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Chickpea Blondies

  • Chickpea Blondies


    • 15 ounces chickpeas (1 can)
    • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
    • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
    • 1 tablespoon water
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 tablespoons mini white chocolate chips
    • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped


    1. Preheat oven to 350 F and spray an 8-inch x 8-inch pan with cooking spray or line with parchment.
    2. Rinse chickpeas with water and drain.
    3. Combine chickpeas, natural peanut butter, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon water, vanilla extract, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Mix using a hand blender or food processor.
    4. After combining well, mix in chocolate chips and macadamia nuts by hand.
    5. Place mixture in prepared pan and bake in preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until set.


    12 servings


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    Want to enjoy your sweet treats while getting in extra fiber and protein? Try baking with chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans, Bengal grams, and Egyptian peas). With its smooth, buttery texture and nutty taste, this legume can be paired with your favorite nut butter to replace the flour and butter usually found in baked goods. Chickpeas are not only good sources of protein and fiber, but also contain folate and manganese which are important minerals for supporting normal cell growth.

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