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Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies
  • Gluten Free!
Serves: Makes 16 bars
Ready In: 35 minutes

Why We Like It

These chewy fudge-like delicious brownies have a secret ingredient...chickpeas!  And, no one will ever know!  Such a great sweet treat with extra nutrients -- be prepared, they will disappear quick!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

Blend the Brownies:

  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup (or honey)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Add to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed.

Add Chocolate Chips:

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Add to the food processor or blender with the brownie batter and pulse a few times until combined.

Finish and Bake:

  • 2 Tbsp to 1/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (or your choice of nut, such as walnuts or almonds)

Spoon the brownie batter into a greased 8 inch x 8 inch baking dish.

Top with dark chocolate chips and pecans.

Bake for 23-25 minutes until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Serve and Enjoy!

Cut into 16 squares and serve.  Store brownies in a covered container in the refrigerator (Keep in mind, they also freeze great)!

Quick Tips

This recipes uses an 8-inch square baking dish, but doubles easily for a 9×13 inch baking dish.  If you double the recipe, (which we highly recommend!), bake them for about 25-28 minutes.  They turn out best if you don’t overcook them.

Nutrition Information for one serving (one bar)

  • Calories: 125
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 15 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Total Sugars: 8 g
  • Added Sugars: 5 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Sodium: 108 mg