For a delicious healthy treat, try our Chickpea Blondie recipe! This recipe is a fave in the My Food Bag office, it’s got the perfect brownie texture, while being lower carbs, higher protein and naturally dairy and gluten free. If you love healthier baking like this, you’ll love our Peanut Butter Oaty Cookies too.
- 1 400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- ¼ cup nut butter (e.g. almond, peanut)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup or honey
- ⅓ cup ground almonds
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp baking powder
- 50g refined sugar free dark chocolate, chopped (optional)
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a small baking dish (measuring about 10x10cm) or a loaf tin with baking paper.
- Prep & make batter. Combine all ingredients (except chocolate) in a food processor. Blend for about 1 minute, until mixture is smooth and combined.
- Fold through chocolate and transfer mix to baking dish/ loaf tin. Sprinkle over a pinch of flaky sea salt (optional).
- Bake blondie. Bake in oven for 30-35 minutes, until golden on top. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and allow to fully cool and set.
- Cut blondie into 10 pieces, then enjoy, or refrigerate or freeze.
Energy (kJ): 569
Energy (Cal): 136
Carbohydrate (g): 14.9
Protein (g): 4.3
Fat (g): 6.9
Saturated Fat (g): 1.3
Sugars (g): 7.3
Meet the Nutritionist
Our in-house nutritionist Emma ‘Edamame’ was born and bred in mid Canterbury and has the health and wellbeing of Kiwis in mind at all times. As an NZ registered nutritionist (NZ Nutrition Society) with a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Auckland, she makes sure we’re all getting our fresh dose of local veggies and our meals are full of nutritious substance – thanks for having our back Em (and our waistlines!). When it comes to New Zealand produce, Emma is a whizz, with fresh berries being her absolute fave. Intrigued to know what food this nutritionist couldn’t live without? Fresh fish and seafood, delivering on both flavour and nourishment. As well as ice cream, especially real fruit ice creams, in the summer time! Life’s all about a tasty balance, right?