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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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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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Mexican Street Corn Chipotle Hummus

Fully loaded Mexican street corn hummus with queso fresco, grilled corn, cherry tomatoes, red onion, black beans, and cilantro. The perfect healthy summertime snack or appetizer. I have a personal question to ask you. How do you handle the snacking situation?  Do you harbor snacks in the nooks and crannies of your purse, glove compartment, …

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Beet Hummus and Caramelized Onion Crostini

The crostini food group… How familiar are you with it? A fresh and tasty spread or sauce shmeared on top of crusty bread with flavor-blasted toppings to finish the whole experience with a swift kick to the palate? What’s not to love? Why not make a meal of it? Who here is as defenseless against crusty bread as I?

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Shredded Chicken Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls

It’s that time, folks. Boys and girls of all ages are packing their pencil boxes and heading back to school! For your dining convenience during the busy school year, Sabra and I have teamed up to make your back-to-school eats fresh, easy, and healthy. Let’s get our brain food on! The term, “back to school” summons up fond memories of …

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Dark Chocolate Chickpea Brownies

These Dark Chocolate Chickpea Brownies are gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and grain-free. The recipe only requires a few pantry essentials you probably already have on-hand, and a blender! Read through the whole post and recipe to see a vegan option for these chickpea brownies.   Beans. They really are the magical fruit. Except they aren’t …

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Slow Cooker Chicken Fajita Chili

A delicious slow cooker shredded chicken chili recipe, made fajita-style with bell peppers. This easy-to-prepare recipe makes for a healthful, comforting weeknight dinner.   Are you a football watcher? I’m not. But the past couple of seasons, I’ve been aaaaaall up in the 49-ers grill. On account of…it’s all because…as the result of…the reason for …

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