Friday, March 13, 2015

Banana Chocolate Chip Blondies with a Secret Ingredient

Blondies made out of chickpeas? What has the world come to? Don't worry, although this recipe may be radical, it yields a delicious batch of chocolate chip blondies that taste better than any grocery store kind. They're also pretty healthy since the ingredients include chickpeas, bananas, and dates.  You can call them black bean brownies' lighter cousin. Love the idea? Check out my Elvis chickpea blondies, German chocolate chickpea brownies, peanut butter chickpea blondies!

Banana Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies (2)
Banana Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies
4 cups cooked chickpeas
4 ripe bananas
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups pitted dates
2 cups rolled oats
1 tbsp ground flaxseed
1 tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and oil a 13.25”X9.25” baking dish. Pour boiling water over the dates and allow them to soak for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, blend the oats into a flour in a high speed blender or food processer. Stir the oat flour, baking powder, salt, and flaxseed together. Add the chickpeas, dates, vanilla, and bananas to the blender. Blend until there are no more lumps and it is creamy Whisk in the eggs. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, adding ½ cup of chocolate chips. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining chocolate chips and bake for 25 minutes. Allow the blondies to cool before cutting and serving.

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