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Flourless Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies with Sea Salt

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Secretly healthy blondies made with chickpeas, peanut butter, and chocolate. They taste amazingly like peanut butter cookies. Flourless and no butter! Natural ingredients only!

Ingredients

  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 1 can (15 Oz. Size) Chickpeas, Rinsed And Drained
  • ½ cups All Natural Peanut Butter (or Almond Butter)
  • ⅓ cups Pure Maple Syrup Or Agave Nectar (you Can Also Use Honey If You're Not Vegan)
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract (gluten-free If Desired)
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Aluminum Free Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoons Baking Soda
  • ⅓ cups Vegan (or Regular) Chocolate Chips, Plus 2 Tablespoons, Divided
  • Sea Salt For Sprinkling

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350ºF and spray an 8×8 inch pan with nonstick olive oil cooking spray.

In a food processor, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and process until batter is smooth. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips, I like to use dark chocolate because it has less sugar but it’s up to you. Note: Batter will be thick and super delicious, so you could actually just eat it on its own!

Spread batter evenly in prepared pan then sprinkle the remaining 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on top. (The batter may stick to your spatula, so I like to spray my spatula with nonstick cooking spray first.) Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are a tiny bit brown. The batter may look underdone, but you don’t want them to dry out!

Cool pan for 20 minutes on wire rack. Sprinkle with sea salt then cut into 16 squares.

Notes:
Adding an egg to the batter will make it more cake-like, but not vegan.
You can use your favorite nut butter, just make sure it’s all natural.
Feel free to add in other things according to your dietary needs like nuts, dried fruit, or other types of chocolate.

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oneworldplate on 5.18.2013

This looks absolutely brilliant. I don’t have any food special diet needs, but I think I might make these anyway. I’m intrigued.

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Shawna C on 5.17.2013

Woo! No eggs! I will definitely try making these… when no one is home to see me putting chickpeas in them. :)

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rachelhockey on 5.24.2013

I made these for my small group last night and most everyone loved them. My husband was the only one who wouldn’t go for them because of the chickpeas, but I thought they were really a nice taste and texture. I did add an egg to my batter. The next time I make them I will leave it out to see the difference. Thanks!

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