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Chickpea Baked Blondies

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Chickpeas in a sweet treat? Well, who would’ve thought! These delightful-looking squares are high in fibre, folate and healthy fats thanks to the delicious duo of chickpeas and peanut butter.

These ingredients work together to recreate the taste and texture of a baked blondie. Almond meal keeps the recipe free from gluten, but also adds valuable nutrients such as protein, vitamin E and magnesium. These baked treats are a wholesome alternative to pre-made pieces from the supermarket and are a nutritious snack choice for expectant mothers.

Serves 16
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time  30 minutes
Vegetarian & Vegan suitable, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

Ingredients 

  • 400g can chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • ½ cup smooth natural peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips
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How to make

1.  Preheat oven to 180°/160°C (fan-forced) and line a 20cm x 20cm square baking pan with baking paper.

2. In a food processor, place chickpeas, peanut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extra. Blitz until well combined and the mixture is smooth and creamy. Stir in almond meal, baking powder, half the chocolate chips and a pinch of salt. Mix well.

3. Spread mixture across the lined baking pan and sprinkle over the remaining chocolate. Place in oven and bake for 25 minutes or until firm. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a further 10 minutes in pan before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Slice into 16 pieces.

 

Notes

Leftover squares can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

 

Nutritional information

Kilojoules 635kJ Protein 5.4 g
Carbohydrates, total
- sugars, total
10.8g
7.0 g
Fat, total
- saturated fat
9.4 g
1.5g
Sodium 90 mg
 
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