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Eggplant, Chickpea, and Chard Shakshuka

Quick and easy Shakshuka with eggplant, chickpeas, and chard – a well-balanced breakfast or dinner that requires right around 40 minutes to prepare.

Is there anything a runny yolk can’t solve?

In all seriousness, yolks are best when gooey, and if you feel the same, this easy vegetable-packed Shakshuka recipe is yours for the taking.

This fabulous meal of poached eggs in spiced tomato sauce is warm, rich, and satisfying, while staying nice and healthful.

You don’t need to be an expert at poaching eggs or have any background in African or Middle Eastern cuisine to become a Shakshuka aficionado!

When all is said and done, you’re basically making a one-pot meal in a skillet. It’s very similar to making soup or stew!

Let’s dive in!

What is Shakshuka?:

Shakshuka is a classic North African and Middle Eastern meal of eggs stewed in a generously-spiced sauce made from tomatoes, red peppers, and often harissa paste (which is a combination of roasted red peppers, garlic, caraway and coriander seeds, cumin, and herbs).

It is eaten any time of the day – breakfast, lunch, or dinner!

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Flourless Chickpea Banana Bread (Gluten-Free)

Flourless chickpea banana bread made with – you guessed it – chickpeas instead of flour! Simply blend the ingredients in a blender for a fluffy, dense, flavorful and delicious banana bread that is grain-free, refined sugar-free, dairy-free and healthy!

You knew this was coming, didn’t ya?

It was only a matter of time…

If you’ve been around The Roasted Root a while, you know I have a tendency to make sweet treats using chickpeas or black beans. 

On this week’s edition of bean-infused deliciousness, we’re baking banana bread! No need for flour of any kind! All you need is a can of garbanzo beans (chickpeas), and you have a solid foundation for bean bliss.

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Garbanzo Bean Banana Bread - flourless banana bread made with chickpeas - refined sugar-free, dairy-free

Highlight Reel:

  • Gluten-free, grain-free, flourless
  • Dairy-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Lower in fat and sugar than regular banana bread
  • Fun and easy to prepare with minimal cleanup

Chickpea Banana Bread - flourless gluten-free banana bread recipe made with garbanzo beans


Let’s discuss the details behind this bread.

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6-Ingredient Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Chickpea Cookies made with basic pantry ingredients. Grain-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and ultra peanut buttery!

On a food blog where chocolate mousse, fudgesicles, and key lime pie, and are made with avocados, and brownies, bars, and banana bread are made with beans, why not add another wonky creation to the mix?

Naturally, bean cookies belong here.

These chickpea cookies are loaded with peanut butter and chocolate flavor, are soft and chewy, perfectly sweet, naturally vegan, and are a health-conscious dessert.


No eggs, butter, or flour? No problem! These cookies require basic pantry essentials.

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Vegan Garbanzo Bean Blondies

Vegan garbanzo bean blondies that are grain-free, refined sugar-free, and egg-free. These melt-in-your-mouth blondies are not only delicious, but serve as a healthier dessert!

If you’ve been around this site a while, you know I’m no stranger to making dessert out of beans. My Black Bean Brownies, Dark Chocolate Chickpea Brownies, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies have created quite the ruckus round these parts.

WELL, it’s the return of the bean blondie, and this time, we’re whipping up a chocolate chip cookie bar situation using garbanzo beans (chickpeas), cashew butter, pure maple syrup and vegan chocolate chips to create the ultimate gooey melt-in-your-mouth fest.

I made two batches of these bars – one for my visiting nieces and nephews and one for my household. They were given all the thumbs up by everyone who tried them!

Grain-Free Garbanzo Bean Brownies made with cashew butter and pure maple syrup. A healthy gluten-free dessert recipe |

Recipe Features:

These garbanzo bean blondies are…

  • Super chewy and gooey.
  • Egg-free
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Grain-free
  • Refined sugar-free
  • Quick and easy to prepare

All you do to prepare this straight-forward recipe is blend everything (except the chocolate chunks) in a blender…it couldn’t be easier!  

Let’s bake!

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chickpea Blondies

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Curried Lentil, Chickpea, and Kale Salad with Citrus Dressing

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