Protein-rich chickpea brownies

26 January 2024|Protein snacks

A simple way to make brownies healthier is by adding nutritious ingredients. These brownies contain chickpeas! 

This not only makes the brownies wonderfully moist but also high in protein. Additionally, this snack is entirely plant-based and much healthier than the ready-made version from the bakery or supermarket.

Enjoy a piece of brownie as a snack or serve it as dessert with a delicious scoop of homemade ice cream on the side.

Ingredients (makes 8 pieces)

  • 50 grams of dark chocolate
  • 1 banana (150 grams)
  • 200 grams of drained and rinsed chickpeas
  • 2 tablespoons of peanut butter
  • 1.5 scoops of Orangefit Vanilla Protein
  • 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
  • 100 ml of oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon of agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon of flaxseed (mixed with 3 tablespoons of water)
  • 25 grams of oat flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • A pinch of salt


1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit)

2. Add 3 tablespoons of water to the flaxseed and let it sit for at least 5 minutes.

3. Heat the milk in a saucepan (it doesn't need to boil) and add the chocolate in pieces. Stir until the chocolate has melted, then set it aside.

4. Add the chickpeas, peanut butter, cocoa, cinnamon, baking powder, agave syrup, mashed banana, the chocolate milk, and the flaxseed mixture to a food processor and blend for about a minute. Occasionally scrape down the sides if it's not blending smoothly.

5. Then, add the protein powder and oat flour. Mix until all the ingredients are well combined.

6. Line a brownie baking pan with parchment paper and pour the batter into it. Use a spatula to smooth the top. Optionally, sprinkle some pieces of dark chocolate on top.

7. Place the baking pan in the oven for 55 to 60 minutes. Allow it to cool before serving.

Nutritional value

  • Energy - Kcal: 152
  • Fats: 6.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 11.7g
  • Fiber: 3.1g
  • Proteins: 8.6g