Chic Chickpeas: Scrumptious Brownies

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Chickpea Field
16 Jul 2014
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A chickpea field in Northern Israel
A chickpea field in Northern Israel

Chickpeas, garbanzo beans, hummus-call ‘em by any name it’s the same bean. It’s a legume that provides you with essential nutrients like iron, folate, phosphorus, protein, and dietary fiber. They’re a great protein replacement for meat or dairy, can be tossed on a salad, and, believe it or not, when ground they can replace flour in baking recipes for nutrient rich desserts.

Kosher status: Raw chickpeas and garbanzo beans are Kosher, as long as there are no additives. Buying canned? Make sure the package has a kosher symbol.

Scrumptious Brownies

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease 9×9-inch pan or line with parchment paper.
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  3. Pour brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for about 30 min, or until brownies test clean when inserting a fork.
  4. Allow brownies to cool at least 20 minutes before cutting and serving.

Recipe adapted from http://www.theroastedroot.net/dark-chocolate-chickpea-brownies/

Note: The bracha for these brownies is Shehakol as they don’t contain any flour.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.