Chickpea Blondies

These chickpea blondies are a great macro friendly treat - and the recipe doesn’t require a ton of complicated ingredients! All you need is a can of chickpeas, maple syrup, nut butter, baking powder and chocolate chips. They are even loaded with 7 grams of protein per serving! Great for an afternoon pick me up or evening treat.

Tip: If you tend to experience digestive discomfort after eating chickpeas, you could try peeling the skin off of the beans before using them in this recipe and many others. As well as some relief to the digestive system, peeling the skins will create a creamier final product (the trick to super smooth hummus, too!) It’s a bit tedious of a task, but the skin just slips right off of each bean with a light pinch.

Ingredients

  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup (90g) nut butter

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

  • Cooking spray

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 and coat a square baking pan with cooking spray

  2. In a blender or food processor, blend chickpeas, syrup and nut butter, adding in the baking powder only at the very end

  3. Fold in the chocolate chips and smooth out into baking pan then bake for 25 minutes

  4. Let cool and cut into 9 pieces

Macros per serving: Cals: 177 / Protein: 7g / Carbs: 23g / Fat: 7g