Here is a collection of 20 vegan desserts using chickpeas that are healthy and high protein, yet taste amazing at the same time. These sweet treats are easy and quick to make, and most of them are ready in an hour. Will be enjoyed by both vegans and omnivores!
Trust me, you can make some decadent and delicious sweet treats using chickpeas! This versatile bean can be used to make dips, cookies, cookie bars and even brownies.
🌾Canned vs dried chickpeas
You can use both canned chickpeas and chickpeas cooked from scratch in most recipes.
Canned chickpeas are much more easier to find in groceries. They are more convenient and are a great staple to have on hand to be used in a pinch. Just make sure to get the unsalted ones, especially when used in sweet recipes.
On the other hand, dried chickpeas taste better, fresher and have a more neutral taste when compared to canned ones. They also tend to be much cheaper, especially when purchased in bulk. Plus, you can use them to make falafels!
🥣Cooking chickpeas from scratch
- As mentioned above, canned chickpeas and chickpeas cooked from dried can be used interchangeably in most recipes. 1 15 oz / 400g can of chickpeas will yield about 1 ½ cup of cooked chickpeas.
- It is especially important to use unsalted chickpeas in these dessert recipes.
- Remember to drain and thoroughly rinse your chickpeas, especially the canned ones. This will help remove their beany flavor.
- Most of these chickpea desserts are easily customizable. So feel free to throw in some fun add-ins like chocolate chunks, chopped nuts or your favorite complementary spices!
❔Commonly asked questions
Yes, chickpeas and garbanzo beans both refer to the same thing, and can be used synonymously.
It is definitely a must to drain and rinse canned chickpeas before using. This helps remove their beany flavor, and will make them easier on your gut and less gas producing. By rinsing, you will also reduce their sodium level, especially if you are using salted chickpeas.
As chickpeas has quite a neutral and mild flavor, you can hardly taste them in baked goods and other desserts. Plus, other sweetener and flavoring used will perfectly mask their beany taste!
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