Pumpkin Chickpea Blondies

Ingredients:      15.5 ounces chickpeas (garbanzo beans) rinsed and drained  ½ cup pumpkin purée  ½ cup superfine almond flour  ½ cup peanut butter  ⅓ cup maple syrup

Ingredients continued:       1 teaspoon baking powder  ½ teaspoon vanilla extract  ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice  ½ teaspoon salt  1 cup chocolate chips divided

  Preheat oven to 350°.  Mix all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor.

  Fold in chocolate chips, reserving ¼ cup.  Line a 7 ½" x 9 ½" (or similar size) baking dish with parchment paper or coconut oil.

 Spread mixture in dish. Top with the remaining ¼ cup chocolate chips, pushing them into the bars.

 Bake at 350° for 35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean (keeping in mind you could hit a chocolate chip with the toothpick).

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