Chickpea Blondies + Karin is Amazing!

OMG Lost was great!  I wish it hadn’t been 2 hours though!! I had so much to do last night!

Of course that didn’t stop me from watching and getting a little baking action in there.

This lady is pretty much awesome for a few reason…

Reason #1 Karin is awesome: A while ago I wrote a guest post for Karin while she was in Japan, and yesterday I got the cutest thing in the mail!

Adorable little bowl from Japan and delicious sun dried tomatoes!  I can’t wait to make something exciting with them!   Thanks, Karin!  You’re a superstar!!

Reason #2: She inspired me to make my own chickpea blondies after reading about her chickpea brownies!

Here’s my recipe:

Karla’s Chickpea Blondies

6.5oz cooked chickpeas (about 1 cup)
1/2 cup spelt flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup Agave Nectar
1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 tsp vanilla
~1/4 cup Chocolate Chips (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place chickpeas in the food processor, process for a few seconds.  Add the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips and process until smooth.

Transfer mixture to a greased baking dish and sprinkle with chocolate chips, I used a 9″ round pie pan.  Bake for 30 minutes.

These were really interesting tasting.  I’m not sure I would make them again to be perfectly honest just because they weren’t to die for.  Definitely worth the experiment if you’re curious!  Obviously they couldn’t have been too bad if my roommate and I devoured all of them.  This morning they are gone.  Not gonna lie, last night I felt ill (guess my sugar count ended up being WAYYYY off haha).   Have you tried chickpea blondies/brownies before?

Reason #3 Karin is awesome:  We’re pretty much bloggie twins… enough said.

Well I’m off to finish preparing for a presentation I have today on slums.  Speaking of slums… My apartment is quickly becoming a piece of junk (ok I’m grossly exaggerating).  The laundry machine stopped taking quarters so I couldn’t dry my clothes.  I had to place them all over various spots in my apartment (good thing this place in an oven, they dried in no time).

Now I have crunchy clothes like when I was little in Guatemala and the clothes was line dried on the terrace.

Have a great day!!!


13 thoughts on “Chickpea Blondies + Karin is Amazing!

  1. Karin says:

    Awww Karla, you’re WAY too adorable! You make me blush!
    Too bad that the blondies didn’t turn out that great.. I loved my brownies but maybe it’s because of all that chocolate ;).
    Love you!!!!

  2. Ameena says:

    What a great recipe…these look super delicious! I might try them…

    I live in Los Angeles! Nice to meet another Californian, even if you are currently displaced. 🙂

  3. Kara (@ Kara's Marathon) says:

    LOST was SO good last night, but I’m with you on the length! We watched the recap special beforehand, so that was almost 3 hours of my night gone, and I have a packed to-do list!

    I’ve seen these chickpea blondies around the blogosphere, but I’m pretty hesitant to try them, to be honest…I think I’d rather go with the real thing! 🙂

  4. Danielle says:

    I’ve tried chickpea blondies once and threw them out 😕 I’ve made black bean brownies before and those turned out great!

  5. Erin says:

    These look SO good! You’re making some rocking recipes lately lady 🙂

    And I got into UMaryland full time, so I would start in the fall. I’m so excited!! It’s a masters in higher education program. I canNOT believe I’m going to be a student again after 5 years of working. Gah!! You’ll have to give me some tips 🙂

  6. louisianagrown says:

    Lined dried, crunchy clothes always make me think of my grandmaw. Even though she had a dryer at the time, she always hung certain things and I can remember helping her and running through the sheets as a little girl. Thanks for bringing back a great memory. 🙂

  7. Jessica@Healthy Exposures says:

    that bowl is beautiful! I need to expand my cute bowl and mug collection desperately 😛
    Second time I’ve read about chickpea blondies this week…may just need to give it a try. Sounds unusual, and we know how into that I am, haha.
    and c’mon…who needs a laundry machine? lol. Hope you’re able to get it worked out soon!

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