These healthy almond butter blondies just might be the perfect dessert. They’re moist and flavorful with big chunks of gooey chocolate.
Ok, warning… this might sound dramatic… but I think… this might be my favorite recipe on the blog. I know. I’m probably not supposed to say that, but ah well. These blondies deserve that kind of love and outright favoritism. They’re just so simple and perfect. If I could think of the perfect dessert it would be these bad boys with a scoop of ice cream, or dunked in some almond milk.
Ok, why are they so good? Well each bite is gooey, almond buttery and chocolatey without being too dense or rich. I’ve always been on #teamBlondie because you get the best of both worlds. The chocolate chip and the cookie flavors without the density of a brownie. Don’t get me wrong, brownies can be great I’m just saying objectively blondies are better.
I love a good dessert as much as the next gal, but I hate feeling “bleh” after. Luckily with no butter, oil or refined sugar these leave you satisfied without the “bleh.” In a season where there will be plenty of indulgent treats, these blondies are the balanced treat you can reach for when you want something sweet after dinner or as a snack, without needing to “nap it off.”
These health almond butter blondies are the third and final recipe in a series of almond butter creations with Barney Butter. Barney Butter is one of my favorite almond butters. I’m a huge fan of the creamy texture and rich roasted almond-y flavor in each jar. These almond butters are great if you’re allergic to peanuts because they’re made in a peanut-free facility. They’re also easier on the stomach because they’re made with blanched almonds (without the skin). I buy mine at HomeGoods, TJ Maxx or Whole Food’s, but they’re sold at a lot of different grocery and health food stores.
These are the perfect bars to bring to a party, and after everyone starts raving you can yell “HAHA THEY’RE HEALTHY” and everyone cheers. Ok, that would never happen, but it’s fun to share healthier treats with your friends and family who might be skeptical that you can make desserts that don’t make you feel “bleh” after.
- 1 Egg
- 1 Cup of Almond Butter
- ¾ Cup of Coconut Sugar
- ¼ Cup of Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup of Whole Wheat Flour
- ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
- ½ Cup of Chocolate Chunks (or chips)
- Preheat oven to 350º F
- In a medium bowl mix together the flour and baking powder
- In a separate medium size bowl beat together the egg, almond butter, coconut sugar, almond milk and vanilla extract
- Slowly add to the dry mixture and mix until just combined, then stir in the chocolate chunks (or chips)
- Pour batter into a greased 8" square pan
- Bake for 25 minutes, take out of the oven and allow to fully cool until cutting them into squares
- Store in fridge for up to a week
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This post is sponsored by Barney Butter, all opinions are my own. I’m grateful to the brands who help support In it 4 the Long Run.
- Team blondie or team brownie?
- Do you ever bring healthy treats to gathers and and get a little too excited when people like them? (me every time)