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Vegan Chickpea Blondies

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These vegan chickpea blondies are gluten free, vegan and also nut free!  They are very easy to make and super fun and delicious to to snack on.  I promise you cannot tell they are made with chickpeas!  The chickpeas and the oats provide you with fiber and protein for a filling and satisfying snack.  Since they are not made with a nut butter these are also a great snack or healthy treat for lunch boxes.  You can add extra chocolate and make these as a healthy treat as well!  

How to Make these Vegan Chickpea Blondies

  1. Set out your ingredients!

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2. Process the dry ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor until they resemble a flour.

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3. Add the remaining ingredients (minus the chocolate chips) and process until it forms a dough.  Stop to scrape down the sides if necessary.

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4. Add the chocolate chips and pulse a few times to combine.

One of the best parts is the chickpea cookie dough is amazing and vegan so you can eat it with a spoon.  It is also helpful if you are baking with a little one you don’t have to worry about them licking the batter.

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5. Transfer the batter to a prepared pan.

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6.  Bake 22-25 for them to be gooey inside and 25-27 for more of a cake texture.  Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then 10 minutes on a rack before cutting.  Similar to brownies I like to use a plastic knife to cut them (I have been using my kids knives)!

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PS in the warmer months are coming they taste yummy frozen too!

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Vegan Chickpea Blondies

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings:12 Blondies
Course:Dessert, Snack
Keyword:chickpeas, Dairy Free, Easy Recipe, Gluten Free, healthy treat, Kid Friendly, Snack, snacks, Vegan


  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup oats rolled or instant will work
  • 1/2 cup pitted dates
  • 1/4 cup honey or pure maple syrup if you want to reduce the sugar you can do 2 tbsp maple syrup + 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp oil I used avocado
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2-4 tbsp 1/4 cup or more if you want them more as a dessert mini chocolate chips


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Blend the oats, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt in a food processor or high speed blender until it is the texture of flour.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients (except for the chocolate chips) and then blend until it resembles a cookie dough (stopping if you need to scrape down the sides).
  • Once it is a dough add the chocolate chips and pulse a few time to combine.
  • Transfer the batter/dough to a prepared pan and spread out evenly.
  • Bake 22-25 for them to be gooey inside and 25-27 for more of a cake texture
  • Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and 10 minutes on a rack before cutting (I recommend using a plastic knife).
Did you make this recipe?I would love to see your creations! Snap a picture and tag @kristanwatson or #foodplaygo on Social Media!




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