Baking with beans instead of flour adds protein to this healthy, naturally sweetened dessert!
White beans are a nutritional powerhouse, as they’re packed with fiber and protein, numerous micronutrients, like folate, magnesium, copper, iron and vitamin B6. They are high in polyphenol antioxidants, which combat oxidative stress in your body protecting you against chronic illnesses, including heart disease and certain cancers.
This recipe for delicious white bean blondies is so easy to make. To say the truth, not everyone will like the texture of beans in a dessert but for me I love it noting the benefits that come with it.
- 1 1/2 cups cooked white beans (make sure to soak them overnight before cooking to soften which may reduce some of their digestive side effects, such as gas and bloating. If using canned beans, make sure to use the salt free option.)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup honey
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp rolled oats
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Lightly oil a baking pan with coconut oil.
- Combine all the ingredients, except the chocolate chips, in a blender and blend until the batter is mostly smooth. You likely will have some oats that are not entirely ground up, but the rest of the batter should be smooth.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and sprinkle with the chocolate chips patting them down lightly into the batter.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the tops are medium golden brown. Careful not to undercook the blondies as the center will remain gooey.
- Allow the blondies to cool completely before cutting.