Chic Chickpeas

July 16, 2014

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: 1 14-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed and drained 2 eggs (or 2 chia eggs, see more: 1 tsp vanilla 1/3 cacao or cocoa powder 2/3 cup coconut sugar, sugar, or honey 2 tbsp coconut milk (or substitute soymilk/almond milk) 2 tsp baking powder ½ cup chocolate chips

Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease 9″ x 9″ 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

Note: The brocha for these brownies is She’Hakol as they don’t contain any flour.