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Undercover Gluten Free Blondies

These gluten-free brownies have a secret ingredient. I promise the kids won't know - mine were absolutely shocked when they found out!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chickpea blondies, chickpea desserts, gluten free blondies, gluten-free blondie recipe
Servings: 8 brownies


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 4 Tbsp coconut milk or other milk depending which type of blender your using you may need the extra to make it smooth
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter or almond butter
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup + 1 tsp molasses You can use all maple syrup. Date syrup could also be used.
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp pink salt or sea salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips +  1/4 cup to sprinkle on top vegan or regular
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts optional


  • Preheat oven to 350
  • In a Nutri-bullet or food processor place all ingredients except for walnuts and chocolate chips. I like to pop the chickpeas out of the little clear hull that's on them. You don't have to do this but I think it makes the consistency smoother, unless you have a Vitamix which makes everything smooth
  • Blend until smooth and there are no lumps.
  • With a spatula scoop into a medium mixing bowl.
  • Mix in a 1/4 cup chocolate chips and walnuts with a spatula.
  • Brush bottom of baking dish with refined coconut oil.
  • Spread into a small baking dish. I used a 1 1/2 qt baking corning ware dish.
  • Sprinkle 1/4 cup of chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes.
  • Let cool before cutting them in squares.
  • Store in refrigerator.