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Gluten-free Chickpea Blondies

By Fredrica Syren:

Last week I had a chickpea blondie in a restaurant and fell in love. I have to admit that I have been skeptical about using beans in baking — but no more. Now I can treat my kids to a baked goodie that is lower in calories, contains no gluten, and has lots of fiber and protein.

Ingredients

  • 15 oz. cooked chickpeas or one can of chickpeas
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ vanilla bean, sliced open and seeds used
  • 2 Tbsp. almond flower
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to F350
  2. Mix everything except the chocolate chips until creamy. Fold in chocolate chips.
  3. Pour batter into greased pan.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Let it cool completely before slicing into it.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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