Treat the kids this week with these vegan-friendly, low carb and refined sugar-free blondie brownies.
Whether you've tried a blondie brownie before or not, there's no doubt that this sibling of the classic brownie is a true crowd-pleaser. The adults will love them, the kids will love them... everybody will love them! In fact, why not make them this week with the kids?
Blondie vs brownie
What's the difference between a blondie and a brownie? Well, the classic chocolate brownie contains cocoa powder, whereas the blondie brownie version contains none whatsoever and is more vanilla based. Many people describe a blondie brownie as a sweeter treat (and not as rich as a brownie).
I've included a few key ingredients in this recipe to 1) make it vegan-friendly and 2) make it 10x healthier than the classic recipe. Firstly, I've replaced white sugar with organic raw honey and secondly, I've replaced the eggs with aquafaba. For those who might not be familiar with aquafaba, it's the water found in a can of chickpeas. Don't worry though, you can't taste it one bit! Once whipped, the aquafaba makes a great alternative for eggs and provides a lighter/fluffier texture.
As most of the ingredients used contain healthy fats - almond flour, coconut oil and peanut butter - these brownies are a great energy booster for the afternoon or, perfect for an after-dinner dessert.
Primal pantry essential
I'm often asked what key ingredient people should have sitting in their pantry's for Primal baking and my number one answer is always coconut oil. This is because coconut oil is packed full of medium-chain triglycerides which are good fats. When consumed, they turn almost immediately into fuel to help the body convert body fat into energy. This is because of their shorter chain length which means that they can travel pretty quickly from the digestive tract to the liver where they can quickly be converted to energy or morphed into ketones.
You can purchase our cold-pressed virgin Primal coconut oil here.
Vegan blondie brownies: what do they taste like?
These blondie brownies are nutty, gooey, deliciously sweet and are packed full of ingredients that are good for you! If you're after a sweet recipe that you can bake in under half an hour, then this will be perfect for you! My advice? Get the kids involved and show them how healthy baking can be just as fun without all the sugar!
Vegan Low Carb Blondie Brownies
A gooey, melt-in-your-mouth sweet treat that the whole family will love!
- 70g melted Primal coconut oil
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 192g almond flour/ground almonds
- 190g peanut butter
- 50g aquafaba (water from a tin of chickpeas)
- 200g raw organic honey
- Handful of almonds
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 75g dark chocolate chips/chunks
Begin by preheating your oven to gas mark 4 and line an 8x8 baking tray with parchment paper.
Start by whisking the aquafaba for 4-5 minutes until a soft peak has formed.
In another bowl, add together the coconut oil, vanilla extract, raw organic honey and peanut butter until smooth. Add the aquafaba and mix again.
Add the almond flour/ground almonds, cinnamon, salt and baking powder to your wet mixture and mix until everything is combined. Add the chocolate chips (leaving a few for the topping) and almonds and stir once more.
- Pour your mixture into the baking tray and then add the remaining chocolate chips to the top of your blondie mixture.
Transfer your baking tray to the middle of the oven to bake for 25 minutes. Remove from the oven when golden brown. Please note: the brownies will still be gooey in the middle until they cool down. Leave them to cool completely before tucking in and store in an air-tight container for up to 5 days.
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