Flourless Chocolate Chip Blondies

We once had a small, dirty, skinny dog last year appear at our house, walk in the front door, and act like he owned the place. We tried to feed him both wet and dry dog food, and he absolutely refused. I must have offered him 10 different things before I discovered the only food he loved was peanut butter. I fed him peanut butter 3 times a day. ..Henceforth we called him “Peanut” and he stole our hearts with his snuggly cuteness, and we had decided to keep him..and one day, after living with us over a month, he disappeared.  I was worried sick about him and found him being walked by his overjoyed owner 3 days later.

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His name was apparently  “Oreo”. He will always be my  li’l Peanut though. I enjoy seeing his  owner walking him every once in a while because he  still perks up and wags his tail when I say “Peanut”!

The reason I tell this story is that today is an incredibly important day among American Holidays. If it were up to me, we would all have the day off and eat these blondies together with some milk(or in my case Almond milk).

It’s NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER DAY !

We go through 1 jar per week, minimum. This week  the jar ran out on Tuesday. We bought it Sunday. Something is wrong with that, really but my excuse is I have been cooking and baking with nut butter lately.

choc chip blondies

These blondies have zero refined sugar,  flour, or butter and taste peanutty.

You might be surprised at the ingredient list, but I will let you discover what’s inside on your own …hehehe.

Flourless Chocolate Chip Blondies

Serves 24
Prep time 5 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Allergy Egg, Peanuts
Dietary Gluten Free
Meal type Dessert, Snack
These healthy flourless chocolate chip blondies have a hidden secret ingredient, but you won't guess what it is!

Ingredients

  • 1 can organic garbanzo beans (drained)
  • 3/4 cups chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or agave nectar (or a bit more according to your tastebuds)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Note

You can replace the peanut butter with almond butter here with good results.

Directions

Step 1
Combine the drained chickpeas, peanut butter, and all other ingredients EXCEPT chocolate chips in a food proccessor or blender.
Step 2
Stir the batter to make sure everything is incorporated, toss in the chocolate chips, and pour the batter into a greased 8 x8 or 9X9 inch pan.
Step 3
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.

 

 

 

Change

I like marching onward in life , and embracing change as it comes…..but please please don’t ask me to change my daily routine. Go DANCING on a Thursday night until 2 in the morning when I have to get up at 5 a.m.? Yeah right. Spontaneously put aside my scheduled blogging time or  workout time? fuggetaboutit.

I need to work on that. I don’t enjoy that last minute change. Old lady over here.

But bringing home more chickens?

I like that change.

I picked up five fluffy little chicks and brought them to their new heated home in our shed.The Orpington, which I immediately dubbed “Orpie”, is a buff color, and she is showing her behind in the photo above because she is camera shy. If you are curious about this breed, you can read more here. The other four speckled chicks are Barred Rocks, and you can read more about the breed here.  I can already see these breeds are much more calm than our Ameraucaunas, and I have heard wonderful things about both breeds as family pets in terms of their friendliness and egg-laying reliability.

Another HUGE change for us is coming in December (fingers -crossed). We are closing on a new home  and  if all works out, will be moving 2 turtles, 5 fish, 2 dogs, 1 kitten, 5 chickens ,5 chickies, and 1 man to a bigger and better yard! I cannot wait! I have been stuffing myself with too much food in anticipation.

Besides dreaming about the new house and not running much, I made this pumpkin butter and cannot help slathering it on everything.

This is the perfect gift to bring your new neighbors with a hunk of hearty bakery bread, or you can keep it all to yourself and spoon into your oatmeal, onto a sliced banana, bread, and even use it in a dessert.

Expect many delicious Holiday recipes on this  blog in the coming months,but  made-over to include nutritious ingredients and less sugar!

To Your Health

Lydia