Sunday, 30 November 2014

EASY SKINNY BLONDIES.

Interpret the title as you will.. but this blog post is actually about a lil somethin' I baked yesterday for TREAT DAY!
Due to my boyfriend being a massive health freak, we eat good all week then have one day, usually at the weekend, where we have a naughty meal and this HAS to include a dessert. I have such a sweet tooth so no treat day can ever go by without something delicious to finish with.


Mexican night with my little amigo (AKA cheese/carbocide)

This week we had nachos and enchiladas, both absolutely erupting with molten cheese and god knows how many calories so I decided to make something naughty but nice for dessert. Whenever I try and cook (I'm still learning!) I usually just type 'easy' followed by the ingredient I fancy eating followed by the word 'recipes' and just have a browse of whatever search results come up. I fancied brownies and after having a prowl through various sites I came across these 'Flourless Chickpea Blondies' on Ambitious Kitchen. The recipe only requires around 5 ingredients, and with a prep time of only 5 minutes it was right up my street!

Ingredients:
1 can of chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup peanut butter (Ryan buys this by the truckload so I had no problem getting hold of this!)
1/3 cup honey (or agave nectar for the #fitfam)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Then the recipe states chocolate chips, but I decided to swap this for milky bar buttons.

You could also add dried fruit, nuts, more chocolate, whatever your little heart desires!


Voila!

The method is simple- Blend all the ingredients (minus the chocolate) until it forms a thick, smooth batter. Then add half the chocolate, pour into a greased baking tray, then sprinkle the remaining chocolate over the top.
Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20-25 minutes and voila!

We served ours with creamy, thick natural yoghurt which had a delicious caramel layer.

All in all they were a hit and I will definitely be baking them again! I think I enjoyed them ten times more because a) I know exactly what ingredients went into them b) I know they're a minute fraction of the calories/fat that would be in a similar shop bought dessert!

Will you be giving my blondies a go?

4 comments:

  1. So yummy! I am so hungry right now.. At this hour seriously!? Lol

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    1. They are SO good...I made them again on Wednesday and almost ate the whole batch! Oops!
      I will check out your blog now :)
      xxx

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  2. Those brownies look lush! Always better when you know they aren't half as bad for you! High five for resisting treats this time of year, i wish i lived with a health freak! My dad opens a new tin of chocolates every week when December hits!

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  3. That's probably the good thing about not living at home- my two brothers have the fastest metabolism ever and can eat chocolate for days! I just LOOK at a tin of quality street and gain 5 pounds :|
    Thankyou for the comment! xxxxx

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