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Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

  • Author: Fanny Slater
  • Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 blondies 1x


Studded with sweet chocolate chips, these moist chickpea blondies are a healthy, protein-packed dessert that will melt in your mouth.


  • 1/2 cup chickpea flour
  • 3/4 cup brown rice flour
  • 1/4 cup tapioca starch
  • 1 teaspoon arrowroot starch
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided


  1. Preheat the oven to 350˚F. Line an 8-by-8-inch square metal baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick spray.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the chickpea flour, brown rice flour, tapioca starch, arrowroot starch, coconut sugar, baking powder, and baking soda. Stir to combine and set aside.
  3. Add the water, coconut oil, applesauce and vanilla extract to a separate large mixing bowl and stir to combine.
  4. Adding gradually in three additions, fold the dry ingredients into the wet. Fold in 3/4 cup of the chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips. Bake until the blondies are set but still slightly soft and a toothpick comes out mostly clean with a few crumbs attached, about 25-35 minutes. 
  6. Cool completely in the pan for about 30 minutes before lifting the parchment paper to remove the blondies. Slice into even squares or rectangles.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Blondies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Keywords: chickpea, garbanzo bean, flour, blondies, chocolate chip, gluten-free