I've found a few recipes without eggs, but they often have white sugar in them. And white sugar is another thing I avoid- also for health reasons, and also because lately I've discovered that it makes me nauseous. So it's not worth it to even think about cheating.
But then I found this recipe for chickpea blondies which I adapted a drop to suit my tastes, and was very excited about it. It tasted awesome! It was best fresh, but even a day or two later, it was still delicious! My kids devoured it, not knowing how healthy they really were, how much protein was in it, and that it was refined sugar free.
If you're gluten free but don't want to spend lots of money on gluten free flours for dessert, this is a good option, especially if you cook your own chickpeas instead of using canned stuff. It's also great if you're hosting a gluten free family and don't want to need to stock up on gluten free staples.
The original recipe called for chocolate chips, but I don't eat them because I haven't found sugar free ones, so I ended up dividing the batch into two, and mixing chocolate chips into only one of them, which my kids ate. (Sorry, pic is without the choc chips.)
This makes two 8x8 pans of blondies.
Flourless Chickpea Blondies Recipe- Egg Free, Refined Sugar FreeIngredients:
4 cups cooked and rinsed chickpeas
1 cup peanut butter (or almond butter, or sunflower seed butter)
2/3 cup honey or maple syrup (or 1 cup of some sort of granulated sugar, whichever kind you prefer)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup chocolate chips (optional)
(1/4 cup water if using sugar)
1. Stick everything other than the chocolate chips in a food processor. Blend until smooth.
2. Add the chocolate chips if using, and mix well.
3. Spread thinly into two 8x8 pans, and bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes, or until completely solid.
4. Let cool, then cut up into squares.
Have you ever made any chickpea or other bean based desserts? Did you like them? Does this look like a recipe you'd try/enjoy?