intolerance (or for anyone with an abundance of chickpeas in their pantry who’s looking to leap across culinary boundaries!)

Nutrition Facts
Chickpea Blondies
Amount Per Serving (1 blondie)
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Protein 7g 14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments (3)

  1. Alicia says:

    Excited to try this!
    I have tried black bean brownies and am liking the gluten free idea’s!
    Praise Yahshua for good idea’s!
    Jewsforjesus.org!

    1. Sarah says:

      Let me know how it goes, Alicia! 🙂

  2. Viviane says:

    Trying it right now! It’s in the oven 😉
    The preparation on the spoon was good so my expectations are high hehe!

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