When a craving for something sweet hits, it can be a challenge if you are trying to eat something that is grain free, somewhat healthier, and super delicious ~ especially considering everything that is yummy is often times full of refined sugar, flour and fat.
If you struggle to find snacks that hit a sweet craving, you won’t need to look any farther than these chocolate chip blondies – they are incredibly easy to mix up, they bake beautifully, and they taste absolutely incredible.
You can make a single recipe (below) for a thinner blondie ~ or, opt to double the recipe for a more cake-like blondie that bakes in 30 minutes or less. The are an easier, gluten-free recipe you can rely on for your family, to take to potlucks, to the office, or family gatherings.
Ingredients in these blondies are minimal ~ simple almond flour, eggs, coconut oil, and maple syrup are the main hitters. Maple syrup will give them a deeper and richer flavor – but if you prefer, you can substitute honey instead for a lighter result.
Add in a handful or two of chocolate chips, chunks, or even mini chips and a splash of vanilla extract and they bake up beautifully.
Just sweet enough…
Best of all? You don’t have to feel guilty about enjoying one or two… ;)
You can even cut them up and wrap them for a lunchbox addition for the kids, too. Keep them in the fridge for up to a week and eat chilled… or warm them up slightly in the microwave and enjoy with a nice, tall glass of milk.
The best part about these blondies is that they don’t require 1,001 ingredients – just a few common pantry staples, and a few minutes of your time with a spoon to mix them up and pour into the bowl.
Recipe adapted from Fountain Avenue Kitchen