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stack of healthy vegan chickpea brownies

Chickpea Brownies

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  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


The easiest healthy flourless vegan chickpea brownies made from only 5 main pantry staple ingredients! Naturally gluten free and nut free, these fudgy flourless brownies are pure decadence!


  • 1 15 ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drain
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, softened
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a 6×9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a large food processor, pulse the chickpeas together the with coconut oil until they’re smooth, almost like hummus.
  3. Add in the remaining ingredients and pulse until smooth and creamy.
  4. Pour the brownie batter into the baking dish and smooth the batter until it touches the edges.
  5. Place the baking dish into the oven and bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the toothpick comes out clean. The top will be completely set and the middle won’t jiggle when it’s moved.
  6. Remove from the oven and let set for 15 minutes- this is important as they are very fudgy and need to set completely. 
  7. Slice and serve. Store at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 5 days or in the fridge for up to 10 or the freezer for up to 2 months.


If you don’t have applesauce, you can swap in 3 tablespoons of ground flaxseed mixed with 1/2 cup water. Let the mixture sit for 5-7 minutes to coagulate. 


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 13.9 g
  • Sodium: 54.8 mg
  • Fat: 5.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.1 g
  • Fiber: 2.5 g
  • Protein: 2.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg