If soft, sweet, and non-chocolate dessert is your jam, then these blondies are made for you! Made like a brownie but without the cocoa powder, these naturally sweetened blondies are sure to be a hit for any occasion (especially to snack on during the week!)
I made these nut-free by using sunflower seed butter, however they would taste as delicious with peanut, almond, or even cashew butter. The rest of the ingredients are basic pantry staples; whole wheat flour, oats, an egg, bananas, maple syrup, coconut oil, apple sauce, and chocolate chips (because any recipe I make needs to have chocolate chips. The chocolate obsession is real).
The baking process took less than 10 minutes; adding all wet ingredients to a bowl and mixing with a hand mixer, then stirring in the dry ingredients with a large spoon. I then folded in the chocolate chips, poured the batter into a 9×9 inch glass dish and topped it with some slices bananas, cinnamon, and extra chocolate chips, and baked for 30 minutes. Once it’s done cooking it should cool for about 10 minutes (the hardest part in my opinion) before enjoying and voila! Healthy, refined sugar-free dessert to enjoy alone or with loved ones.
I hope you all enjoy this recipe, and be sure to tag me if you make these on Instagram @riris_recipes . I would LOVE to see your recreations!
Healthy Banana Blondies (Nut-free, Refined Sugar-free)
Cook Time: 30 minutes at 350ºF
Servings: 25 squares
- 1 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
- 1/3 cup sunflower seed butter
- Dash of cinnamon
- 1 banana, mashed
- 2 tbsp applesauce
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- Pinch salt
- Handful of chocolate chips
- 1 banana, sliced to top
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- Add wet ingredients to a bowl (egg, maple syrup, coconut oil, sunflower seed butter, banana, and applesauce) to a bowl and beat with a hand mixer until liquidy texture forms.
- Add in remaining dry ingredients except second banana and chocolate chips, and fold in with a silicone spatula until well combined.
- Fold in chocolate chips and set bowl aside.
- Spray a 9×9 inch glass baking dish with cooking spray and pour batter inside.
- Place banana slices on top of batter, and top with extra chocolate chips and more cinnamon (optional). Let cook for 30 minutes at 350.
- Remove from oven, let cool for ~10 minutes and enjoy!