Chocolate chickpea brownies

    50 min

    Rich and decadent brownies made with a secret ingredient (chickpeas) are quick and easy to make without any flour!

    6 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 1 (400g) tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    • 125g almond butter
    • 80ml maple syrup
    • 2 teaspoons almond extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 60g miniature chocolate chips

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:20min cooling  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 20cm square baking dish or tin.
    2. Blend chickpeas, almond butter, maple syrup, almond extract, bicarbonate of soda, baking powder and salt together in a blender or food processor until mixture is smooth; pour into a bowl. Fold chocolate chips into mixture and pour into the baking dish.
    3. Bake in the preheated oven until edges begin to pull away from sides and centre is set, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool brownies in the tin for 20 minutes before cutting into 16 squares.

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    These were actually pretty good. I didn't have almond butter so I used peanut butter and I substituted vanilla extract for the almond extract. They were a bit soft but very chocolatey. Super easy to make and hard to believe there's garbanzo beans and no eggs or flour. Didn't tell anyone at home about the secret ingredient or they wouldn't eat them.  -  09 Jul 2016  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Loved these  -  10 Jun 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    The good news is that the texture of these brownies is amazing; it’s simply incredible that chickpeas make such good brownies. The bad news is that the person who created this recipe clearly likes almonds much more than they like chocolate. If you make these according to the recipe, you’re going to end up with blonde almond brownies with hardly any chocolate whatsoever. If that’s your thing, great; if not, you’re going to have to make some changes. Add a tablespoon of cocoa powder, more chocolate chips, and a packet of Splenda. Skip the almond extract entirely. I haven’t tried substituting peanut butter for the almond butter, but I expect it to be an improvement.  -  26 May 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)