Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies

Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies

Seriously, trust me on this one!

Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies ~vegan, gluten free~ A protein packed powerhouse blondie recipe perfect for vegan and grain free diets!

Using chickpeas in place of flour makes for a healthy and delicious dessert…I promise :)

I make my chickpea chocolate chip cookie recipe all the time, everyone loves them!  They are great for both vegans and gluten-free diets.  I thought I’d mix it up for the fall and add in pumpkin and spice.  I’m glad I did, they were a score.  We’re going on batch number 3 of these in my house!  The pumpkin inspiration came from Keeping it Kind.

A blender and only one bowl is needed to create these protein packed powerhouse blondies!  They make a great dessert, but can also be an energizing snack!  The fiber and protein hold you over until the next meal.  I’m not ashamed to say I even eat them for breakfast!  At 140 calories, 4 grams of protein and 3 grams of fiber each, why not?!?

Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies ~vegan, gluten free~ A protein packed powerhouse blondie recipe perfect for vegan and grain free diets!

Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies
 
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Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies, a high fiber protein packed powerhouse blondie!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, rinsed and drained (~1.5 cups)
  • 1 can pumpkin
  • ½ cup cashew butter
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cups chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Add chickpeas to blender or food processor, pulse until chickpeas are broken down. Add the rest of the ingredients except the chocolate chips and blend until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Evenly spread dough into pan and cook for 25-30 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 140 Fat: 7 Carbohydrates: 17 Sugar: 9 Fiber: 3 Protein: 4

Flourless Chickpea Pumpkin Blondies ~vegan, gluten free~ A protein packed powerhouse blondie recipe perfect for vegan and grain free diets!

Have a Happy & Healthy Thanksgiving!

almond apple butter cups

Remember that crock pot apple butter recipe from a few weeks ago?  I blended it with almond butter to make these mega Almond Apple Butter Cups!

Apple Almond Butter Cups ~vegan, gluten free~ A seasonal twist on your standard almond butter cup!

Apple butter, almond butter and dark chocolate make a heavenly combination!  Think of it as a seasonal switch from your standard almond butter cup!  This recipe makes a little more filling than needed, but it makes an amazing breakfast!  Spread the apple almond butter on toast with a dash of cinnamon…delicious!

Apple Almond Butter Cups ~vegan, gluten free~ A seasonal twist on your standard almond butter cup!

Swap Suggestions:

~Use sunbutter, peanut butter or cashew butter in place of almond butter

~Use pumpkin butter in place of apple butter for a pumpkin spice version

~Add a dollop of vegan date salted caramel sauce

almond apple butter cups
 
Makes 6 Mega Almond Apple Butter Cups
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegan
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ½ cup apple butter (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 bag vegan dark chocolate chips
  • pinch sea salt
Instructions
  1. Place 6 paper liners in a muffin tin and set aside.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together almond butter and apple butter.
  3. Melt chocolate in a double boiler. Spoon a small amount of melted chocolate into the bottom of each liner, ~1/4 inch thick. Give the muffin tin a gentle shake to flatten out chocolate. Place into freezer for 10 minutes or until hardened.
  4. Remove from freezer and scoop a generous tablespoon of the apple almond butter and drop into the middle of each cup. Cover with remaining chocolate. Add a small pinch of sea salt to each.
  5. Place back until freezer or refrigerator until chocolate has set.
  6. Store in the refrigerator.
You will have excess of the almond apple butter, use on toast the next day!

Apple Almond Butter Cups ~vegan, gluten free~ A seasonal twist on your standard almond butter cup!

garlicky greens dip with currants and pine nuts

By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Sabra Dipping Co. LLC, and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I received coupons for free product used in testing this recipe. I was not compensated for my time.

It’s game day party season!  Which can also bring about unhealthy appetizers and a whole lot of diet disasters!  Make Sabra a part of your tailgating menu to sneak in a serving of beans in this Garlicky Greens Dip!  Instead of chips or bread, I served lemon roasted cauliflower on skewers!

Make this Garlicky Greens Dip a part of your tailgating menu to sneak in a serving of beans and greens! ~vegan, gluten free~

Sabra is the official Dips sponsor of the NFL.  Together we are bringing you healthy ways to enjoy game day!  You all know I love beans and all the health benefits that come along with them!  Two heaping spoonfuls of hummus a day will fulfill your bean recommendation for the week!  Hummus, which is made with chickpeas provide protein, fiber, iron and B vitamins.  This winning combo can help you maintain a healthy weight, lower your risk of heart disease and control glucose levels.  Not to mention, hummus also contains tahini, which provides healthy monounsaturated fat for sustained energy and improved cardiovascular health.

Make this Garlicky Greens Dip a part of your tailgating menu to sneak in a serving of beans and greens! ~vegan, gluten free~

garlicky greens dip with currants and pine nuts
 
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Make this Garlicky Greens Dip a part of your tailgating menu to sneak in a serving of beans and greens! ~vegan, gluten free~
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Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Vegan
Ingredients
For Garlicky Greens Dip:
  • 1 10 oz. container of Sabra Classic Hummus
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • ½ cup fresh parsley leaves
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup pine nuts, roasted
  • 2 tablespoons currants
For Roasted Cauliflower:
  • 1 head of cauliflower, cut into florets
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • sea salt and pepper
Instructions
To Make Garlicky Greens Dip:
  1. Add hummus, garlic clove, parsley leaves, lemon juice and water to a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add salt and pepper as desired.
  2. Transfer to a bowl and top with roasted pine nuts and currants.
To Make Roasted Cauliflower:
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Add cauliflower florets to a bowl and toss with crushed garlic, EVOO and lemon juice. Transfer to a baking sheet and add desired amount of sea salt and pepper. Roast for 15-25 minutes or until golden and crispy.
Serve dip along with roasted cauliflower and enjoy!

This dip would also make a great spread on a roasted veggie sandwich or hummus pizza!

Make this Garlicky Greens Dip a part of your tailgating menu to sneak in a serving of beans and greens! ~vegan, gluten free~

Check out the other Sabra Tailgating recipes from the Recipe Redux!

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