Chickpea Brownies

Chickpea Brownies that don’t taste like chickpeas but are packed with protein, fiber, and wholesome ingredients! These brownies are also deliciously fudgy and perfectly sweetened. Enjoy them for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!

chickpea brownies

Chickpea Brownies? Do they taste like Chickpeas?

Protein-rich, fiber-packed, gluten-free, low sugar brownies for your eating pleasures!

It has been a journey to get the perfect brownie recipe and I’m pleased to announce that these are fudgey, lightly sweet, moist, and super chocolatey. I gave them to the pickiest eater I know and he had absolutely no idea they were “healthy”. Yes, the picky eater was my husband.

Most importantly… you can eat these for breakfast! Yes you heard right. It’s made with 8 wholesome ingredients like chickpeas (no they don’t taste like chickpeas), almond flour and oat flour. Sugar content? Only 1/4 cup maple syrup for the whole batch! Check out the ingredients:

chickpea brownies ingredients

7 Main Ingredients

These vegan chickpea brownies are made with 7 main ingredients and are protein-packed, gluten-free, high in fiber and oh so delicious! Having dessert just got healthier and even more satisfying. I promise you won’t even know there are chickpeas in this recipe, give it a try and see for yourself!

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts and I always dreamed of having them for breakfast, and now I can! These chickpea brownies are made with with simple and wholesome ingredients that make it a-okay to have for breakfast. Let me show you how these brownies are perfectly balanced and nourishing:

Chickpeas: I like calling chickpeas the magical beans because they are so versatile, nutritious and yummy! You won’t taste them at all in this recipe but it will provide great texture, protein and fiber.

Oat flour: Extra fiber here! You will feel extra satisfied when eating these brownies because fiber increases satiny levels and helps stabilize blood sugar. Oat flour also acts as a gluten-free binder like regular flour. I love using Bakery on Main because they are certified gluten-free!

Almond Flour: Extra protein and healthy fat! The almond flour also adds a nice texture to the brownies.

Cocoa Powder: Unsweetened Cocao powder. I like using Navitas Organics.

Maple Syrup: To add a hint of sweetness!

Apple Sauce: Unsweetened is the best kind to use here.

Cashew Butter: Talk about getting those healthy fats in! Instead of using oil or butter, we use cashew butter. It’s mild and creamy, which makes for a perfect brownie consistency.

chickpea brownies recipe

Tips and Substitutes to get the BEST Chickpea Brownies:

I don’t really recommend subbing the chickpeas but I have tried black beans and they were good, but not great! It definitely had a “beany” taste to it.
 
I used apple sauce to avoid oil but you can definitely use vegetable, canola, or avocado oil.
 
You can use almond butter instead of cashew butter but I do not recommend using any other nut butter.
 
Also please note that they will be flatter than the photos if you make a single batch so you can also double or triple the batch to get nice thick brownies.
 
Oat and almond flour provide extra fiber and protein but if you don’t have these available feel free to use all-purpose flour.
 
I highly recommend using a food processor to mix the brownies batter. Check out the 3 easy steps to make the brownie batter:

First, add all the “wet” ingredients + chickpeas to a food processor.

vegan brownie recipe
vegan brownies recipe

Next, add the dry ingredients and process for another 2 minutes or until well incorporated:

vegan brownies
vegan brownies

Finally, pour batter into baking dish:

vegan brownies recipe

Add chocolate chips/walnuts and bake!

vegan brownies recipe

Other High Protein Desserts:

Oatmeal Carrot Cake

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chai Donuts

Mango Pudding

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Chickpea Brownies


  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 812 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Chickpea Brownies that don’t taste like chickpeas but are packed with protein, fiber, and wholesome ingredients! These brownies are also deliciously fudgy and perfectly sweetened. Enjoy them for breakfast, a snack, or dessert!


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup Chickpeas 1/3 cup Oat Flour (I used GF Bakery on Main Rolled Oats)
  • 1/4 cup Almond Flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup Apple Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Cashew Butter
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • Pinch of salt

Toppings (optional):


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F (176 C) and line a loaf tray with parchment paper. If making a double or triple batch line a 9×13 size baking tray.
  2. Open can of chickpeas, rinse, and drain.
  3. Add chickpeas to a food processor along with maple syrup, apple sauce, and cashew butter. Process until well incorporated.
  4. Add all dry ingredients into a bowl and mix well.
  5. Add dry ingredients to a food processor and process for 2 minutes.
  6. Add batter to loaf pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. Take out and let cool for 15 minutes.

     
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8-12 brownies

Keywords: chickpea brownies, vegan brownies, vegan brownie recipe, healthy brownies, protein-packed brownies

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Brownies de garbanzos


  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 812 1x
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Brownies de garbanzos que no saben a garbanzos pero que están repletos de proteínas, fibra e ingredientes saludables. Estos brownies también son deliciosos y están perfectamente endulzados. Disfrútalos como desayuno, merienda o postre.


Ingredients

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  • 1 taza de garbanzos 1/3 de taza de harina de avena (yo usé GF Bakery on Main Rolled Oats)
  • 1/4 de taza de harina de almendra
  • 1/4 de taza de cacao en polvo
  • 1/4 de taza de jarabe de arce
  • 1/4 de taza de Salsa de Manzana
  • 1/2 taza de mantequilla de anacardo
  • 1/4 cucharadita de bicarbonato de sodio
  • 1/4 cucharadita de polvo de hornear
  • Una pizca de sal

Cobertura (opcional):

  • Chips de chocolate vegano
  • Nueces picadas
  • Clusters de chocolate negro con sal marina

Instructions

  1. Precalentar el horno a 350 F (176 C) y forrar una bandeja para pan con papel pergamino. Si se hace una tanda doble o triple, forrar una bandeja de horno de tamaño 9×13.
  2. Abrir la lata de garbanzos, enjuagar y escurrir.
  3. Añadir los garbanzos a un procesador de alimentos junto con el jarabe de arce, la salsa de manzana y la mantequilla de anacardo. Procesar hasta que estén bien incorporados.
  4. Añadir todos los ingredientes secos en un bol y mezclar bien.
  5. Añadir los ingredientes secos al procesador de alimentos y procesar durante 2 minutos.
  6. Añadir la masa al molde para pan y hornear durante 25-30 minutos. Sacar y dejar enfriar durante 15 minutos.
  7. Traducción realizada con la versión gratuita del traductor www.DeepL.com/Translator
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 8-12 brownies

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