Chocolate Chip Blondies

Tomorrow is the last day I will see my friend, Erin, before her birthday. So naturally, being the baking-lover that I am, I decided to whip up something sweet. After failed attempts at snickerdoodles (her fav) and chocolate chip cookies (they just had that weird “healthy” taste I was trying to keep hidden), this recipe was recommended to me by a friend whom I’ve turned on to CCK. Anyway, these are super yummy and would definitely be a good treat to have around. Plus it’s completely vegan! Woo!

Chocolate Chip Blondies (makes 16-25 squares)

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas (1 can, drained and rinsed) (250g)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • heaping 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar (I used the splenda blend)
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup ground flax (or if you don’t have that, you can use oat flour)
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter (or other fat source)
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients (except chips) until very smooth. Mix in chips, and scoop into a greased (or tinfoil-lined) 8×8 pan. Bake for 38-40 minutes. You want the blondies to look a little undercooked when you take them out, because they’ll firm up as they cool, and you don’t want them to get hard. (Note: you can probably sub any white bean for the chickpeas)

Recipe Source

Nutritional Info (using regular brown sugar): Calories: 74 Fat: 2 grams Sugar: 6 grams Protein: 2 grams

finished product!

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