Vegan Chickpea Brownies (gluten-free, oil-free)

Hi friends!


These vegan chickpea brownies are seriously so freaking yummy. If you miss indulging in a rich chocolatey brownie but don’t want eat unhealthily, this recipe will solve your problem.

I have been wanting to share a healthy brownie recipe with you all for a while and I have been experimenting in the kitchen. There have been some failures but I finally got it right!

Trust me when I say you would never know that there were chickpeas in these brownies.

This recipe is: 





✔️100% yummy

these are made in 1-bowl and they are so insanely easy to make – let’s get baking!

All you have to do is blend all of the ingredients in a food processor until smooth, mix in the chocolate chips, then pour into a non-stick baking pan. Using a non-stick baking pan is great for oil-free baking! I

If you don’t have an oil-free pan just use parchment paper or a little coconut oil to grease it.

Vegan Chickpea Brownies

Super Easy

These bake for about 25 minutes at 350 degrees F. Let them cool for 20-30 minutes to allow them to set and finish baking before digging in – I know it’s hard to wait but I promise it’s worth it! Enjoy with vegan vanilla ice cream or a glass of almond milk.

How yummy would a sundae be with these brownies?! UGH, YES PLEASE!

Perfect for a snack, for a healthy dessert, birthday party activity, a potluck, to share amongst friends, or to bring to a brunch! Delish!

Vegan Chickpea Brownies

Cut into as many pieces as you’d like and serve! I can’t get over how incredible these are – every time I make them I am shocked at how delicious they are. Who knew chickpeas could turn into something so INCREDIBLE?! I like to sprinkle extra chocolate chips on top for even more chocolatey goodness!

These vegan chickpea brownies are really for all of the chocolate lovers out there.

Vegan Chickpea Brownies

These vegan chickpea brownies are rich, fudgy, just the right amount of chocolate chips…ugh I am DROOLING! A fun game to play is to serve these to your guests and after they try them (and love them), have them try to guess the secret ingredient. These brownies are adapted from a few other recipes – I make mine oil-free!

If your kids are picky eaters and refuse to eat legumes, this a great way to sneak in some chickpeas!

Vegan Chickpea Brownies

As a health coach, I think it is unrealistic to never eat dessert again. It is nice to have a treat once in a while! For example, instead of eating sugary, processed baked goods with white flour, oil, eggs, etc., try baking a healthier treat! It’s a win-win!

You get to have dessert without the guilt or without having to worry that it will sabotage your health journey or weight loss goals. Just remember – don’t eat the whole pan at once hehe.

I love a simple, easy-to-make, hassle-free baking project. For this recipe, all you are doing is adding all of your ingredients into a food processor, blending and adding to a pan. Could it get any easier?!

Fun fact: I used organic applesauce instead of oil, this makes the brownies lower in fat and lower in calories – YAY!

These vegan chickpea brownies are:










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Vegan Chickpea Brownies

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Vegan Chickpea Brownies (gluten-free, oil-free)

These vegan chickpea brownies are rich, fudgey, decadent and so yummy! They are gluten-free and oil-free as well. Perfect for kids, bringing to a pot luck, or just sharing with the family. 
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 30 minutes

the ingredients


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. 
  • Add all of the ingredients except the chocolate chips into a food processor. Blend until completely smooth!
  • Fold in chocolate chips then pour into a baking dish. An 8x8 pan will work for this. 
  • Bake for 20-23 minutes. When they are done, let them cool for about 20 minutes before cutting into them. 
  • Serve and enjoy! 

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I hope you enjoy these as much as I did!

In good health,


Danielle Brown

Hi! I’m Danielle Brown, the face behind HealthyGirl Kitchen! I share easy, approachable plant-based recipes that are not only healthy but taste amazing. Follow me on Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook for free vegan meal ideas, recipes and healthygirl tips.

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  1. Mandy says:

    Any other gluten free flour options to replace the almond flour due to a nut allergy?

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      You can use oat flour instead!

  2. n says:

    i cant , have maple syrup and i dont have a sweet tooth what should i substiute it with? banana ? more apple? dates? thanks

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      You can use date syrup, honey, or agave

      1. Malini says:

        Hello, same quantity of date syrup as maple syrup?

      2. Danielle Keith says:


  3. Karen says:

    Thanks for sharing your recipe. I made them today. They are delicious!5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      OMG yay! So glad you liked them.

  4. Andrew says:

    The batter turned out so thick my vitamix could barely spin. Is this normal?4 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      I recommend to make it in a food processor. Hopefully it still worked out for you!

      1. Andrew says:

        It did work out and they were delicious. But I’ll try food processor next time. Thanks

  5. Susan Goldman says:

    Best vegan brownies. Hands down5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Thank you Susan, that is so sweet!

  6. Jackie says:

    Ok I don’t know if my necessary changes will work. I’m new to baking so chemistry of foods elude me.
    Peanut butter homemade not almond butter
    Tigernut flour instead of almond flour
    Organic Cocoa powder instead of Cacao powder
    Apple sauce had gone bad, no substitute.
    Batter was more like mashed potatoes than a batter and so far 25 minutes still has them mashed potatoes in the middle. Turned the heat down to 300 and just going to keep checking them.
    But I found the right Chocolate chips! Lol

  7. Danetta says:

    These are amazing! My whole family loved them. I even like them better than traditional brownies. They are just the right texture–not too hard and dry, and not too gooey and undercooked!5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      So glad you loved them!! They are the best!!

  8. Eli says:

    I am allergic to nuts. Can I substitute with sunflower seeds butter and coconut, oat or rice flour?
    Thank you

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      People have told me that had success with coconut flour, and you can definitely substitute sun butter!

  9. LIZA Smith says:

    Made these tonight. I personally don’t like brownies because they are to sweet and rich. These were perfect.

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      So glad to hear!

  10. Shari says:

    These are amazing! Thank you!!!5 stars

  11. Rania says:

    Sounds great! Can’t wait to try it. What can I use instead of the apple sauce please? Thanks

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      You can use pumpkin puree!

  12. Wendy says:

    Made for the second time🤗
    Love them ❤️ Thank you so much for the receipt.5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      I am so glad!

  13. Michelle says:

    Can I Omit almond butter?5 stars

    1. Danielle Keith says:

      Unfortunately, the brownies need a nut butter in them – it is an integral part of the brownies.

  14. Francesca says:

    This were so delicious!!! You absolutely cannot tell they are made with chickpeas!
    Love your recipes5 stars

  15. Curly says:

    I am a huge brownie fan and have tried so many recipes. These are absolutely DELICIOUS!! My 10 year old daughter loved them too. They are so moist and fudgy. This is my new go to brownie recipe and best of all they are vegan and gluten free – YAY!!5 stars

  16. Tamarah says:

    Please consider adding nutritional information. I won’t be attempting without it. Not sure it would be worth my time. 🙂

  17. Nicole says:

    I made these yesterday and am so impressed with how good they are. Do they need to be refrigerated? I can not wait to try more of your recipes.5 stars

    1. Danielle Brown says:

      I am so glad! Nope they do not. Just keep them in a container on the counter.

  18. Rosemary says:

    These are delicious! Subbed oat flour and they came out great. Thanks for such a great healthy dessert recipe.5 stars

  19. Jo says:

    Heavenly indeed! So many of my friends tried them and they cannot believe it when I tell them the secret ingredient. Can I freeze them? How long can I keep them at room temp and fridge temp? Many thanks!5 stars

  20. Shannon says:

    So yummy and decadent!5 stars