blondes have more fun

blondes have more fun

just kidding!

because lavenders have more fun! 😉

is that what you call someone with purple hair? lavenders? there’s gotta be something out there that already “titles” it!

anyyyyyy who… back to business:

holy.hell.

so yeah.

i’ve been wanting to try out the whole “chick pea/garbanzo bean” in baked goods thang.

and well.

i did.

and it was by FAR one of the best damn desserts i’ve created thus far.  and that’s saying a lot! 😉

i bring you…. an oooey-super-duper-gooey chocolate (grain free!) blondie.

yeah, you read that. these are gluten free 100%.

100% clean.

you get the point, they’re A-OKAY on the waist line!

side note & funny fact: you know you have too many kitchen gadgets (that you don’t use enough) when you are trying to fit pieces together when prepping for baking something and to realize you have the base of a Juicer and trying to top it with a Food Processor piece.. #BLONDEmoment (like what i did there.. blonde.. blondie…)

anywho!  game time. you ready?!?!?

Gluten Free Blondies

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

whatcha need:
1 can (15 oz) chickpeas/gorbanzo beans
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup walden farms calorie-free syrup (regular syrup or honey will do too obviously)
splash of vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp semi-sweet chocolate chips
and the willpower not to eat the batter…

*preheat oven to 350 degrees*

step 1:  always always rinse and drain your beans to get excess salt and gas outta them (aint’t no one got time for blondies that make you gassy!)

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

step 2: put beans in food processor and blend until they’re chopped up, then add in peanut butter, syrup, vanilla extract and baking powder.

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies
then process/blend until it turns to a cookie dough/cake consistency. super creamy!!

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

step 3: with a spatula, transfer dough to a mixing bowl, then fold in chocolate chips!

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

step 4: try not to lick the spatula, because this ‘ish is like straight cookie dough! you can actually eat it because it is indeed egg-free! you’re welcome
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

step 5: spray an 8×8 pan, then pour batter in and spread out evenly.
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

step 6: pop in oven for 25-30 minutes, at 25 minute mark, stick a knife into center of blondies and if it comes out clean, they’re done!

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

slice into 12 squares, and….
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

then take lots of photos because the chocolate will literally be POURING out of each slice and totally #foodporn worthy!!!
Vegan & Gluten Free Blondies

Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

i mean really, look at these beauties?!  am i the only one that truly appreciates a good lookin’ piece of blondie?!
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

Vegan & Gluten Free Blondies

serving size is one, but two may just be necessary when pulled right out of the oven.  i mean… i gotta make sure they DO indeed taste good before sharing there recipe?!
Gluten Free & Vegan Blondies

that’s my excuse and i’m stickin’ to it!

Gluten-free Blondies

 

 

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