A tasty, healthy alternative to traditional blondies. A blondie is similar to a brownie but typically uses vanilla and brown sugar instead of cocoa. Chickpeas are the secret ingredient that makes these GF.
- 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
- 1/2 cup almond butter (or any of your favourite natural nut butters)
- 1/3 cup maple syrup (you can also use honey)
- 1 tbsp sugar (I used coconut sugar)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I used Lily’s brand stevia chocolate chips for a healthier alternative)
- Preheat oven to 350′.
- Oil an 8-inch square pan.
- Put all ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) into a blender or food processor and mix until smooth.
- Give the batter a taste and tweak it to your liking. To mask any lingering chickpea taste add some extra nut butter and sweetener.
- Fold in chocolate chips or save them for the top (or do both).
- Transfer batter to pan and bake for 20-25 minutes (baking time may vary depending on the size of pan that you use. The top should by hard and turn a lighter golden brown).
- Allow to cool and then cut up and enjoy!