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You gotta try these ooey-gooey Vegan White Bean Blondies with Peanut Butter and Dark Chocolate! Not only lovers of healthy desserts will fall in love with this sugar-free, dairy-free and gluten-free treat!
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These Peanut Butter & Chocolate White Bean Blondies are so ooey- gooey delicious that you might be tempted to eat the whole pan in one sitting! And the best thing? You can actually go really hard on these decadent looking peanut butter blondies without any guilt afterward.
With my vegan black bean brownies recipe being such a huge success with you guys, I felt super motivated to create some more healthy desserts with the magic ingredient “beans”!
The recipe is roughly based on my black bean brownies recipe, which I made, like 100 times already and which I would confidently offer to pretty much anyone confidently, health nut or not.
These White Bean Blondies are vegan, sugar-free, dairy-free, low-cal and full of plant-based protein, fiber, and healthy fats!
We love beans for their fiber, plant-based protein and minerals and adding beans to baked goods is my favorite new baking hack! Since pureed beans tend to add some more moisture to a recipe, these blondies have a super-rich. almost fudge-like texture to them! I like to chill them in the fridge, which makes them even more delicious in my opinion!
Do White Bean Blondies taste like beans?
Nope, they do not! This is clearly a recipe for peanut butter lovers because what these blondies taste of is mostly peanut butter. I wanted to make sure to add as much peanut butter flavour to these white bean blondies, as possible and I found the best way to do so while still keeping the calories low is to add powdered peanut butter.
Peanut Butter Powder adds extra peanut-flavor and protein to these vegan white bean blondies!
I wanted these White Bean Blondies to be bursting with peanut flavor. For this reason recipe, I am using Spread The Love NAKED Organic Peanut Butter * , which has added palm oil, salt and sugar, and PB&Me Sugar Free Powdered Peanut Butter *to enhance the peanut flavor. It is also a neat way to add some more protein to our white bean blondies. You could leave the powdered peanut butter out, but the brownies will taste less peanut-y and you might have to up the amount of vanilla and nutmeg and even maybe add some cinnamon to make sure the beans don’t come through!
I tell you, you and your family will simply love these healthy, low-cal vegan peanut butter blondies! They are soft, chewy, and absolutely bursting with delicious peanut butter flavor!
These blondies are so simple to make completely from scratch with either canned or dried and cooked beans and a few secret ingredients to maximize their peanut flavor! Try them once and be prepared to fall in love!
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Vegan White Bean Blondies with Peanut Butter & Chocolate | Sugar-free and low-cal
My Vegan White Bean Blondies with peanut butter & chocolate make for the perfect healthy snack or guilt-free dessert! Not only are they sugar-free, gluten-free and easy-to-make, but also incredibly delicious! These healthy peanut butter blondies are full of plant-based protein from beans, peanut butter, and peanut butter powder!
- 600 g white beans canned or cooked dried beans
- 4 tbsp peanut butter powder
- 2 tbsp peanut butter
- 2 pinches salt
- 2 tbsp stevia or 10 dates soaked in hot water or powdered or liquid sweetener of your choice
- 70 ml maple syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 2 tbsp peanuts
- 50 g dark chocolate
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
A note before you start!
I use this brand of powdered peanut butter to add extra peanut flavour to these white bean blondies and highly recommend you do the same. If you do not want to use powdered peanut butter, make sure to make up for the loss of flavour by adding more peanut butter or other spices and aromas!
Soak the dates, if using, in hot water overnight. If using dried beans, soak them overnight and prepare according to the instructions. Drain well and let cool down. If using canned beans, rinse and drain them thoroughly.
Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a small brownie pan with parchment paper ( 20cm x 20 cm or 23 x 23 x 5)
If using dates, remove them from the hot water and add them to the bowl of your food processor, together with the maple syrup. Pulse quickly. Add all other ingredients apart from the baking powder and pulse until smooth. Stir in the baking powder and mix well. Taste the batter and add more sweetener, if you like.
Spoon the batter into the lined pan and smooth out the surface. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, chocolate, and salt and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until the surface looks dry and little cracks are visible. Remove from the oven and let cool, then cut into squares and enjoy.