Decadent Chickpea Brownies

Chickpea Brownies – A decadent flourless treat for those days when you just need some chocolate in your life! All you need is a good blender and these brownies will be yours in no time with minimal cleanup. Each brownie is under 200 calories with no processed sugars. A healthy alternative to traditional brownies with all the fudgy goodness you crave!

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I finally won!  I baked a batch of these gluten-free brownies and my kids loved them!  This is huge because every time I bake something for them outside of Christmas and Thanksgiving they always think I am up to something…. hiding veggies in some form or other and well…

They are usually right.

But not this time… nope this time it was BEANS!

Garbanzo beans or chickpeas.  Whatever you like to call them but they ate them and went back for seconds.  Mom victory!

A close-up of a healthy brownie and a short glass of milk

This flourless brownie recipe is 21  Day Fix Approved and available in the Fixate Cookbook created by Autumn Calabrese a super trainer for Beachbody.

These brownies are super soft and spotted with some rich dark chocolate chips to make them even more decadent.  Try and aim for 70% dark chocolate or higher.  I used a dark chocolate bar I had in the house that had some sea salt and almonds and chopped them up instead of chips and it worked out great.

Ingredients you will need for chickpea brownies:

A collage of the ingredients needed to make a chickpea brownie recipe

More of my favourite healthy snacks to try:

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The best part about this recipe is that it comes together all in a blender in about 5 minutes.  Add all the ingredients but the chocolate chips together and blend until smooth.

I recommend using a high powered blender so that when blended you are able to get a smooth texture with fewer if any chunks of beans or fruits when blending smoothies. I love my Blendtec!

A blender filled with ingredients to make a flourless brownie recipe

Once the mixture is done blending fold in the chocolate chips and pour into the prepared pan.

To avoid them sticking in the pan the recipe recommends that you put parchment paper on the bottom of the pan and spray with a little non-stick spray.  Then pour the batter in and spread with a spatula so it is even across the top and tucked into the corners of the pan.

An overhead picture of brownie batter in an 8 X 8 glass pan lined with parchment paper

Pop them in the oven for about 25 minutes at 350ºF and remove when you are able to insert a toothpick in the centre and the stick comes out pretty clean.

A stack of brownies on a wood table with a glass jar of milk behind

I will not profess that these chickpea brownies are as good as an ooey-gooey brownie made with flour and sugar the old fashioned way but…. for those who want to be able to eat a little healthier and enjoy some delicious treats… they are great way to get your chocolate fix!

A stack of gluten-free brownies on a wood table with some milk

Decadent Chickpea Brownies

Alisa Infanti | The Delicious Spoon
Soft and delicious gluten-free brownies made with chickpeas and honey to give a healthier twist on a childhood favourite.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Baking, Snack, Treat
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares
Calories 178 kcal

Equipment

  • Blender
  • Oven
  • 8" X 8" Plan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Cooking Spray
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Measuring Cups

Ingredients
  

  • 15 oz can chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 F
  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor but the chocolate chips.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Fold chocolate chips into the mixture.
  • Line an 8" X 8" pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Pour mixture evenly into lined pan.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the brownies comes out clean.
  • Cut into 16 squares.  Cool.  Serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 1brownieCalories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 7gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 292mgFiber: 5gSugar: 13gCalcium: 30mgIron: 2.2mg

Notes

Store uneaten brownies in the fridge for up to 5 days covered tightly in plastic wrap or in a sealed container.
If following the 21 Day Fix Container System this recipe would count as:
1 yellow container and should be considered a treat for occassional consumption.
Please Note:

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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10 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I make these all the time now. Amazing!
    I’ve tried with both the honey and the maple syrup, and my favourite way is with the syrup.
    I also like these better cold than straight out of the oven.
    These have become one of my go-to recipes when I have a chocolate craving, but want to eat healthy-ish.
    Love them!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, this Brownie looks delicious! Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen

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