Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

A beyond yummy, decadent tasting chocolate chip blondie! No one will guess it is made with chickpeas or that it is naturally gluten-free and grain-free! All anyone will taste is an amazing gluten-free dessert! Easy recipe has two options: fudgy option or cake-like option.

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies gluten-free grain-free easy dessert recipe
Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

An easy gluten-free dessert recipe for fudgy, chocolaty chickpeas blondies!

So excited for you to try these gluten-free Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies!

They are a new favorite treat and we can not get enough!

They are fudgy (with a cake-like option), chocolaty and SO YUMMY!

BUT … they are made with a can of chickpeas (which I promise you will not taste at all — you can ask my taste testers!), so they are also secretly packed with nutrients!

And because the chickpeas act as the flour here, they are are naturally gluten-free and grain-free!

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies gluten-free grain-free easy dessert recipe

And the best part of these recipe is that there is an option to make them fudgy or more cakey with the addition of just one ingredient — chickpea flour!

Without the chickpea flour, you get a fudgy blondie, like  the photo on the left, or with the chickpea flour you get a more cakey blondie, like the photo on the right.

BOTH are unreal! Great flavor (not chickpea flavor at all!) and amazing texture!

And it is a quick and easy recipe!

Before we get to the ingredients, I want to point out that there is a cooking video on this page so you can see how easy it is to make.

And as with all our recipes, there is a printable recipe with exact measurements and directions at the bottom of the page.

So let’s make the Gluten-Free Chocate Chip Chickpea Blondies!

You’ll need just 10 or 11 ingredients in total (depending on fudgy or cakier option):

1 15oz can cooked chickpeas

butter or dairy-free butter

almond butter (or nut/seed butter of choice)

eggs

sugar

vanilla extract

baking powder

baking soda

salt

chickpea flour (optional)

semi-sweet chocolate chips

The only difference is that the cake-like option uses chickpea flour.

I have used a variety of canned chickpea brands but the only chickpea flour I’ve used is Bob’s Red Mill. And I love it because it has a great texture and no smell or after taste.

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies gluten-free grain-free easy dessert recipe

The batter comes together in one bowl, in 6 easy steps and takes about 15 minutes:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, mix the chickpeas for about 4–5 minutes until mashed, combined and almost a paste.
  2. Mix in butter and almond butter or nut/ seed butter of choice.
  3. Mix in eggs.
  4. Mix in sugar and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix in baking powder, baking soda, salt and chickpea flour if using.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips, and that’s it!

Then all you do is spread into a baking pan, top with additional chocolate chips and bake!

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies gluten-free grain-free easy dessert recipe

After 30 minutes, your kitchen will smell amazing and you’ll have perfect chocolate chip blondies!

Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies gluten-free grain-free easy dessert recipe

While you will be tempted to eat them right away, let them cool in the pan for 45 minutes so they can set.

If you want to rush the process as I have, after about 30 minutes, lift the parchment out and move to a wire baking rack to continue cooling.

Then slice into 16 squares and enjoy!

Slicing Pro Tip: when slicing blondies or brownies, they often crumble… to minimize crumbling, slice using a plastic knife — it will minimize any sticking and crumbling.

You will have the most amazing tasting chocolate chip blondies!

No one will guess they are made with chickpeas but you can enjoy knowing that they have some extra nutrients!

They will have the best flavor, lots of chocolate chips and whether you opt for the fudgier or more cake-like texture, both are delish! All my taste testers raved about all the versions!

Hope you love them too!

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Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

A decadent tasting, secretly nourishing, chocolate chip blondie! Made with chickpeas (and packed with nutrients), it's naturally gluten-free and grain-free, but all anyone will taste is an amazing gluten-free dessert! Easy recipe has two options: fudgy option or cake-like option.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, Cookies and Bars, Bar Cookies
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional, Nut-Free optional, Grain-Free
Keyword: easy gluten free dessert recipe, chocolate chip chickpea blondies, healthier dessert, baking with chickpeas, gluten-free blondie recipe, gluten-free baking with chocolate chips
Servings: 16 squares
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 1 15oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup butter or dairy-free butter room temp
  • ½ cup almond butter or nut/ seed butter of choice
  • 2 large eggs room temperature ideally
  • ¾ cup brown sugar packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup chickpea flour (OPTIONAL) For fudgy blondies, skip. For cake-like blondies, add 1/4 cup chickpea flour. For more cakey, add 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips divided. Semi-sweet or dark chocolate -- we used semi-sweet.

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line an 8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, allowing it to slightly hang over the edges or tuck in the edges.
  • In a stand mixer bowl, mix chickpeas for 4-5 minutes or until well mashed, combined and almost paste-like.
  • Add butter and almond butter and mix to combine.
  • Add in eggs and mix to combine.
  • Mix in brown sugar and vanilla.
  • Add in baking powder, baking soda, salt and chickpea flour if using.
  • Stir in 3/4 cup chocolate chips.
  • Spoon into prepared pan, spread evenly. Top with chocolate chips. Bake 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Let cool in pan for 45 minutes or more. Lift entire parchment paper and transfer to cutting board. Cut into 16 squares. Enjoy!
  • Store in a sealed container at room temperature for a few days, in the refrigerator for a week.
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