I have always loved chickpeas. Now I use them to make vegan gluten-free blondies!!!
Here is an easy and quick recipe to make:
1 can (15 oz.) of chickpeas rinsed and drained
1/2 cup of peanut butter (add more or less to taste or use different types of nut butters)
1/2 tsp of vanilla
1 tbsp organic coconut oil
1/4 cup of maple syrup (add more if you like them sweeter)
1/2 cup of organic dark vegan chocolate broken into pieces (you can use Terra Nostra rice milk chocolate or vegan Camino baking chocolate)
Preheat your oven to 375 F
Put all of the ingredients except the chocolate pieces in a food processor and process until smooth.
The mixture will be thick and quite wet – don’t worry as this produces delicious results!
Once your mixture is fairly smooth, stir in the chocolate pieces – but don’t process them.
Spread into 9 x 9 baking pan.
Bake for 30 -40 minutes.
They don’t rise very much but are delicious just the same!
They are done when you can put a toothpick in and it comes out clean.
Let cool down and cut into squares.
Refrigerate and enjoy!!
They are best, I think, right out of the fridge and seem to hold together better that way too.
Yields about 9 blondies.