How to make Breakfast Blondies
Cookies, blondies, in particular, are one of my guilty pleasures. I couldn’t resist creating a nutritious 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 bars a well-balanced breakfast bar or snack for adults and kids on-the-go.
16 bars / 1 bar per serving
- 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted, melted
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 cup applesauce, unsweetened
- 1/8 cup honey
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup gluten-free oat flour
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup gluten-free old fashioned rolled oats
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 cup chocolate chips (set aside ¼ c for topping)
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a 9x9-baking pan with cooking spray.
- Using an electric mixer, blend together the butter and sugar. Add the applesauce, honey, eggs, and vanilla. Mix well.
- In a separate bowl, combine the oat flour, salt, baking powder, and oats.
- Add oat flour mixture to the wet ingredients until just combined. Then fold in the chia seeds and chocolate chips.
- Transfer batter to the prepared baking pan.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
- Allow pan to cool completely before cutting into squares.
- Best served cold!