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Vanilla Protein Chickpea Blondies.

These Cashew Butter Vanilla Chickpea Blondies are gooey, delicious and made with no refined sugar. They’re nutritious enough to enjoy as a yoghurt bowl topping, a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack. And, if you’re looking for something a little bit extra for dessert, why not try it with a dollop of ice cream!

Flourless, naturally gluten-free and vegan!

I know what you’re thinking, chickpeas in a dessert? But, hear me out. When you drain and blitz them in a blender, they create a fudgy, moist and silky texture that absorbs flavour. The vanilla extract and vanilla protein powder make these blondies sweet but not toooooo sweet.

7 ingredients, 25 minutes and a little bit of patience is all it takes!

Serving Size.

Makes 6-8 Squares.


  • 20g Free Soul Vanilla Protein Powder
  • 1 Tin of Chickpeas [Drained]
  • 65g Meridian Cashew Butter
  • 5 tbsp Honey/ or Syrup
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 60g Dark Chocolate Chips


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Put the protein powder, drained chickpeas, syrup, nut butter, vanilla extract & baking powder into a blender.
  3. Blitz the mixture until it is combined and smooth.
  4. Line baking tray with baking paper, spread mixture into an even layer.
  5. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top of the blondies, then bake them for 20-25 mins.
  6. Allow to cool before slicing into 8 squares.
  7. Enjoy!

TOP TIP : The blondies will continue to cook once you remove them from the oven so if they’re a little bit gooey at first, this is a good thing!!

Happy Baking!

Amy xo.

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