1 13.4 ounce container of chickpeas, rinsed and drained (about 238 grams if using a food scale)
1/2 cup liquid egg whites
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk (you can use chocolate if you want!)
12–15 medjool dates, pitted and chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 cup Lily’s Stevia-Sweetened Baking Chips (you can use more if you’d like!)
Optional mix-ins: chopped walnuts, slivered almonds, cacao nibs, more chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. Place all ingredients aside from the chocolate chips in a high powered blender (Vitamix is best!) and blend until smooth.
Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper and scoop in batter. Smooth it out with the back of a spoon or spatula so that it’s evenly distributed. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. Bake for 50 minutes or until a knife comes out cleanly from the center.
Cool on a wire rack. Let cool COMPLETELY before slicing. Store in the fridge for 4-5 days or freeze.
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