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Protein-Packed Chickpea Blondies

Protein-Packed Chickpea Blondies Recipe – This recipe is full of high-quality protein, healthy fats, and micronutrients. Who knew a dessert could be so good for you?!

By Amy Symington

Chickpea Blondies Recipe

Makes 16 squares

1 square – 1 Grain, ½ Protein and 1 Fat


coconut oil, for greasing
2 cups BPA-free canned chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/3 cup pure maple syrup
3 tbsp hemp seeds
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tsp pure vanilla extract (TRY: Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp each baking powder and baking soda
1/2 cup chopped unsweetened dark chocolate, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and grease an 8-inch square baking dish with oil.
  2. To a food processor, add all ingredients except dark chocolate; process until batter is smooth. Fold in ¼ cup dark chocolate. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Sprinkle remaining ¼ cup chocolate over top.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and edges are beginning to brown. Let cool for 1 hour, then cut into 16 squares. (NOTE: Batter may look slightly underdone, which is the key to these squares staying moist. Don’t be tempted to skip the cooling time as the squares will crumble if you try to cut them while they’re hot.)