Vanilla chickpea slice · Nutrition Sustain
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Vanilla chickpea slice

Wholefood slices don’t get much better than this! Our vanilla chickpea slice is packed full of protein, fibre, and natural sweetness from dates. We know using beans in a slice sounds crazy, but give this recipe a go and experience long-lasting energy and great nutrition instead of that afternoon energy slump! Enjoy :)!




1 x 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed (makes 240g of chickpeas)

1 cup of squishy pitted medjool dates (if they are on the firm side, soak in hot water for 5 minutes)

1/4 cup of extra virgin, cold pressed, coconut oil

1 teaspoon of vanilla bean paste/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 tablespoons of maple syrup

1/2 cup of oat flour (or throw a heaped 1/2 cup of traditional rolled oats into your blender to blitz some up)

1 teaspoon of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon of fine sea salt



1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees Celsius (fan-forced).

2. Line a 20cm x 20cm square tin with baking paper and set aside.

2. In a food processor or Thermomix, add chickpeas, pitted dates, coconut oil, vanilla, and maple syrup. Process at a medium speed until well combined.

3. Add oat flour, baking powder and sea salt. Process again until smooth.

4. Using a spatula, scoop the mixture into the prepared tin and flatten the top. It should be quite thick and moist.

5. Bake in your preheated oven for 25-30 minutes.

6. Let stand for 5 minutes before removing from the tin to cool completely. If you want to get fancy, use a fork to prick patterns 😉

7. Cut into 16 squares and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

8. Leave us a comment if you love it or if you varied the recipe with success!



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