Recipe Review

Get Your Fiber in the Sweetest Way with These Delicious Vegan Chickpea Blondies

published Apr 26, 2022
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Growing up, I was a very picky eater. Making a better-for-you dinner that you’d like me to try? Good luck. My pickiness even extended to snacks and sweets, too. If it wasn’t what I was used to, I wasn’t interested in having it. Thankfully, I grew older and matured, and so did my palate.

These days, I’m game for just about anything, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t still have a slight bias towards vegan versions of my favorite treats. That’s where Carleigh Bodrug aka PlantYou on Instagram and her Vegan Chickpea Blondies come in. And honestly, I think they may have just pushed me over the edge to #teamvegan.

Simple to make and looking oh-so-delicious, Bodrug describes these blondies as “sneaky” because you would never guess that this is protein-based and and made with fiber-packed chickpeas.  

To start, combine 1 1/2 cups of chickpeas, a half-cup of peanut butter, maple syrup, oats, a single tablespoon of water, three Medjool dates, baking powder, and a bit of vanilla extract in a high-speed blender and mix until smooth. Then, mix in both a half-cup of chocolate chips and fresh raspberries, and mix until combined. Transfer the mixture into a baking dish and add to a 400°F preheated oven for about 25 minutes or until cooked through. Once removed, let cool, and dig in!

Whether you’re a devoted vegan or are just dipping your toes into the world of vegan treats, there couldn’t be an easier recipe to follow. You can get the full recipe (plus much more!) here and if you’re interested in jumping on the vegan train with more delicious treats, these vegan donuts are a good place to start. They’re a must-try for all the donut lovers out there, and offer a smart, dairy-free alternative to the traditional flavors you know and love.