May 15, 2009
Fat-Free Vegan White Bean Strawberry Blondies Recipe
I've always thought "Blondies" were a white brownie (of sorts). So when my black bean brownies came out better than I could have ever imagined, I wondered if I could do the same with blondies. I realized rather quickly, hell yes I can!
To make the blondies, substitute white beans for black beans, pure maple syrup for agave, omit cocoa and add 1/3 cup strawberry jam and an additional 1/4 cup oats.
Dense, fudge-y and ultra-healthy, these brownies are a great alternative to traditional brownies! It's amazing how they taste like chocolate and fudge and not beans! Chef's Notes: Rolled oats run through the food processor may substituted for the instant oats. Use optional sugar if your bananas are still green and not very ripe.
15 ounces black beans, drained and rinsed
2 whole bananas
⅓ cup agave nectar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
¼ cup raw sugar (optional)
¼ cup instant oats
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8x8" pan and set aside. Combine all ingredients, except oats, in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth, scrapping sides as needed. Stir in the oats and pour batter into the pan. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before slicing. Chef's Note: if you find these brownies are too soft or too fudge-y, add another 1/4 cup oats or flour.