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Flourless Cranberry Chickpea Blondies

Stack of browniesSecretly healthy chickpea blondies made with chickpeas, cashew butter, pure maple syrup and cranberries. Gluten free, vegan, flourless and no butter!

Recipe by Sally Wilkinson of True To Your Health.

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • ½ cup all natural cashew butter (or peanut or almond)
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup cranberries
  • ⅓ cup walnuts

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (or 170°C if fan oven) and line a 8×8 inch pan.
  2. In a food processor, add all ingredients except cranberries and walnuts and process until batter is smooth. Fold in cranberries and walnuts. Note: Batter will be thick and super delicious, so you could actually just eat it on it’s own!
  3. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. (The batter may stick to your spatula, so I like to spray my spatula with nonstick cooking spray first.)
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are a tiny bit brown. The batter may look underdone, but you don’t want them to dry out!
  5. Cool pan for 20 minutes on wire rack.
  6. Sprinkle with sea salt then cut into squares.

Makes 16 blondies. Store covered in the fridge for up to 3-5 days (if they last that long!)