Chickpeas combine with nutbutter (peanut butter, almond butter and sun butter all work here!) to make one of my new favorite sweet treats…Chickpea Walnut Blondies!

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Chickpea Walnut Blondies - #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap

I’ve been sharing recipe after recipe using canned food in honor of National Canned Food Month!

So far, I shared:

Today, I’m sharing Chickpea Walnut Blondies featuring canned chickpeas!

When I asked people on instagram and facebook, almost EVERYONE said they had canned beans on hand.  When it comes to beans, many people shared they make homemade hummus (I have a delish recipe here!), chili, or a soup dish.  I love thinking outside the box, and I also love a sweet treat with nutritious benefits…so Chickpea Walnut Brownies were it!

Chickpea Walnut Blondies - #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap


  • Chickpeas: a legume that is a good source of plant-based protein and fiber. The combination of fiber and protein together may help with blood sugar control, which means they may help keep energy levels consistent throughout the day.  They also contain many vitamins and minerals.
  • Almond Butter or Peanut Butter work well here, but I would imagine Sunbutter works here too!
  • Walnuts: these nuts are the nut with the highest amount of omega 3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid known for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Chickpea Walnut Blondies - #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap

Food Allergies and intolerances:

If you have a nut allergy, steer clear of the peanut or almond butter. Give these a try with Sunbutter and omit the walnuts. I have not personally tried this recipe with Sunbutter, but I would imagine it would still taste great!

This recipe is naturally gluten free and dairy free.  My favorite allergy-friendly chocolate chips are Enjoy Life Foods, they are free of all major allergens and taste delish!

The ingredients used in this recipe are in low FODMAP amounts according to the Monash University App.

Chickpea Walnut Blondies - #glutenfree #grainfree #dairyfree #lowfodmap

If you are looking for a mid-week pick-me-up…Chickpea Walnut Blondies are IT!

Hope you have a great rest of the week 🙂

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Chickpea Walnut Blondies

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  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 16 blondies 1x


Chickpeas combine with nutbutter (peanut butter, almond butter and sun butter all work here!) to make one of my new favorite sweet treats…Chickpea Walnut Blondies!



1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

½ cup almond butter or peanut butter*

¼ cup maple syrup

1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

1 Tbsp neutral cooking oil

1/4 tsp salt

¼ tsp baking soda

¼ tsp baking powder

¼ cup chocolate chips

¼ cup walnuts


Preheat the oven to 350 ̊F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with oil or nonstick spray.

Place all ingredients except the chocolate chips and walnuts in a food processor or high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Fold the chocolate chips and walnuts into the thick batter.

Bake the batter in the prepared baking pan for 25-30 minutes or until the edges are set. You can allow the blondies to cool, or dig in while warm and gooey!

Cut into 16 bars and enjoy.


*You can sub Sunbutter and omit the walnuts if you are preparing for someone with a nut allergy.

The ingredients in this recipe are in compliance with the Monash University App, but this recipe has not been tested for FODMAP content.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1/16 of the recipe
  • Calories: 136.2
  • Sugar: 6.2 g
  • Sodium: 153 mg
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.4 g
  • Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g

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