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 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!


  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

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