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healthy gingerbread chickpea blondies

Healthy gingerbread blondies

It can be so hard to find healthy snacks at Christmas time. These healthy gingerbread blondies tick all the boxes. Made with chickpeas and nut or seed butter they’re packed full of protein making a delicious and nutritious snack.
Course Snack
Cuisine International
Keyword healthy gingerbread
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 9
Author Mandy Mazliah

Ingredients

  • 75 g oats
  • 400 g tinned chickpeas drained and rinsed
  • 170 g jar of sunflower seed butter or nut butter see note above about sunflower seed butter
  • 75 g maple syrup
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 pieces of stem ginger chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp syrup from the jar of stem ginger optional

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6.
  2. Grease a 20cm square baking tin and line with non-stick baking paper.
  3. Place 75g oats in your food processor and grind until you have a rough, flour-like consistency.

  4. Add 400g tinned chickpeas, 170g sunflower seed butter (see note above), 75g maple syrup, 2 tsp ground ginger, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda, 2 pieces of chopped stem ginger and 1 tbsp syrup from the ginger jar (optional). Pulse until well combined.

  5. Scrape out into the baking tin and smooth the top.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in the tin and then cut into squares.