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Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

55 mins
12 bars
Classic blondies kicked up with almond butter, chocolate chips, and quinoa flour in place of all-purpose flour.
Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

Classic blondies kicked up with almond butter, chocolate chips, and quinoa flour in place of all-purpose flour.

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. I’m just not feeling it today and I don’t know why.

You know those days where you just do feel like doing anything but being lazy on the couch and binge watching Netflix?

Yeah… that’s where I am at.

There’s no reason for me to feel this way. I gorgeous outside. I just don’t want to do anything.

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

I should be getting the house in order and cleaning and whatnot because my girlfriend is flying in tomorrow for our girls trip to Nashville for Coach Summit.

I am excited that she’s coming, just feeling kinda lazy today.

Maybe it’s because I know that I have to clean and I don’t want to?

That’s gotta be it.

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

Anyway, to the task at hand… these amazing blondies. I found this recipe in the Cooking Light magazine that I was somehow miraculously subscribed to and I had to make them.

I don’t exactly know how I was subscribed, the magazine just started showing up in my mailbox.

Weird but I’ll take it! haha

These blondies did not disappoint, with some quinoa flour in place of regular flour and gooey chocolate chips to give it a slight chocolate flavor while still remaining true to the blondie these turned out pretty epic.

Even my 8-year-old daughter loved them… score!

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

Almond Butter Quinoa Blondies

4.25 from 4 votes
Classic blondies kicked up with almond butter, chocolate chips, and quinoa flour in place of all-purpose flour.
Yield 12 bars
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 55 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup almond butter
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup mini-chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper, allowing it to slightly overhang. Set aside.
  • Cream together butter and almond butter. Beat in eggs, brown sugar and vanilla until combined. Add quinoa flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined. Stir in mini chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  • Bake at 350° F for about 35-45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool in the pan for about 45 minutes before lifting the blondies out using the overhanging parchment paper.
  • Cut into 12 squares and serve immediately or store in a refrigerated airtight container for up to 5 days.
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This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. I was wondering how you were going to get the quinoa in the blondies! I have never seen quinoa flour. I will have to look for it next time I’m at the store!

    1. Haha, yes! Quick tip: if you can’t find quinoa flour at the store, you can make your own by grinding raw quinoa in a spice grinder until it forms a powder consistency. <-- That's what I did.

  2. Yum, yum, yum – the lazy day has it! Loving this recipe and your tips for the quinoa! Pinned & shared – thanks for stopping by #TryaBiteTuesday and sharing this recipe and your beautiful pictures! Have a great rest of the week, hope to see you again next week!

  3. These look so good, a really great looking texture. I have never tried baking with quinoa, in fact I have never eaten quinoa… It is a grain that has not made it to the ‘bread’ basket of Europe, I have seen it in high end delis in Budapest but the price tag made me blush a little.

  4. I need to find some quinoa flour! I love trying new ones in different baked stuff to see what new flavors come about. These blondies look amazing!!

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