Peanut Butter, Chickpea & Chocolate Blondies (Vegan & Gluten Free)

Isn’t it amazing what you can do with chickpeas? They’ve got to be one of my all time favourite ingredients, just think of all the delicious things you can make; countless types of hummus, curries & strews, roasted with spices and even desserts.

I can’t claim this delicious recipe as my original idea, as I spotted a few Chickpea blondie recipes on Pinterest and decided I had to give them a go – And I love the result. Super peanutty with chunks of delicious chocolate running through them.


These blondies are incredibly easy to make, you literally just need to blend and bake. The hardest thing is not trying to cut them up or eat them before they’ve completely cooled. This is important as they can be quite crumbly.

And of course they are not only vegan but gluten & refined sugar free. I find that’s it’s often the most simple of ingredients if given the proper care and attention that become the tastiest meals. The humble & versatile chickpea really shines here.



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  8-10 servings
  15 minutes preparation time
  25 - 30 minutes cook time


  • 1 can organic chickpeas rinsed & drained or 240g cooked chickpeas
  • 4 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup or coconut syrup
  • 3 tbsp ground almonds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla powder or splash of almond extract depending on your preference
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 3 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp organic apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp coconut or almond milk
  • Pinch sea Salt
  • Vegan chocolate broken in to small chunks – I used Ombar
  • Coconut sugar


  1. Pre heat the oven to gas mark 4/180c and line a small baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Add all the ingredients apart from the chocolate to a food processor and mix until smooth & creamy.
  3. Transfer the batter to a large bowl and stir in the chocolate chunks. Then into the baking tray, smooth out so that it’s even and then sprinkle with a little coconut sugar.
  4. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes.
  5. Allow to cool completely before removing from the tray and slicing.Enjoy!

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  1. Cassie Autumn Tran on August 3, 2017 at 1:31 am

    I want to start cooking with chickpeas VERY soon. I’ve seen way too many incredible recipes, including these blondies, all over the Internet!

    • Niki on October 19, 2017 at 9:31 am

      Hey Cassie
      I think you’d LOVE them!

  2. Tabitha on August 10, 2017 at 11:25 am

    What a great and easy recipe! The chickpea really is a wonderful ingredient and has so many health benefits too! Some mini marshmallow pieces might do well in this recipe as well!

    • Niki on October 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Hi Tabitha
      Love your idea!
      Love, Niki xx

  3. Diana Lopes on August 14, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    It sure looks amazing! Curious to see how it tastes, tho I’m pretty sure it’ll be delicious! All chickpea recipes end up being the best!

    • Niki on October 19, 2017 at 9:30 am

      Hi Diana
      I totally agree, chickpeas rock! Even in sweet recipes!
      Love, Niki xx

  4. Jessika on November 9, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Looks so delicious! What would be a right temperaturen for an electrical oven though?

    • Niki on December 28, 2019 at 8:00 am

      Hi there
      180c is perfect
      Niki xxx

  5. Camilla on November 19, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    hi! Which temperature for the oven please?
    Thank you

    • Niki on December 28, 2019 at 8:00 am

      Hi Camilla
      180c is perfect
      Niki xxx

  6. Jody on April 28, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    These sound really good. I am not familiar with how you program your oven temperature….do you know what the equivalent would be for degrees Fahrenheit? I’m think probably around 350°F ….?


    • Niki on December 28, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Hi Jody
      180c is perfect- I think thats 350F
      Niki xxx

  7. Rachel on November 22, 2019 at 12:28 pm

    Hi Niki,
    I just wanted to say I made these last night (needed a quick chocolate/sweet fix). Not only were they quick an easy to make but also delicious too. Yet another of your brilliant recipes.
    Thank you so much for sharing x

    • Niki on December 28, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Hi Rachel
      So happy to hear!
      Much love
      Niki xxx

  8. nancy spinelli on December 1, 2019 at 11:09 pm

    It’s in the oven but how do I tell when it’s done? At 25 minutes, it is still so soft and jiggly. I put it back for another 10 now that I opened the oven door and let the heat out. The batter tasted good!

    • Niki on January 2, 2020 at 4:44 pm

      Hi Nancy
      Yes its quite soft, but firms up when it cools.
      I hope it worked for you?
      Niki xxx

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