Breakfast Recipes 

Breakfast Blondies

Breakfast Blondies

Cookies, blondies in particular, are one of my guilty pleasures. I couldn’t resist creating a healthy blondie recipe with less sugar and more fiber.  To avoid a dry and crumbly cookie, I included applesauce as an ingredient, which creates a moist texture.  Adding honey to decrease the sugar content provided the perfect amount of sweetness. The oats and chia seeds add a healthy amount of fiber.  Chia seeds also offer omega-3s, protein and calcium, making these decadent cookies a well-balanced snack or breakfast bar for kids and adults on-the-go.

Ingredients

(servings 16)

  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • ½ c dark brown sugar
  • 1 c applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/3 c honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 c gluten free oat flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 c old fashioned rolled oats (gluten free optional)
  • 2 teaspoons chia seeds
  • 1/3 c dark chocolate chips (milk chocolate optional)

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9x9-baking pan with parchment paper and lightly coat with cooking spray.

2. Using an electric mixer, blend together the butter and sugar. Add the applesauce, honey, eggs, and vanilla. 

3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the oat flour, salt, baking powder, and oats. 

4. Add oat flour mixture to the wet ingredients until just combined. Then fold in the chia seeds and chocolate chips. 

5. Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan.

6. Bake until golden (approximately 25 minutes) or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.

7. Allow pan to cool completely before cutting into squares.

~Healthy Happy Eating!

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