Mexican chocolate chickpea brownie

November 10, 2013
1 Ratings
  • Serves 20
Author Notes

As a pastry chef I am always interested in trying new recipes as most of my clients and customers love vegan, raw and gluten-free treats. And this is the BEST BROWNIE I ever made. And its vegan. And gluten free. And soy free. Oh, and its made out of CHICKPEAS!!! Crazy, I know! You need to try this!
Lisa Muller

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips or 7 oz broken into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 shot espresso or 1 Tbsp instant (grain) coffee dissolved with 5 Tbsp hot water
  • 2 cups cooked and drained chickpeas
  • 250 milliliters almond milk (or any other dairy-/soy free milk
  • 5 tablespoons raw cacao or regular cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups freshly ground almonds/almond meal
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 cup honey or maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons arrowroot powder or tapioca/potato starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle, cayenne or chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C Line a square baking tin with parchment paper
  2. In a bowl over a pot of simmering water melt the chocolate with the coconut oil Turn off heat and stir in the coffee until emulsified.
  3. In a food processor combine the rest of the ingredients and mix until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and mix again.
  4. Pour into tin and bake for 25 – 30 min (do not overbake!, it should be still a little wet inside when you check with your knife or metal skewer)
  5. Let cool, cut into squares and decorate with sliced almonds.

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6 Reviews

Franca March 27, 2017
What size pan did you use?
Christina S. May 8, 2018
I used an 8"x8" pan and they didn't cook well... they were too soft. I had to use a more rectangular, larger pan and cook them again!
diana F. September 14, 2015
The recipe looks great. do you reccomend using sweetened or unsweetened almond milk?
Mrs.Dhillon November 20, 2014
Do u add the almonds in the food processor with the rest of the ingredients and buy/use sliced almonds for on top
Meima August 17, 2014
250 milliliters = 1 cup
oven temperature is 350 degrees.
WCmom August 16, 2014
This sounds great but I do not know how much 250 milliliters is. Can you please let me know? Thanks,Tricia