A blondie is usually filled with butter, eggs and sugar. But not these ones. I wouldn’t entirely call these healthy blondies but they are definitely a healthier version. Healthier doesn’t mean low calorie just using more whole ingredients. Instead of the typical white sugar we replaced it with date caramel and instead of oil and butter we used tahini! Just to be fair these are not the most dense blondies but they are delicious!
You can use any flour you like for these blondies. I did a combo of whole wheat flour and all purpose flour. If you want it to be gluten free just use gluten free all purpose. To make it nut free you can simply eliminate the walnuts. Finally, these are mostly refined sugar free aside from the sugar you find in the chocolate chips. I will also tell you these are not the sweetest blondies so if you really like things super sweet you may want to add in 1/4 cup of sugar.
1/2 cup walnuts
1 cups whole wheat flour
1/2 cup white flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup tahini
14 pitted dates, preferably medjool dates
1 cup warm water
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup vegan chocolate chips (check Trader Joe’s or the brand Enjoy Life)
1/2 cup water
Preheat oven to 375F. In a blender or food processor add 14 pitted dates and 1 cup of water in and begin to blend. You want to get this as smooth as possible. In a bowl add in the date mixture, tahini and vanilla extract. Mix together. Then add in the flour, baking powder and salt. Mix to combine. At this point the mixture will be a bit dry so add in 1/4 cup of water. Mix and if it still seems dry add in the 1/4 cup of water. Finally, gently fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. Once your batter resembles something like a lose cookie dough spread it into an 8×8 or 9×9 pan. Bake for about 15 minutes and then check it. I baked mine for about 22 minutes and I think these are best when they are a bit undercooked. Slice up into squares or rectangles and enjoy!
Will make 9 big squares or 12 smaller squares.
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