Chocolate Chip Blondies
I was so skeptical before trying this recipe, and wasn't sure it would be a success. Surprisingly, I could not believe how delicious a cake that is made out of chickpeas can be! Admittedly, I shouldn't be that surprised because I grew up on a sweet dessert with rice and chickpeas, so I thought, why not in a cake? In my opinion, the texture reminds of a brownie, and the chocolate chips add so much to this cake, if not making it perfect.
It's an understatement to say that this cake is just delicious--even unhealthy things can be delicious--but this recipe has the add-on of being healthy AND guilt-free. I hate to pack on empty calories, even when I eat dessert, so it makes me happy to know that I can eat dessert that is packed with vitamins, fiber, minerals and chocolate....vegan chocolate chips, of course.
So, if you feel like me and you like to enjoy a piece of cake once in a while, but this time knowing that it's actually good for you, then give this a try. I have to say that I brought this cake to my friend's house to taste, and while they are not vegan, they loved it and couldn't believe it was made with chickpeas, because you actually cannot tell by the flavor, nor the texture.
This recipe is definitely a keeper, and I forgot to mention the added value that it's gluten-free!!
3 1/2 cups cooked garbanzo beans
1 cup gluten free oats
1/4 cup apple sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 cups pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegan chocolate chips
Heat oven to 350 F
add all the ingredients into a food processor except the chocolate chips.
Mix well until smooth. add the chocolate chips and pulse twice, just to combine.
Pour the batter into a greased round or square baking dish and bake in the oven for 40 minutes.
Lets stand to cool down completely before serving. keep in the fridge for best results.