Plant-Based Chickpea Pistachio Blondies

Plant-Based Chickpea Pistachio Blondies

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes



9 blondies (1 per serving)


1 tbsp flaxseed meal

3 tbsp water

1 (15-ounce) no-salt added chickpeas, drained and rinsed well

½ cup rolled oats

½ cup chopped shelled pistachios 

2/3 cup coconut sugar

3 tbsp melted coconut oil

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ cup white chocolate chips (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease an 8-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Make a flax egg by combining the flaxseed meal and water in a small bowl; allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  3. Place the flax egg along with the rest of the ingredients, except the pistachios and chocolate chips, in a food processor and blend until smooth. Fold in the pistachios by hand and reserve some for topping.
  4. Scoop the batter into the prepared pan using a rubber spatula, smooth the top, and bake for 30 minutes. It may look a little underbaked when you take it out of the oven but will firm up as it cools.
  5. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in the microwave in 30 second increments. Drizzle on top of the bars.
  6. Let cool completely before slicing into 9 squares.

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