Healthy Chickpea Blondies Recipe

I absolutely love this recipe (and so does my daughter)!

I often find in my client work that when people are focusing on weight loss (or healthy eating in general), they try to eliminate all pleasure-based eating from their lives. But this can really backfire – eating is naturally pleasurable, and it’s a great idea to pump up your meal planning with foods that you enjoy as part of your healthy lifestyle.

As someone with a sweet tooth, it’s so important for me to include sweet treats as part of my regular eating – yes, even when I’m thinking about fat loss. I don’t “healthify” every dessert, but when I do, it’s because I want to pack them with more nutrition and make them a staple, by loading them up with protein and fiber.

And the good news is that recipes like this are incredibly easy to make, especially if you keep a well-stocked pantry.

Here’s how to make these gooey, nutty, irresistible, high-protein, high-fiber blondies for breakfast…

Healthy Chickpea Blondies Recipe


  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup nonfat milk
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 4 scoops vanilla or peanut butter protein powder (I use Designer Whey French Vanilla)
  • 3/4 cup granulated Truvia
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (for topping)
  • 1/4 cup peanuts (for topping)
  • Dash of sea salt (for topping)


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F / 175 C
  • In blender, combine the chickpeas, eggs, yogurt, milk, peanut butter, and vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients (except for the toppings)
  • Stir the (blended) liquid and dry ingredients together
  • Pour into a baking dish lined with parchment paper and sprayed
  • Mix in half the toppings, then decorate the top with the remaining toppings
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes
  • Allow to cool in pan, then slice into 6 servings (for breakfast portions) or 12 servings (for snack portions)
  • Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator

Special note: I think you could also make these as muffins and they would be fabulous – e-mail me if you try it this way! 

Nutrition Facts

(6 servings)

  • 436 calories
  • 30 grams protein
  • 30 grams carbohydrates
  • 25 grams fat
  • 9 grams fiber
  • 11 grams sugar

If you like recipes like this, be sure to download my free 28-Day Meal Prep Guide, which focuses on 5-ingredient, easy recipes that are a perfect fit for a healthy lifestyle. As a personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist, I focus on high-protein, high-fiber, and filling meals that are delicious and practical.

Bon appetit!

Rachel Trotta

I am a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist, Physique and Bodybuilding Specialist, and Women's Fitness Specialist. I live in New Jersey in the NYC metro area, and I coach clients online all over the world. As a trainer and health writer, my mission is to make healthy living sustainable for the average person. I’m also a wife, mom, nature lover, runner, avid cook, weightlifting aficionado, history nerd, travel addict, and obsessive podcast listener. Get in touch!

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