High Protein Vegan Snacking Blondies

in the realm of vegan desserts, there’s a hidden gem that packs a powerful punch of protein while satisfying even the strongest sweet tooth: vegan chickpea blondies!!!

these gems not only boast an impressive protein content but also offer the BEST taste and texture that will leave you coming back for more.

protein powerhouse:

one of the standout features of vegan chickpea blondies is their high protein content.

thanks to the inclusion of chickpeas and vanilla protein powder, each bite delivers a substantial dose of this essential nutrient.

chickpeas, also known as garbanzo beans, are rich in plant-based protein, making them an ideal base for protein-packed desserts.

combined with vanilla protein powder, these blondies become a powerhouse of protein, making them a perfect post-workout snack or a guilt-free indulgence any time of day :).

taste and texture:

for being protein-rich, they’re SO good.

the combination of creamy almond butter, sweet maple syrup, and fragrant vanilla extract creates a rich and decadent flavor profile that satisfies cravings without sacrificing nutritional value.

additionally, the arrowroot starch helps to bind the blondies, ensuring a perfect balance of chewiness and softness in every bite.

for an extra treat, sprinkle vegan chocolate chips on top like we did before baking to add a decadent touch of sweetness.

nutritional benefits:

in addition to their impressive protein content, vegan chickpea blondies offer a host of other nutritional benefits!

chickpeas are such a good source of fiber, which supports digestive health and helps keep you feeling full and satisfied.

they also provide essential vitamins and minerals, including iron, magnesium, and folate. almond butter contributes healthy fats and vitamin e, while maple syrup adds a natural sweetness without refined sugars.

overall, these blondies offer a well-rounded nutritional profile that nourishes both body and soul.

preparation method:

making vegan chickpea blondies is a breeze, requiring just a few simple steps. start by preheating your oven to 350°f (175°c) and greasing or lining a lb bread loaf pan with parchment paper.

side note-you can always double the recipe to make a larger batch!

then, blend together drained and rinsed chickpeas, vanilla protein powder, maple syrup, dairy-free milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, and arrowroot starch until smooth.

fold in vegan chocolate chips if desired, then pour the batter into the prepared baking dish and spread it out evenly.

bake for 22-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

allow the blondies to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before transferring them to the fridge to cool for another 30. once cooled, slice into squares and enjoy!

substitution options:

for those with dietary restrictions or preferences, several substitution options are available.

if almond butter is not suitable, feel free to use another nut or seed butter such as peanut butter or sunflower seed butter!

similarly, arrowroot starch can be replaced with cornstarch or tapioca starch with similar results.

storage options:

to prolong the enjoyment of your vegan chickpea blondies, proper storage is essential.

store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.

for longer-term storage, wrap individual portions in plastic wrap and place them in a resealable freezer bag.

frozen blondies will keep for up to a couple of months and can be thawed at room temperature or reheated in the microwave for a quick and satisfying treat on demand.

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High Protein Vegan Snacking Blondies

Recipe by MaryCourse: Snacks, Sweet


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  • 1 can (15 oz) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
    1/2 cup vanilla protein powder
    1/4 cup maple syrup
    1/4 cup dairy-free milk (such as almond milk)
    1/4 cup almond butter
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon arrowroot starch (or cornstarch)
    1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips folded in (optional, for topping)


  • preheat your oven to 350°f (175°c). grease or line an 8×8-inch baking dish with parchment paper.

  • blend the chickpeas, vanilla protein powder, maple syrup, dairy-free milk, almond butter, vanilla extract, and arrowroot starch in a food processor or blender until smooth and well combined.

  • fold in chocolate chips: if using chocolate chips, gently fold them into the batter until evenly distributed.

  • pour the batter into the prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly with a spatula.

  • bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

  • cool the blondies in the pan for about 30 minutes. then, place them in the fridge to cool down further and set. this is an important step :).

  • slice the cooled blondies into squares and serve. enjoy your high protein vegan blondies!

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2 Responses

  1. Good afternoon. I was wondering if you knew how many calories were in each normal sized piece. I am trying calorie counting and just wanted to know. Thanks and have a great day 😎😊

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