Tis the season for zucchini recipes and I am HERE FOR IT!! These blondies actually happened accidentally so I really can’t pretend that I’m that proactive.
In reality, I was making burgers with some hidden zucchini in them for my kiddos and I had some leftover zucchini that was begging to be put into a baked good.
TA-DA… these blondies were born!!
Now, that being said… it wasn’t a one and done situation. I originally made them with just chickpea flour but it needed something else. Round 2 involved adding in almond flour (DELICIOUS!) but I wanted to try a grain option (but still gluten-free) as well. Round 3 was all oat flour and holy ish guys… the texture was AMAZING but I wanted the flavor of the almond flour soooo round 4 was born.
The conclusion? Round 2 and 4 are BOTH winners! If you don’t mind using grain, I would absolutely use the oat & almond flour mixture. It creates a much fluffier texture that isn’t in the least bit gummy.
I know you know what I’m talking about… we have all made a baked good that was just a liiiiittle too much on the gummy side.
So, in conclusion, whether you use chickpea or gf oat flour- just make sure to pull them out of the oven before they are fully done! We don’t want overcooked gummy blondies mmk?
Also- I couldn’t leave well enough alone. I had to add a serving of Nuzest Just Natural protein in them to amp up the protein factor (chickpea flour has a ton!) If you don’t have it or just don’t want to use it- I’d replace the protein with more almond flour! If you are a Nuzest fan or are just curious about it- code “ahealthyharmony” will save you on their website!
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Chocolate Chip Zucchini Blondies
These gluten-free blondies are the perfect fudgy treat with the added bonus of being veggie filled!
- 3 medium Bananas *about 1 1/4 to 1/3 cup
- 1/2 cup Cashew Butter
- 1/4 cup Shredded Zucchini *squeezed of moisture
- 1 cup Chickpea Flour or Oat Flour *read above for difference!
- 1/2 cup Almond Flour
- 1 serving Nuzest Just Natural
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup Chocolate Chips *sugar-free to keep no added sugar
- Sea Salt Flakes optional
Bake for 20-25 minutes
Preheat to your oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8×8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the bananas, cashew butter ans shredded zucchini.
Next, add the rest of the ingredients expect for the chocolate chips and sea salt.
Fold in the chocolate chips before pouring the batter into your greased 8×8 baking dish.
Sprinkle the sea salt on top (if using) before baking the blondies for 20-25 minutes. They should be a little fudgy as they will set up more! I took mine out right at 20 minutes.
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