My bean experiment continues! If you’re new here, I’ve been following the bean protocol since May to help get rid of acne. And guess what? It works like a charm! By simply eating beans and removing caffeine, I’ve been able to get my skin under control for the first time in my life without prescription medication. Pretty rad. That being said, no, beans are NOT paleo. I did not eat them for 10 years and it felt really weird to add them back into my diet, like I was doing something wrong. But it was the exact amount of fiber that was lacking in my diet and it has helped me become a much healthier person ever since. And since it’s helped me, I’m spreading that knowledge and experience to others through my blog posts and through my recipe posts. If these bean recipes don’t work for you, not to worry, I have thousands of other paleo recipes to choose from and will have many more to come! I’ll have a huge mixture of recipes moving forward that help me thrive and hopefully help you do the same! We cool? Cool.
Now let’s talk about these blondies for a second. They are absolutely lovely. I made them one day when I had a can of garbanzo beans sitting around. Chickpeas don’t work very well for me so I rarely eat them, so I thought why not make them into a dessert for my high friends? My favorite smoothie shop, Whole Sol, makes a chickpea cookie dough to put on top of their smoothie bowls and it’s delicious, so I decided to play around with my own chickpea treats. I also had a bag of chickpea flour that a friend brought over so I added it all together and BOOM, here you got yourself a lovely batch of blondies and they are filled with fiber! Get that fiber, girl!
Now before I let you go so you can dig into these blondies and live your best life, let me get a little woowoo on you for a second. If you’ve been following along closely lately, I’ve been talking all about being curious this year. And this curiosity is starting with spirituality. Not religion, but more so how I’m connected to the world around me. And on this curiosity spirituality quest, I recently had a marconic reading, which is an energy and spirit reading. And as the story goes, the spirits told this reader that I need to let go more, I need to have more fun. So tonight I’m kicking that off by going to a hip hop dance class. I’m a pretty strict person, meaning I stick with my schedule and I don’t do many things outside my comfort zone. And going to a dance class is not TOO outside my comfort zone, but it is a little bit. So I’m doing it and I’m working on myself to become a little more fun to be around. Sure, I would rather stay inside and simply bake my life away, but a little dance class here and there can’t hurt, right? Right. Now I’m off! Go enjoy a big ole batch of sweet, sweet fiber!
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 35 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 16 squares 1x
- 14 ounce can of unsalted garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup coconut sugar
- 1/2 cup cashew butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons melted ghee, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, etc
- 2 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup garbanzo bean flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- pinch of salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8×8 baking dish.
- In a food processor, add garbanzo beans and blend until it begins to become smooth. Add coconut sugar, cashew butter, egg, ghee, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Pulse and blend until the mixture becomes smooth. Add in flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, and salt. Blend once more to completely combined. Add to a bowl and fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture into the greased baking dish and place in the oven to bake for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for 10-15 minutes before slicing into 16 squares.
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