Feel Better Blondies

Posted on June 27, 2009. Filed under: Recipe | Tags: , , , , , , |

Well after the overwhelming response to the poll(lol, zippo) I’ve decided to do chocolate because it’s a pretty safe bet that you all love chocolate, so look for some good products here tomorrow. As for today, I have no clue what the future holds. I might go for a run since it’s so nice out, but right now I’m having a food hangover from last night’s deck party. Brownies, chocolate pudding, whip cream, and toffee bits in a bowl is apparently my weakness. I can’t wait to recreate that with Z-Bars and chocolate yogurt when I can stand to look at food again. I also have on my agenda to make some bagels but it seems baking is always the thing that gets pushed off until later.

Today I wanted to share a recipe from a little back. On this particular day, I got a letter from the doctor about a check up and where he wanted me to be weight-wise and by when all of this put me in a pretty bad mood. Well after throwing the letter out and later having to recover it for my mom, I decided I’d bake even though we don’t need more food lying around our kitchen. I made what I now call “Feel Better, Get Fat” Blondies, or as my recipe book has them titled, Starbucks Toffee Almond Blondies.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup canola oil

1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce

3/4 cup light brown sugar

1 1/2 cups light whole wheat flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

2 teaspoons almond extract

1 ounce slivered almonds

3 ounces Heath bar morsels

3 ounces white chocolate chips

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Preheat your oven to 350. In a small bowl, mix oil, applesauce, and sugar. In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs into the sugar mixture and whisk.  Whisk in the almond extract as well. Pour the wet into the flour mixture until just incorporated and then fold in the Heath morsels, white chocolate chips, and almonds. Pour into a 9 by 9 pan and bake about 30 minutes or until golden. Cut into 16 blondies, each with around 180 calories.

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Sure, they aren’t my typical healthy recipe, but they aren’t that bad for you(and definitely not for the soul). If you want just a simple, healthy blondie, feel free to leave out the add-ins. The base was very rich and moist on its own. Thanks for reading. Now I need to go take some pictures(and nibbles) of chocolate for tomorrow 🙂

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