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caramel topped chickpea blondies on rustic metal tray
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Chickpea Blondies

These simple fudgy chickpea blondies are vegan, flourless and gluten-free. Finished off with a healthy salted caramel sauce.
Prep Time1 hr
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: blondies, flourless
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 142kcal
Author: Reena Sharma

Ingredients

Blondies:

  • 65 g peanut butter
  • 85 ml maple syrup
  • 50 g chocolate chips
  • 50 g walnuts
  • 1 can chickpeas drained
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 80 g protein powder

Caramel:

  • 100 g dates
  • 350 ml plant milk
  • 1 tsp coarse salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • For the blondies, start by heating the maple syrup and peanut butter in a saucepan until runny.
  • Place with the remaining ingredients (except walnuts and chocolate chips) in a food processor and blitz to a smooth, coarse batter.
  • Fold in the walnuts and chocolate chips and pour into a baking dish lined with greaseproof paper.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • For the caramel, soak the dates in hot plant milk for at 1 hour.
  • Pour into a food processor and blitz into a smooth cream until no bits are present.
  • Pour on top of the blondies and serve.

Notes

  • The chickpeas can be replaced with other cooked beans, such as white beans or butter beans which have a more creamy texture and less earthy flavour. Other beans include black beans which are more rich and nutty.
  • Walnuts can be omitted or replaced by other nuts such as roast almonds or hazelnuts.
  • Protein powder can be omitted altogether if you do not feel the need to include it.

Nutrition

Calories: 142kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 285mg | Potassium: 185mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 132IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg