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  • by Skye Moore, Alexandra Inman

Gluten Free, Vegan Chickpea Blondies

A Thanksgiving lifesaver - these chickpea blondies will not only be a crowd pleaser at your feasts this weekend, but they are also gluten free and vegan to fit everyone's dietary needs! Have a friend or family member with a nut allergy? Substitute in seed butter or any other nut-free butter! If you try this recipe, tag us in your photos on Facebook and Instagram @VancouverDietitians


  • 1 can (16 oz) chickpea, drained and rinsed

  • ½ cup natural peanut butter or almond butter

  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup

  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

  • ¼ tsp baking soda

  • ¼ tsp baking power

  • ½ tsp salt

  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Add chickpeas, nut butter, maple syrup and vanilla extract to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth

  2. Add the baking soda, baking powder, and salt and blend again

  3. Fold in the chocolate chips and stir with a spoon or spatula

  4. Pour cookie dough into an 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper

  5. Bake blondies at 350F for 20-24 minutes or until a knife inserted in middle comes out mostly clean and the edges/top are golden brown (be sure not to overbake or this will dry out the blondies)

  6. The batter will look slightly under-baked but it will firm up after letting it cool for at least 25 minutes.

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