ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIES

26 Feb

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Good evening guys! Here’s a yummy treat which I must say was very exciting to make! I never thought making healthy blondies were possible because they are famous for their thick, sugary, and chewy texture, and as yummy as that sounds, they aren’t usually very healthy…..until now!

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These blondies are grain free, low in sugar (per serving), and high in protein. They also have a lighter texture compared to regular blondies.

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If you want to make this recipe vegan, swap the egg with 2 tbsps. of unsweetened applesauce. You can also substitute the almond flour for 1 cup of brown rice flour if you would prefer a more moist texture. Enjoy!

Recipe: makes 9

1 1/4 cups almond flour
1/4 cup organic coconut oil (Nutivia is an excellent brand)
1/4 cup raw almond butter
1/4 cup raw organic honey
1 organic cage free egg
1/2 tsp organic pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp gluten/aluminum free baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/4 cup vegan chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)

Preheat oven to 350Β°F.

Grease a 9/5 non stick square baking pan with coconut oil and set aside.

Combine coconut oil, honey, almond butter, egg, and vanilla in a bowl and mix until well incorporated, then gently mix in almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt. Add in chocolate chips and mix again, but do not over mix.

Place batter in the baking pan and transfer to the oven. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.

When ready, let it cool for 5 minutes before cutting into squares and devouring!

2 Responses to “ALMOND BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIES”

  1. HavensBakes February 26, 2014 at 1:02 am #

    These look so decadent, and sound amazingly healthy and clean!! I actually just posted a recipe for a single-serving brownie, I’d love it if you checked it out! Thanks for sharing! πŸ™‚

    • Valerie Azinge February 26, 2014 at 1:05 am #

      Thanks sweetie! Oh there’s nothing better than a single serving brownie, just the perfect portion size. I’ll definitely check it out! Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

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