|Posted on June 25, 2017 at 10:05 PM|
Processing the chickpeas until they’re not yet smooth, gives an almost crunchy and definitely crumbly texture to these sweet treats. Using chickpeas instead of flour brings blood sugar down because beans give more fiber to the mixture than flour does. Beans are low-calorie and low-fat, a recipe for weight loss. Sprinkling chopped walnuts on top before baking gives more of crunch and magnifies the taste, but adds calories and fat, so be careful.
- 2 cans no or low-salt chickpeas, drained, rinsed and somewhat dry
- ½ cup almond butter
- ½ cup pure maple syrup
- ½ Tbsp flax seed, ground
- 4 tsp vanilla
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ¾ cup chocolate chips
- ¼ cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Line a 9 X 7-inch baking dish with parchment paper. Process first 7 ingredients until somewhat smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread into baking dish and sprinkle walnuts on top (if using). Bake for 50-60 minutes. Check with toothpick to check doneness. Allow to cool before cutting.