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.