White Bean Blondies

White bean blondies

I know what you’re thinking.  What do white beans have to do with these delicious looking blondies.  A year ago, I would probably have been thinking the same thing.  I have come a long way in my culinary adventures and things like white beans in sweet foods no longer make me do a double take.  I’m not sure if thats a good or a bad thing!

So these amazingly delicious blondies have no flour and are basically made from beans, oats and sugar.  Even if you’re a bit skeptical, you must try these! Though they’re not completely healthy with all the sugar involved, they’re still better for you than the original version.  Next time I would like to try substituting some of the sugar for dates as they’re quite sweet and have that ooey gooey texture too!

Adapted from this recipe

  • 2 cans cannellini white beans
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 tbsp oil (canola or coconut)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 and 1/2 cups brown sugar or palm sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350F.  Place everything except the chocolate chips into a food processor and blend really well. Then fold in the chocolate chips.  Tip into a greased cake tin or casserole dish and put into the oven.  Let cook for about 35 minutes, checking a little earlier to make sure the top isn’t getting too brown. Slice up when cooled.



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