White Bean Blondies

White Bean Blondies

When Seek Food reached out and asked if I would like to test their cricket protein powder, I didn't hesitate! Before you yuck my yum, hear me out. Not only is it more sustainable form of protein, but it has 3x more protein than beef, is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, and contains fiber, which many other protein sources do not. For some reason when I thought of what kind of recipe in which to include it, a more nutritious spin on "blondies" came to mind. I increased the nutrition with the use of white beans and ground flax, while making this treat free of gluten, dairy, nuts, and eggs. Enjoy! 

White Bean Blondies

·      1 can white beans

·      1 teaspoon baking powder

·      ½ teaspoon baking soda

·      ¼ teaspoon salt

·      ½ teaspoon cinnamon

·      ¼ cup ground flax

·      ½ cup coconut sugar

·      ½ cup peanut butter

·      2 tablespoons coconut nectar or honey

·      2 tablespoons Seek Food cricket protein powder

·      2 teaspoons vanilla extract

·      ¼ cup ghee, melted

·      ¼ cup dairy-free chocolate chips

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8X8 baking dish with parchment paper

Add beans, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flax, coconut sugar, cricket protein, and peanut butter to a food processor until dough starts to form. Add coconut nectar, vanilla, and melted ghee and process again, scraping down the sides as you need. Dough will form a sticky ball. Transfer to a medium bowl and add chocolate chips if using. Stir to combine (this is where you might need to get your hands dirty to incorporate everything! Place in baking dish and press down evenly. Bake 27-30 minutes. Allow to completely cool before slicing in to squares

Find 14 other upgraded sweet treats like this one in my online course: The Beauty of Blood Sugar Balance! 

White Bean Blondies