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Flourless Cardamom Chickpea Blondies

I cannot tell you how excited I am to tell you about these cardamom chickpea blondies. Seriously, this may be my new favorite dessert recipe. They are totally gluten free and so easy to make, not to mention addictive- holy wow! I mean, decadent and delicious cardamom flavors, brown sugar blondies, and a drizzle of white chocolate to top it off. Bake them now please!

close up of blondies with drizzle and cardamom

Gluten Free Chickpea Desserts

A chickpea, also known as a garbanzo bean, is so great for making so many things especially in the gluten free world. We love it’s most famous food result, hummus! So good, right? Well this dessert proved to me that chickpeas were actually incredibly versatile. These blondies made us completely forget about using regular flour to make dessert.

This recipe uses canned chickpeas. Chickpeas are unlike canned vegetables in that, they don’t lose their nutritional value by being canned. They are perfect for making this recipe nice and easy while adding all that good protein.

45 angle of blondies with white chocolate drizzle

Making Cardamom Chickpea Blondies

Start with one can of chickpeas, drained. In a blender, or a bullet (what I used), blend your can of chickpeas with your olive oil. This will get a really nice smooth texture to work with. I tried to do this the first time by just using an electric hand mixer and the blondies came out with delicious flavor still but terrible texture. The chickpeas were still in chunks so it is definitely better to blend it up with the oil, trust me.

drizzling white chocolate over cardamom chickpea blondies

Once you have that creamy smooth blend of chickpeas, you can mix in all your other ingredients making that delicious blondie batter. Super easy and simple. When you’re ready, bake at 350 for 20 minutes or so until the edges are golden. Let these beauties cool for a while before trying to cut into or drizzling your white chocolate.

After they’ve cooled down, douse them in as much melted white chocolate as you want and eat them up! The cardamom flavor with that white chocolate is heaven in your mouth. Enjoy ūüôā

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hand reaching for a big piece of blondie

If you love this recipe and want more easy gluten free brownies, try out our 3 ingredient fudge brownies! They will make you drool.

Flourless Cardamom Chickpea Blondies

Flourless Cardamom Chickpea Blondies

Yield: 1 pan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

These gluten free, flourless, nut free blondies are made with chickpeas and cardamom for an amazing drool worthy dessert! They are full of protein and all the best dessert traits- like white chocolate drizzle!! YUM, yes please ūüôā


  • 1 can Chickpeas , drained
  • 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Cardamom
  • 1 cup White Chocolate Morsels, for drizzling


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. In a blender or bullet blender, blend the drained chickpeas and the olive oil together until smooth and creamy.
  3. Transfer the chickpea and oil mixture to a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients (except the white chocolate morsels), mixing thoroughly.
  4. Bake in a greased brownie pan at 350 for 20-25 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean and edges are golden brown.
  5. Let your chickpea blondies cool for at least 30 minutes before drizzling with your white chocolate.
  6. When you are ready to drizzle white chocolate, melt the white chocolate morsels in the microwave until completely melted. Then drizzle over the top. Enjoy!
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