Chickpea Blondie

Chickpea Blondies

recipes Jul 11, 2024

I've been wanting to try this recipe for a while and it took me a couple of goes to get the consistency right but I think I've nailed it! For some, the thought of chickpeas in here might turn you off but being a legume, it is seriously underrated when it comes to impacts on our health. Chickpeas are high in plant protein and also a fabulous source of fibre meaning it is a winner for our gut bugs! 

I've used a native ingredient in here, which is fitting for NAIDOC week this week, called wattleseed and it brings such a delicious coffee like flavour, not to mention a heap of polyphenols too (which our gut bugs also love and so do our cells for anti-aging). It is optional but I do highly recommend it if you can get your hands on some as embracing native ingredients is a wonderful thing for us all to do. 

Makes 12


1 x can chickpeas, rinsed and drained

¾ cup rolled oats

1 teaspoon baking powder

¼ teaspoon baking soda

Pinch of Salt

½ cup sugar (I used loosely packed brown sugar)

¼ cup yoghurt

¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 teaspoon wattleseed (roasted) - optional

½ cup chocolate chips (or chopped chocolate)


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a square baking dish with baking paper.

Place all ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, into a high speed blender or food processor, blitz until well combined. Stir through the chocolate chips (keep a few to put on top if desired), then spoon into the baking dish. Spread out evenly, top with extra chocolate chips then bake for 25 minutes or until top is lightly browned.

Remove from oven, leave to cool for 10 minutes then slice. These will be super soft when warm and hold their shape better as they cool.

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