Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

May 13, 2015 § Leave a comment

SWEETTABLESCAPES bakes its share of brownies all year long but we also think Blondies can be lots of fun, especially when they have this little “je-ne-sais-quoi” that makes them different, healthy and gluten-free! So we very excitedly tried this recipe for Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies from Eatingwell.com.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup smooth or crunchy natural almond butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flour (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch-square baking pan with parchment paper (or foil), allowing it to slightly overhang opposite ends. Coat with cooking spray.IMG_9691
  2. Beat butter and almond butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy.   IMG_9694     IMG_1479Beat in eggs, brown sugar and vanilla. IMG_1480Whisk quinoa flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl. IMG_1481Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined. IMG_1482Stir in chocolate chips. IMG_1483Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.IMG_1485
  3. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs on it, 25 to 35 minutes. IMG_1498Do not overbake. Let cool in the pan for 45 minutes. Using the parchment (or foil), lift the whole panful out and transfer to a cutting board. Cut into 24 squares. Let cool completely before storing.

    Quinoa on the right, Honey Blondies on the left...

    Quinoa on the bottom, Honey Blondies on the top..

 

 

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