Oh, hell yeah. I’m totally making these for my birthday dessert (Wednesday). Look at them! Aren’t they beautiful? They are flour-free, egg-free, gluten-free, low calorie, rich in omega-3, and from the comments on the site, absolutely delicious. AND MADE WITH CHICKPEAS! What?!
OK, here is the recipe (from the site)…
(makes 15-20 squares)
- 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained and rinsed) (250g)
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp baking soda
- heaping 1/8 tsp salt
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup ground flax (20g)
- 1/4 cup peanut butter (or other fat source)
- optional: 1/3 cup chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients (except chips) until very smooth. Mix in chips, and scoop into a greased (or tinfoil-lined) 8×8 pan. Bake for 38-40 minutes. You want the blondies to look a little undercooked when you take them out, because they’ll firm up as they cool, and you don’t want them to get hard.
And…the best part: The Nutritional Info [one serving]…
- Calories: 74
- Fat: 2 grams
- Sugar: 6 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
I’ll let you know how it goes! I’m so excited. And the best part is they are healthy enough to not be considered cheats! I’m not telling my fam that they are made with chickpeas until after they eat them. muuahaha.
(The source is listed below - her site an a bajillion healthy, delicious-looking recipes! Check it out!)