Sweet, chewy, gluten-free dessert bars made with surprisingly wholesome ingredients.
Remember those blondies of our childhood? They were the non-chocolate brownies our moms used to make, and they were delicious. But they were packed with all manner of unhealthy ingredients, and let’s face it, nowadays healthy is the new unhealthy.
This recipe calls for rich maple syrup, sunflower butter and chickpeas, packing these blondies with protein, fiber and natural sweetness. Give it a try – you’ll be surprised!
- 1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
- 1/2 cup sunflower or almond butter
- 1/3 cup maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray an 8” square pan with non-stick spray.
In a food processor, combine all ingredients except chips. Scrape down sides of bowl and process again.
Transfer to baking pan. Sprinkle chips on top and use a spatula to fold them in.
Bake 25 minutes. Cool completely on wire rack before slicing and serving.
Adapted from AmbitiousKitchen.com.