Peanut Butter Blondies

Guess what? Desserts do not have to derail you completely from your health journey!  There are alternatives.

To avoid the sudden onset of the dessert impact, I find a healthy recipe and make it seem like it’s a sweet treat.  I found a recipe for Peanut Butter Blondies and I thought there was no way that these could be healthy.  Well, surprise!  They are…and they’re delicious too!

I brought them to a party and didn’t say anything at first.  People tried them and thought they were good.  Then I started to share how they were made.  People were shocked!  

I found this recipe on Hungry Girl and I’d highly recommend it.  I bet they’ll love them!


One 15oz. can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/3 cup powdered peanut butter

1/4 cup egg whites (about two large eggs)

2 tbsp. creamy peanut butter

1.5 tbsp. vanilla extract

1/4 tsp. salt

1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce

1/4 cup whole-wheat flour

3 tbsp. Truvia spoonable calorie-free sweetener

2 tbsp. canned pure pumpkin

3/4 tsp. baking powder

2 tbsp. mini (or chopped) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350*.  Spray an 8″x8″ baking pan with nonstick spray.

Place all ingredients except chocolate chips in a food processor.  Puree until completely smooth and uniform.

Gently fold in 1/2 tbsp. chocolate chips.

Spread mixture into the baking pan and smooth out the top.  Evenly top with remaining 1.5 tbsp. chocolate chips and lightly press into the batter.

Bake until a toothpick (or knife) inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, roughly 25-30 minutes.

Let cool. complete, about one hour.  Refrigerate leftovers.

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