Vegan Chickpea Brownies

Vegan Chickpea Brownies

Chickpea Brownies are a healthy alternative to regular brownies and are fudgy, made with simple natural ingredients, and are easy to make. They are made gluten free, dairy free and vegan and no one will believe you when you tell them they are made from chickpeas!

Vegan Chickpea Brownies

Malgorzata Nadratowska
No one ever believes the secret ingredient in these vegan chickpea brownies! Tastes so good!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Dessert


  • 1 1/4 cup chickpea flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup aquafaba (water from canned chickpeas)
  • 200 g dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup almond flakes
  • 1 pinch cinnamon you can add vanilla or gingerbread spice
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar/ xylitol
  • 3-5 cubes chocolate
  • 1 pack blueberry you can use raspberries or other fruits


  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees, melt the chocolate in a pot on low heat with coconut oil.
  • Pour aquafaba into the mixer, add sugar (as little as possible). If you whip aquafabe, add melted chocolate and mix.
  • In a second bowl, mix together: flour, salt, baking powder, pour the chocolate mass slowly, mix the whole with a spatula.
  • Line a baking tray with parchment, pour in the cake, sprinkle with chocolate cubes, blueberries and almonds and bake 20-25 minutes, enjoy!


Aquafaba is the liquid leftover from cooked chickpeas. You can obtain it two ways:
1) Drain a can of chickpeas and reserve the liquid. 
2) Cook your own chickpeas and reserve the leftover cooking liquid. The second method is less reliable, in my opinion, because the aquafaba can be too thin and you may need to cook it down, making it more time consuming.
Beginners should rely on aquafaba from canned chickpeas for ease!
You can use a lot less sugar or not at all, the foam will be very light, but the dough will come out anyway.
Veriosn for adults: just add 1 shot of coffee to melted chocolate.
Most flours will work in the recipe, including almond flour for a grain-free option. Readers also had success with coconut flour – use 2 tbsp instead of 1/3 cup, because coconut flour is so absorbent.
Keyword Brownies, Chickpea, Chocolate, Healthy, Vegan

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