Food Processor or Blender, 8 x 8 baking pan, wax/parchment paper (optional)
15.5ozchickpeas (drained and rinsed)typical 1 can size
½cupnut butter of choice (peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter)use all natural, no sugar added
½cupvegan chocolate chips (milk chocolate, semi-sweet or dark chocolate)mini or regular size chips
Preheat oven to 350F.
In food processor, combine chickpeas, nut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract. Combine until smooth. Scrape sides of food processor.
Add almond flour, sea salt, baking soda, baking powder and cinnamon to the food processor. Combine until smooth. Scrape sides of food processor.
Set aside 1-2 tablespoons of vegan chocolate chips.
STIR larger portion of vegan chocolate chips into your chickpea batter. Do not blend chocolate chips in food processor.
Line 8 x 8 baking pan with oven-safe wax or parchment paper.
Grease parchment paper or spray with pan spray.
Spoon chickpea batter into baking pan. Top with remaining vegan chocolate chips.
Bake for 22-25 minutes.
Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Remove bars by gently holding side of parchment paper to remove. Cut slices and enjoy!
(1) Nut Butter: I recommend all natural, no sugar added. If you are using a sweetened version, you will want to reduce the amount of the maple syrup. Peanut butter, cashew butter and almond butter are all good choices for this recipe.(2) Almond Flour Substitute: You can also substitute oat flour.(3) Vegan Chocolate Chips: If you use mini chocolate chips, you may want to use slightly less than ½ cup (closer to ⅓ cup). Add them to your taste preferences.(4) Wax or Parchment Paper: If you don't have wax or parchment paper on hand, that is fine. Grease the bottom of your baking pan well. The parchment paper is helpful to take the bars out and get a clean slice. It will just be a bit messier without the parchment paper but they will still turn out delicious.Vegan Peanut Butter Blondies: Substitute peanut butter chocolate chips for regular. Use peanut butter for but butter of choice.Vegan Blondie Brownies: Mix this recipe with vegan brownie recipe to create swirls.Vegan White Chocolate Blondies: Substitute White chocolate chips.