Gluten-free Chickpea Blondies

Feb, 22, 2018

By Fredrica Syren:

Last week I had a chickpea blondie in a restaurant and fell in love. I have to admit that I have been skeptical about using beans in baking — but no more. Now I can treat my kids to a baked goodie that is lower in calories, contains no gluten, and has lots of fiber and protein.


  • 15 oz. cooked chickpeas or one can of chickpeas
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ vanilla bean, sliced open and seeds used
  • 2 Tbsp. almond flower
  • ½ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to F350
  2. Mix everything except the chocolate chips until creamy. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into greased pan.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Let it cool completely before slicing into it.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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