Healthy Eggless Vegan Tahini Protein Blondies
These gooey and fudgy eggless tahini protein blondies are healthy, gluten-free and vegan! The base is made from chickpeas, but you can hardly taste it. Easy to make and only requires 6 simple ingredients.
Servings 16 brownies
Preheat oven to 180C / 350F. Place in chickpeas and dates into a food processor. Blend until a smooth paste forms.
Then, add in tahini, oat flour, baking powder and salt. Process until everything is well combined. The batter should be slightly wetter than cookie dough. Add in a splash or two of water or plant milk to thin if the mixture is too thick.
Using a spatula or spoon, stir in chocolate chips.
Transfer batter to a lined or greased 8x8 baking pan. Using the back of a spoon, smooth out the edges.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the edges are slightly browned and a toothpick comes out fairly clean with a few crumbs when inserted in the middle.
Let it cool in the pan for 10-15 minutes, before transferring it to a wire rack to be cool down to room temperature. Slice and enjoy!
*Chickpeas- Both chickpeas cooked from scratch and canned chickpeas can be used. Be sure to drain and rinse canned chickpeas before using.
**Dates- Can be substituted with ½-3/4 cup of liquid sweetener like maple or agave syrup. Do soak them in hot water for 20 minutes before using if yours are dry and hard.
Do not overbake! The toothpick might still comes out sticky when inserted in, but don't worry as blondies will continue to cook out of the oven.
Let it cool down completely before slicing into it. This will prevent blondies from crumbling when cutting.
Storing - These protein blondies can be stored outside for 3-4 days and in the fridge for up to a week in sealed containers. They are freezable too, and can be frozen for 3 months.
To freeze, place blondies slices on a tray in one layer and let it sit in the freezer for 1-2 hours, or until they are completely frozen. You can now transfer them to any zip-top bags or storage containers of choice before freezing them.
Reheating - To reheat, let them defrost in the fridge overnight. You can them heat them in the microwave for 30-60 seconds, or in an oven preheat to 200C / 400F for 5-10 minutes, or until thoroughly heated.
Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 101mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 2mg