My birthday was yesterday. I've turned another year older. I decided what better way to celebrate my birthday than by eating dessert (all day). Because, really, how else do you celebrate another year of life?
I have always loved blondies. In fact, I like them more than brownies because I like chocolate...but not too much chocolate. When I was little, my grandma use to make me chocolate chip cookies, but she would leave the chocolate chips out, just for me! I just wasn't a big fan of chocolate back then. THANK GOODNESS things have changed and now I love chocolate. But, still, I can only handle a certain amount of it before I am in chocolate overload.
This recipe was based off a recipe from EatingWell.com that I've had for years. The original recipe calls for almond butter and regular chocolate chips, but I decided to mix things up. I took this recipe and put my own spin on it. It was a hit. Make this recipe and help me celebrate my birthday!
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup egg whites
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup quinoa flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
- Beat butter and peanut butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg whites, brown sugar and vanilla.
- Mix quinoa flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter evenly into the pan.
- Bake for 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes.
*Note: You can make your own quinoa flour by putting quinoa into a food processor or blender and blending until it's a fine powder.