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Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

Chocolate chip chickpea blondies made with peanut butter, banana and protein powder. Each bite is full of delicious flavor and these are a great healthy treat. Grain free, gluten free, and dairy free!

Course Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Healthy Snack, Healthy Treat, Protein Bar
Keyword chocolate chip chickpea blondies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 blondies
Calories 140 kcal
Author Monique Volz of Ambitious Kitchen


  • 1 can (15 ounce) chickpeas, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup all natural creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup (about 1 scoop) unflavored or vanilla protein powder (check ingredients if vegan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 oz bittersweet chocolate (70% cocoa, or dairy free if desired), coarsely chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and spray 8x8 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray. I recommend an 8x8 baking inch pan as using a 9x9 inch pan may make the bars too thin.
  2. In a food processor, add all ingredients except chocolate chips and process until batter is smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the chopped chocolate.
  3. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan then sprinkle the rest of the chopped chocolate on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean and edges are a tiny bit brown. The batter may look underdone, but you don't want them to dry out!
  4. Cool pan for 10 minutes on wire rack. Makes 12 blondies. Store covered in the fridge. Bars will last about 3 days.

Recipe Notes

To make vegan: Use a plant-based protein powder and vegan chocolate chips/chunks.

Bars can be frozen for up to 3 months, just place in an airtight container or in a freezer ziplock bag for optimal storage. Reheat in microwave or thaw out when ready to eat.

Almond butter or another nut butter may be used instead of peanut butter. I do not recommend sunflower seed butter.

Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies
Amount Per Serving (1 blondie)
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.3g10%
Carbohydrates 16.5g6%
Fiber 3.3g14%
Sugar 8.2g9%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.