Chickpea Pecan Blondies or Don't be Afraid to Try Chickpeas in Your Baking

I have been seeing recipes using chickpeas, especially when it come to baking. I had come across a Chickpea Pecan Blondie recipe and I knew I wanted to try it.
I have never tried chickpeas, so when I opened up the can of chickpeas I was a little concerned. I did not like how it smelled. I pressed on with the recipe and I was glad when these turned out tasty. I would consider exploring more options using chickpeas in baking.

The next one I am going to try is this one I found on You Tube. If you want a vegan option, you might want to try this one. 

So don't be afraid to try chickpeas in your baking.

Here is the recipe I tried from My Fitness Pal

Chickpea-Pecan Blondies


  • 4 tablespoons (54g) unsalted butter
  • 1 15-ounce (425g) can low-sodium chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2/3 cup (125g) light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup (31g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (54g) pecans, toasted and chopped


Preheat oven to 350°F (180ÂșC). Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Continue cooking butter 3–5 minutes or until browned with a very nutty fragrance.

In the bowl of a food processor, puree chickpeas on high speed until almost smooth, stopping to scrape the sides of bowl as needed. Add browned butter and vanilla; process until smooth. Add eggs; pulse 3–4 times to combine. Add sugar, flour, baking soda and salt; pulse 4–5 times to combine. Add pecans; pulse once or twice just to combine.

Spoon batter into prepared pan. Bake for 28–30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Serves: 16 | Serving Size: 1 blondie

Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 112; Total Fat: 6g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 31mg; Sodium: 51mg; Carbohydrate: 15g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 8g; Protein 3g

Nutrition Bonus: Potassium: 77mg; Iron: 3%; Vitamin A: 3%; Vitamin C: 0%; Calcium: 9%

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  1. Sounds like an interesting recipe.

  2. I would never imagine making blondies with chickpeas, but this would be a good way to get chldren to eat a healthier snacks

  3. Interesting! I'd love to try this!

  4. Now THAT'S different!
    Thanks for sharing at


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