These fudgy chickpea brownies are highly addictive! They’re low in sugar and gluten-free, which makes them a healthier alternative to common boxed mixes.
If you’re someone who enjoys new recipes, you’ve probably seen desserts that can be made with beans and lentils. These chickpea brownies prove that this isn’t some viral internet trend.
So, why would you want to make brownies with beans in the first place? For starters, this ingredient can drastically reduce the amount of calories and fat found in traditional baked goods.
But using chickpeas can also be a great replacement for flour. It not only creates a more gooey brownie, but the absence of flour also makes them gluten-free.
Chickpea Brownie Ingredients
For this recipe we’re making a low sugar brownie packed with flavor. Peanut butter and maple syrup create the perfect amount of sweetness. While chocolate chips keep these brownies as fudgey as possible.
- Sugar-free maple syrup
- Peanut butter (or any kind of nut butter)
- Vanilla extract
- Almond flour
- Cocoa powder
- Baking soda
- Baking powder
- Sugar free chocolate chips
Tools You Need
Even though this recipe is easy to follow, you’ll need a handful of kitchen tools. A food processor or blender is a requirement, spatula, and baking dish.
When it comes to measuring ingredients, you’ll need these sizes: 1/4 tsp, 1 tsp, 1 tbsp, 1/4 cup, and 1/2 cup.
Start by preheating the oven to 350° F. In a food processor, blend the chickpeas, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
Then add the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Continue to process until the mixture is smooth.
Remove the blade before folding in the sugar free chocolate chips. Then transfer the mixture to a 9×9 baking dish.
Bake for 20-30 minutes and allow the chickpea brownies to cool before eating.
Storing Chickpea Brownies
You can either store these chickpea brownies at room temperature, or the refrigerator. They will stay fresh for 4-5 days in a sealed container.
If you want to keep the brownies longer, store them in an airtight container in the freezer for 6 months. Just make sure the brownies are fully cooled first, so you don’t trap any moisture before freezing.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are chickpea brownies healthy?
Yes, chickpea brownies are much healthier, when compared to traditional brownies. Replacing flour with chickpeas lowers the amount of calories and fat. Plus, they’re great if you follow a gluten-free diet.
Do chickpea brownies have protein?
These chickpea brownies have more than 3g of protein per bar. That’s slightly more than a traditional box mix brownie. But if it’s not enough for you, try adding a whey/casein protein mix, along with more peanut butter and maple syrup.
How much sugar in chickpea brownies?
These chickpea brownies have 1g of sugar per serving. That’s because we’re trying to keep these brownies as healthy as possible, while keeping that traditional brownie taste. Using sugar free (or low sugar ingredients) is key.
More Delicious Brownie Recipes
If you’re a fan of chocolate (and sweets in general) try out some of my other brownie recipes below.
- Banana Protein Brownies
- Chocolate Protein Brownies
- Mint Chocolate Protein Brownies
- Healthy Pumpkin Brownies
Fudgy Chickpea Brownies
- Food processor
- 1 can drained chickpeas 15 ounces
- 1/2 cup peanut butter or nut butter
- 1/2 cup sugar free maple syrup
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 350° F.
- In a food processor, blend the chickpeas, maple syrup, peanut butter, and vanilla extract.
- Then add almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Process until the mixture is smooth.
- Remove the blade before folding in chocolate chips. Then transfer the mixture to a baking dish and bake for 20-30 minutes.
- Allow the chickpea brownies to fully cool down before eating.