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Chickpea Flour Brownies [Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Nut-Free and with Vegan Option]

These addictive dairy-free and refined sugar-free fudgy Chickpea Flour Brownies are super chocolaty and can easily be made vegan.

Chickpea Flour Brownies
Since the weather cooled down a bit this weekend, I was able to bake LOTS of yummy treats…including these super fudgy Chickpea Flour Brownies.

Chickpea Flour Brownies
Now, I have to tell you, I am seriously developing a thing for chickpea flour. It is such an amazing alternative flour, not only for baking, but for cooking too. Iโ€™ve used it in a bunch of dishes so far. In fact, I used it to replace the wheat flour in my dadโ€™s homemade manicotti recipe (hoping to feature that soon on my sister blog, Watch Learn Eat).

Chickpea Flour Brownies
Of course, I also love using it in cookies like I did in my Chickpea Flour Chocolate Chip Cookies. Hint. Hint. There will be some more chickpea flour recipes coming in the near future so be on the lookout. ๐Ÿ˜‰


But letโ€™s get back to these brownies. So, I have to let you in a little secret. What? You thought my chickpea flour romance was the secret? No way! My husband already knows about my chickpea fascination so the flour was a natural progression.

Chickpea Flour Brownies
The secret is that these brownies contain a very healthy hidden ingredient…pumpkin. Yes, pumpkin. Itโ€™s not just for pie…or Thanksgiving. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks to the local grocer and the invention of canning, pumpkin can be enjoyed any time of year…even in the summer.

Not only does it add a slew of nutrients, such as fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, iron, protein and more to these brownies, but it also helps to keep them moist.

Three cheers for pumpkin! Yay!

And if thatโ€™s not enough, these Chickpea Flour Brownies require one bowl, no not two, just one bowl to make them.

So letโ€™s recap. These brownies are:

  • made with GLUTEN-FREE and GRAIN-FREE chickpea flour
  • super moist, CHOCOLATY and FUDGY
  • can be made in one bowl
  • and just happen to be nutritious.

These Chickpea Flour Brownies are also DAIRY-FREE, REFINED SUGAR-FREE and NUT-FREE. And, there’s also a VEGAN option!

Okay people, so what are you waiting for? An invitation?

Well, here you go:

Who – You, faithful reader of Sweet Enough

What – are hereby cordially invited to make these Chickpea Flour Brownies

When – anytime you deem proper

Where – in your kitchen ๐Ÿ™‚

RSVP – NOW because hereโ€™s the recipe…

Chickpea Flour Brownies [Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Nut-Free and with Vegan Option]

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By Sherri Hall Serves: 9
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 20 minutes

These addictive dairy-free and refined sugar-free fudgy Chickpea Flour Brownies are super chocolaty and can easily be made vegan.

Ingredients

  • ยผ cup melted coconut oil, cooled a little so itโ€™s not too hot
  • ยฝ cup pumpkin puree
  • ยพ cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs (for the vegan option, use 2 flax eggs: 2 tablespoons ground flaxseed mixed with 6 tablespoons water and set aside for 10-15 minutes)
  • ยฝ cup chickpea flour (aka garbanzo bean flour)
  • ยผ teaspoon baking soda
  • ยผ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ยพ cup natural unsweetened cocoa powder (not processed with alkali)
  • ยฝ cup refined sugar-free, dairy-free chocolate chips (such as Lilyโ€™s, Davis Chocolate or Enjoy Life)

Instructions

1

Preheat oven to 350ยฐF.

2

Whisk together coconut oil, pumpkin puree, coconut sugar, vanilla extract and eggs (or flax eggs) in a large mixing bowl.

3

Whisk in chickpea flour, baking soda and salt.

4

Stir in cocoa powder.

5

Fold in chocolate chips.

6

Spread batter evenly in parchment-lined 8x8-inch baking dish.

7

Bake for 20-25 minutes (mine took 22 minutes).

8

Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

9

Makes 9 brownies.

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Chickpea Flour Brownies

So, tell me….

Do you love brownies?
Did you make these brownies?
If so, please leave a comment below ๐Ÿ™‚ And, tag me on Instagram @sweet_enough_blog and use #sweetenoughblog. I’d ♥ to hear from you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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14 Comments

  • Reply
    Stacy Estelle
    July 9, 2018 at 11:37 am

    so delicious! it is hard to believe they are good for you!!!!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      July 9, 2018 at 2:53 pm

      I know ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks so much Stacy!

  • Reply
    Marsha | Marsha's Baking Addiction
    July 9, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    These brownies look incredibly fudgy and decadent!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      July 9, 2018 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you so much Marsha! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Lisa Huff
    July 9, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Can’t beat homemade fudgy brownies! Perfect!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      July 9, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      So good! Thanks Lisa! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Jessica Nitti
    July 9, 2018 at 3:20 pm

    OOOMMGGGGG…… these are the best!!!!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      July 9, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      LOL Thanks Jessica! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Marlynn | Urban Bliss Life
    July 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    These look and sound like miracle brownies! I’m dairy-free and we have been trying to go refined-sugar free when we can. These would be a yummy and healthy treat to make for our family movie nights!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      July 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Marlynn! I hope you get a chance to try them! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply
    Lisa | Garlic & Zest
    July 9, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    I actually have chickpea flour in my pantry and was wondering what to make with it. You’ve given me a whole slew of options and these brownies are at the top of my list! Thanks!

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      July 9, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      Thanks Lisa! I hope you enjoy them and using chickpea flour! It’s an awesome ingredient!

  • Reply
    Dana
    July 9, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    These look oh-so-chewy and gooey! I’ve made brownies with black beans before and they were awesome, so I totally trust these are no different. We can almost call them healthy, right? ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Reply
      Sherri Hall
      July 9, 2018 at 9:08 pm

      Thanks Dana! Yes, of course we can! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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