With every blog, you need a hook-line-and-sinker, and this blog will be no different. So, what's the catch of the day?
A chocolate chip blondie recipe!
Oh, and did I mention that this is to be a healthy food blog? (Well... now I did)
This blondie is a sweet and healthy score with only 68 calories per piece.
Revised from: Chocolate-Covered Katie and Bake n' Beebz
Chocolate "Chick" Blondies
Ingredients: (Check below for vegan and low fat/sugar substitutes)
- 1 can chickpeas drained (trust me, you can't even tell!)
- 1 large banana
- 2 egg whites
- 1 Tbsp Honey
- 1/4 cup granulated sweetener (like sugar or fructose)
- 2 Tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips
Directions: (Heat oven to 350 degrees)
- Place drained chickpeas, banana and egg whites in a food processor and blend until smooth (will take several minutes)
- Measure out and add the honey, sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Combine.
- Add the baking powder, baking soda and mix in.
- Saving the best for last, add the chocolate chips and combine with a fork or whisk. Do not attempt to use the food processor or even minier (is that even a word??) chocolate chips will ensue.
- Spray a 13x9 pan with nonstick cooking spray and spread the batter evenly into the pan.
- Place in the preheated oven and bake for approximately 30 to 40 minutes. You will want the blondies to still be somewhat soft as they harden a lot when cooling.
- You can substitute vegan chocolate chips for the mini chocolate chips.
- You could also try a vegan egg replacer for the egg whites, but I am not sure how that would turn out. I would instead try increasing the banana.
- To lower the already low sugar counts, you could remove the chocolate chips completely, replace them with sugar free chocolate chips, or replace them with an equal amount of nuts
- Agave would work fine in place of the honey and granulated splenda should work for the sugar
- To make these blondies virtually fat free (save for the chocolate chips) the peanut butter could be replaced with equal amounts of applesauce. Bake n' Beebz tried this with success.