Blondies are all about that brown sugar—and we’re not ones to disappoint. But there’s a way to get the best of both worlds: healthy and dessert. And the way we do that is by substituting refined, bleached white flour for almond flour.
While eating flour isn’t going to harm you, it won’t do your body the same favors almond flour will. A quarter-cup serving of both flours contains roughly the same number of calories—between 110 and 120—but where they differ the most is, well, everywhere else. Almond flour is higher in healthy fats, lower in carbohydrates, higher in fiber (3 grams per serving), and higher in protein (6 grams per serving). This nut flour hits all the marks: it’s gluten-free, grain-free, paleo-friendly, and keto-friendly.
Go ahead, have your blondie and eat it, too, courtesy of Lose Weight Like Crazy Even if You Have a Crazy Life!
Makes 12 servings (1 blondie each)
Per serving: Calories: 161, Total Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Sodium: 62 mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Fiber: 1g, Sugars: 12g, Protein: 3g
1 cup almond flour
¼ tsp. sea salt
½ tsp. baking powder, gluten-free
¼ cup butter, melted
½ cup light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
¼ cup white chocolate chips
How To Make It
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Line 8 x 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, leaving extra to come up the sides of the pan (this will help you lift out finished blondies). Set aside.
- Place almond flour, salt, and baking powder in a medium mixing bowl; whisk to combine.
- Place butter, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla in another mixing bowl; whisk to combine.
- Add flour mixture to ghee mixture; whisk until well combined. Fold in white chocolate chips.
- Pour batter into prepared baking pan and bake 14 to 17 minutes, until just beginning to brown.
- Let cool completely; cut into 12 pieces.
For more sweet ideas, check out 76 Best Dessert Recipes for Weight Loss.