Chickpea Chocolate Brownies | Vegan and Gluten-free

Gluten-free, Vegan and Low-sugar brownies which are packed with protein and made with all natural ingredients!

Brownies made from chickpeas? I know I might sound completely crazy! However after my chickpea chocolate chip cookies or my tofu panna cotta I believe you know I am capable of bringing to your table just about anything! haha

But just like before, I guarantee you that as extravagant as it might sound, using unusual ingredients might make thing taste even better!

These brownies gooey rich and flavourful are the proof that I am not aa total lunatic. In fact, the beans add that extra softness and moisture. Try them and you will believe I am not lying!

Ingredients (makes 9 brownies):

  • 1 can of chickpeas, drained
  • 4 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder
  • 50 g flour (you can use GF flour, oat flour, cake flour, Kamut, anything you like)*
  • 2-3 tbsp almond milk
  • 1/2 coconut cream
  • 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter (@zumub)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Erythritol sugar (or coconut sugar, or white sugar)
  • 75 g chocolate chips or chopped dark chocolate

for the topping:

  • 50 g dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 tsp sugar (coconut sugar, Erythritol, white sugar)

For the peanut butter and Erythritol sugar I used ZUMUB products. If you wish to try them, you can get 10% discount using my promo code: EXPATCUCINA.

In a food processor blend chickpeas and coconut cream

Transfer to a bowl and add all the other ingredients (except for the chocolate chips).

Using an immersion blender, blend everything until you get a smooth batter. Add a few more TBSP of milk if batter is too thick. Then fold in the chopped chocolate

Pour the mixture into a square pan, lined with parchment paper

and bake in pre-heated oven at 180 C for about 15-20 min. Remove from the oven and let the brownies cool down completely.

In a small saucepan, warm up water, sugar, chocolate and cocoa powder stirring until everything is well combined. Pour it on top of the brownie cake and refrigerate it to settle.

Next cut it up into 9 pieces

and store it into your fridge until ready to serve!

These are SO good, fudge. Vegan and GF (if you use a GF type of flour) they are also packed with protein.

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About the author:

An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.