Brownies – with chickpeas (albeit no one will ever know…)

I made brownies the other day – I am also starting to realise that most of my receipes are snacks or treats.  But I do think eating well is much easier i.e. fish or meat with vegetables and sallad is always tasty and easy.  Not sure if people agree?

Anyway these brownies are great as they are really ‘fudgy’ and gooey and contain no gluten, no dairy or refined sugar.

Chocolate Brownies – oven at 175 degrees C 

  • 2 tins of chickpeas – rinsed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 dl coconut sugar
  • 6 tbsp of cacao
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1 tsp of baking powder
  • 150 grams of dark chocolate (70%+)
  • large pinch of vanilla
  • large pinch of salt

Melt the chocolate and the coconut oil and whilst this is melting blitz all the above ingredients. You don’t want there to be lumps of chickpea!  Add the melted chocolate and oil mixture and place in an oven proof dish – I used one about 20×25 cm.

For the topping:

  • 50 grams dark chocolate (70%) chopped
  • maldon sea salt – or as I did in this case used Saltverk Licorice Salt – I would add around 1 tsp.

Bake in the oven for about 15 min – keep an eye on it you want it to be gooey!

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6 thoughts on “Brownies – with chickpeas (albeit no one will ever know…)

  1. Stuart

    Doesn’t dark chocolate contain sugar?

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    • It does but very little and is somehow always allowed when looking at others … And what would life be like without chocolate!

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      • Stuart

        It would be rubbish

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  2. Maggie Nilsson

    Hi, size of chickpea tins?? Should they be boiled first?
    Coconut sugar?? Never heard of, have you ever seen it in Sweden?
    Kind regards
    Maggie

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    • Hi Maggie, just a normal tin and straight in – just drain it. All the supermarkets (large ones) tend to sell coconut sugar in Sweden. Either Kung Markatta or Voltaire. Good luck or shout again🙂 Johanna

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