They are great for both vegans and gluten-free diets. This recipe is great for fall with the addition of pumpkin spice. A blender and only one bowl is needed to create these protein packed powerhouse blondies!  They make a great dessert, but can also be an energizing snack!

Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Serves

16

Cooking Time

30

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Ingredients

  •  1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained (~1.5 cups)
  • 1 can pumpkin puree
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
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Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add chickpeas to blender or food processor, pulse until chickpeas are broken down.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Transfer to a bowl and fold in chocolate chips.
  5. Evenly spread dough into pan and cook for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
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