I don’t know why it took me so long to give this trendy and super healthy dessert a try. There are so many recipes online but the one that I will share is a keeper. A lot of the other ones are 15+ ingredients which for my personal taste and cooking skills sounds pretty complicated. When I made these blondies for the first time I didn’t have high expectations. I changed the actual recipe with what I had around my pantry and fridge. But the end result blew my mind. Very moist, nicely sweet treat with the perfect gooey texture.
If you are about healthy eating you most likely have the ingredients around if not they are easy to find. And you don’t need any special mixers or fancy tools. Can’t get any easier.
The blondies I make for myself aren’t plant based but I got you my vegan followers. With just one simple change you can make those all plant based.
What you will need:
2 really ripe bananas
1.5 cup Coconut flour
1/3 cup Coconut sugar
1/3 cup Peanut Butter
1 egg (I will have substitution for vegans below)
1 tbs chia seeds
1 tbs ground flax seeds
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
dash of cinnamon and salt
2-3 tbs plant based milk
For Vegans: 1/4 cup plant based milk
Substitutions and tips
You can use almond flour instead. You can mix the coconut flour with regular flour if you don’t like the taste of coconut.
You can skip the chia seeds and/or the flax seeds. I added them to add extra nutritional value and healthy benefits.
I used extra dark chocolate from Trader Joe’s that I broke into pieces but you are welcome to use chocolate chips
Vegan substitution: leave out the egg and use 1/4 cup any plant based milk
How To Make It:
In a large bowl mix the flour, sugar, ground flax seeds, baking soda, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.
In a smaller bowl whisk your egg, add mashed bananas, vanilla, peanut butter.
*for vegans add the nut milk
Add the ingredients from the liquid bowl into the larger bowl. Mix until they are well combined. Add the nut milk, chia seeds and chocolate chips.
Add parchment paper to 9 x 9 baking tray, if the mixture is too thick use spatula or hands to spread it around.
Add chocolate chips on top.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 min. Check by sticking a knife, if it comes out clean they are ready.
Enjoy warm or cold! They are delicious either way!
I always buy organic bananas when I go grocery shopping. I grab a banana when I am on the go. But not really eating them when I am at home. So every week I throw out a bunch of them when they get super ripe and dark. And then sometimes I need a ripe banana and what I have available are all green ones. Super frustrating!! But lately I started freezing the once that are really ripe. It is a lifesaver!! I know this is a very simple thing but I feel it’s worth mentioning for those who aren’t already doing it. This way I enjoy them while they are fresh and perfect for my taste and just when I would normally throw them out I freeze them. Now I always have perfectly ripe bananas for smoothies , banana bread, pancakes and now blondies. I peel them, cut them into pieces, put them in a zip lock bag and pop them freezer . Easy but so helpful!