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Chickpea Brownies

Fudgy, Flourless Gluten-Free Chickpea Brownies Recipe

  • Author: Rebecca Baron
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Gluten-Free


These gluten-free flourless brownies are a rich, dense, and decadent chocolate treat. But I love that they are made from chickpeas and cashews, so they are full of fiber, healthy fats and protein!


  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews (soaked for 1 hour in warm water discard the water after done soaking)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder *
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup * (agave * or honey can be substituted)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp Real Salt *
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips * (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips, into a blender.Flourless Brownies Ingredients
  3. Blend until a batter forms (the batter will be thick).Combine Ingredients in a Blender
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Pour into a greased 8x8 baking dish.
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not overcook or it will dry out the brownies.
  7. Allow them to cool for 20 minutes before cutting and serving to help them "set."


If you have a high-speed blender (i.e. Blendtec or Vitamix) you can skip soaking the cashews. But if you do, you will need to add a little water to the blender to make up for the amount of water the cashews soak up soaking.

Keywords: Gluten-Free, flourless, rich, dense, decadent