Flourless Blondies a la Ambitious Kitchen

Flourless Chickpea Blondies

Flourless Chickpea Blondies

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it.

These blondies are freakin’ amazing.

There is no need to beat around the bush or to build them up and taunt you.

Flourless Chickpea Blondies | Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nightshade Free

Simply put, these are the best “healthy” dessert I’ve had in a really long time. Better than the flourless brownies. Better than the chocamole (and y’all know how I feel about that).

I’ve already made 2 batches. In 4 days.

And The Hubster (who hates chocolate) finds them to be as irresistible as I do.

Flourless Chickpea Blondies | Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nightshade Free

Just do yourself a favor and make sure to always keep the ingredients on hand.

I plan to. Because I also plan to bring these to any event that requires food.

Flourless Chickpea Blondies | Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Nightshade Free

Flourless Chickpea Blondies

Flourless Chickpea Blondies

A decadently healthy dessert courtesy of [url="http://www.ambitiouskitchen.com/2013/04/flourless-chocolate-chip-chickpea-blondies-with-sea-salt-vegan-gluten-free-healthy/" target="_blank"]Ambitious Kitchen[/url].
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 12 -16
Author Emily Levenson | emilylevenson.com


  • Cooking Spray
  • 1 15 oz can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup cashew butter or any other nut butter you prefer
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips plus additional chips for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Spray 8x6 or 8x8 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  3. In a food processor, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and process until batter is smooth, about 2 minutes.
  4. Fold in 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
  5. Transfer batter to prepared pan and spread evenly. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are a tiny bit brown.
  7. Let cool for 20 minutes before cutting into squares.

Allergen Information

Nightshade free, dairy free*, gluten free*, wheat free*, soy free, corn free, and egg free.
*If you need to avoid dairy and/or gluten, make sure to use something like Enjoy Life Brand chocolate chips. They are the top 7 allergen free plus a few more.

PS—A huge shout-out to Ambitious Kitchen for creating such an amazing treat.

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Emily Levenson is learning to trust her gut all over again. She is committed to listening to AND following the nuggets of wisdom her gut has been dishing out for decades. You can follow Emily's journey here on the blog, through the Nourish + Flourish podcast, and through her posts on Instagram.

11 comments / Add your comment below

    1. Do you mean in place of the actual chickpeas? I would think that you’d have to do a lot of tweaking to get the right texture. May be worth searching Pinterest to see if someone else has given it a go!

  1. I make these all the time – so good! Just wanted to share that they’re also very good with some cocoa powder added 🙂

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