Thursday, December 6, 2012

Healthy Chocolate Chip Blondies- OH MY!

I am clearly on a healthy baking kick. I love baked treats and when I don't have to feel bad about eating them it is a win! Not to mention this dessert is gluten free and vegan if you omit the chocolate chips. Below is the original recipe with what I used in parentheses.

Here is the recipe rundown:

Recipe from- Chocolate Covered Katie

You will need an 8x8 baking pan (I used a round pie pan because my 8x8 pan is M.I.A), food processor, rubber spatula.

1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans- 1 can, drained and rinsed (I used chickpeas)
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/8 tsp baking soda (I used 1/4 tsp)
level 1/4 tsp salt (I omitted)
3/4 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar (I substituted with 1/3 cup baking Truvia)
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup ground flax or quick oats (I used quick oats)
1/4 cup peanut butter (or other fat source)
optional: 1/2 cup chocolate chips (Not “optional” if you’re CCK!), 1/2 banana (I added for some natural sweetness)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2. Put everything (besides the chocolate chips) in the food processor. Blend till batter becomes smooth. Mix half of the chocolate chips in by hand. Scoop batter into greased or foil lined baking pan with spatula. I used coconut oil spray to grease my pan. Sprinkle remaining chocolate chips on top (to make it look pretty).

3. Bake for about 30 mins. It may seem underdone when you take it out but if you like your blondies soft I suggest not cooking it for longer than 35mins- the blondies will firm up as they cool.

WARNING: You may be tempted to eat the entire pan in one sitting.  My boyfriend was TOTALLY fooled by these blondies. He could not believe my secret ingredient was chickpeas- mission successful!


  1. Loved these Lauren!! They were a major HIT in my house and I will def be making them again soon!

    1. Awesome!! I'm glad you enjoyed them as much as I did :)

  2. Thanks for the recipe! I just made them with ground flax instead of oats and also Chocolate PB2 instead of regular peanut butter. Super delicious!

    1. Love the PB2 idea, I will have to try that. So glad you liked them!

  3. Some brands are unfortunately adulterated with milk fat, but real semisweet chocolate chips (with ingredients like semisweet chocolate, sugar, chocolate liquor, cocoa butter, soy lecithin and vanilla) most certainly are vegan!

  4. Wow! i love what i am seeing. I am happy you have shared the recipe as i am looking forward to prepare that for my 7th birthday of my son. Cheers!