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Cinnamon Chickpea Blondies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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These cinnamon chickpea blondies will be your new go-to treat! They are moist and tender in the center with just a bit of a crackly crust on top. They are perfectly sweet, healthier than your average blondie recipe, and oh-so addictive! While these do contain a good amount of sugar, they are also packed with protein, fiber, folate, and iron, so you can feel good about your new afternoon treat! Oh, and guess what? They are gluten-free and oil-free too!

Cinnamon Chickpea Blondies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



Cook Time



  • 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed (or 1.5 cups cooked chickpeas)
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup gluten-free old fashioned oats
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional
  • Cinnamon sugar mixture, optional for garnish (equal parts of cinnamon and sugar mixed together)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Lightly spritz an 8×8-inch baking dish with oil or line with parchment paper.
  3. Combine all ingredients, except walnuts, in the bowl of a food processor and purée until smooth.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  5. Add the walnuts, if using, and stir gently, then smooth the batter out.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes until the sides start to pull away from the baking dish and the top is firm.
  7. The blondies will continue to firm up while cooling.
  8. Sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar garnish, if using.





Jenn Sebestyen, creator of Veggie Inspired Journey is a wife and mom of three. She believes that consuming a well-rounded whole foods plant-based diet is the healthiest way to eat. Health is not something that you achieve and then never have to think about again, it is a lifelong journey.



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0 comments on “Cinnamon Chickpea Blondies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]”

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3 Years Ago

Hi Jenn! These look delicious, just curious if I could sub another nut butter I have on hand (like sunflower or peanut) for the cashew butter?

3 Years Ago

Is there a recipe for the cinnamon sugar garnish?

Jenn Sebestyen
21 May 2015

Hi, June. I just equal parts of cinnamon and sugar...about 1 tbsp each should be more than plenty to sprinkle the tops of these blondies! If you try this recipe, I would love it if you would leave me a comment on my blog post letting me know how they turned out for you! Thanks!!

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