Chickpea Blondies

Chickpea Blondies

Chickpea Blondies
Chickpea Blondies
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Chickpea Blondies

Chickpea Blondies


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Servings 1x

Description

Flourless and gluten-free and naturally sweetened, chickpea blondies will become a family favorite dessert!


Ingredients

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  • 15 oz Chickpeas (1can) drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup Peanut Butter
  • 1/3 cup Maple Syrup or Honey (or a combination)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/3 cup Chocolate Chips +2 tablespoons for top
  • Cooking Spray

Instructions

  1. Preaheat oven to 350° F. Spray an 8×8 inch pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, add all of the ingredients except chocolate chips and process until batter is smooth. This will take a few minutes to get the batter to a smooth consistency.
  3. Using a spatula, fold in the 1/3 cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Tap the bottom of the pan onto the counter a few times to get the batter level. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chocolate chips on top of the batter.
  5. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and the edges are slightly browned. Take care to not over cook! The blondies may look slightly underdone and that is okay.
  6. Allow blondies to cool for at least 10 minutes. Cut into squares and enjoy!

 

  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Dessert, Gluten-Free

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 127
  • Sugar: 9g
  • Sodium: 203mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 13mg
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Greek-Style Nachos

Greek-Style Nachos

Greek Nachos
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Greek Nachos

Greek-Style Nachos


  • Author: Amy RD, LDN
  • Total Time: 1 hr 50 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Delicious Greek-Style Nachos with Chickpeas, Feta, Tomato & Olives


Ingredients

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Chickpeas

  • 1 lb Dried Chickpeas (See notes for alternative options)
  • 1 tbsp Olive OIl
  • 1 Onion (medium)
  • 4 Garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp Paprika
  • 2 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 4 cups Vegetable Broth

Pita Chips

  • 2 Pita Bread
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt

Veggie Salad

  • 1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 pt Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half

Toppings

  • Greek Yogurt
  • Feta Cheese
  • Kalamata Olives
  • Hot Sauce (Optional)

Instructions

Chickpeas

  1. Sort and rinse your dried chickpeas. (If using canned skip this step.) Fill a large bowl with 6 cups water, pour chickpeas into bowl and soak overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 375° F. Drain your soaked chickpeas, set aside.
  3. In a large dutch oven or large pot, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat. Add sliced onion to pan, sautee until slightly browned.
  4. Lower the heat to medium-low and add minced garlic and sautee for 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add the spices, salt and lemon zest to garlic and onions and sautee for another 30 seconds.
  6. Add vegetable stock to pot and then the chickpeas (soaked or canned). Using a wooden spoon or spatula, stir mixture together and then bring to a boil. Then, turn the heat off and cover the pot with a lid.
  7. Next, put the dutch oven into your preheated oven and bake for 45 minutes to 1 1/2 hours, depending on the chickpeas you are using. (If you are using canned, it should take around 45 minutes for the chickpeas to soak up the yummy liquid. If you are using dry, soaked chickpeas it will take closer to an hour to an half and half for the beans to soak up the liquid.)
  8. Once the liquid has been absorbed by the chickpeas they are done. Remove from the oven and set aside.

Toppings:

  1. Slice your pita bread into triangles, drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and 1/8 tsp salt over top and place onto a sheet tray (Skip this step if you bought pre-made pita chips!)
  2. Bake pita chips in the oven with your chickpeas for 8-10 minutes. Keep an eye on them as they burn easily!

 

Vegetable Topping:

  1. Slice 1 pint cherry tomatoes in half lengthwise. Peel, seed and chop cucumber to 1 inch chunks.
  2. Serve with Greek yogurt, feta cheese, kalamata olives and hot sauce as desired.

 

To Plate:

  1. Set pita chips on plate, top with dollops of Greek Yogurt, then the delicious braised chickpeas, cucumber and tomatoes, feta, kalamata olives and hot sauce. Enjoy!!
 

 

Notes

Notes:
  1. You can make this as simple or complicated as you’d like. Using canned chickpeas and store bought pita chips makes this a week-night winner!
  2. To substitute canned chickpeas use 4 cans, 15 oz each
  3. *This recipe was inspired by several Greek Nacho style recipes and including SmittenKitchen’s Braised Chickpeas.
  • Prep Time: 20min
  • Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
  • Category: Appetizers, Dinner, Lunch, Mediterranean, Salad, Sides
  • Method: Braise
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 6
  • Calories: 541
  • Fat: 19g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 71g
  • Fiber: 15g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Cholesterol: 24mg

Keywords: Greek, Mediterranean, Chickpeas

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