I don’t know if you noticed, but we aren’t huge dessert people in our household.  I keep my stash of dark chocolate squares, and Brian and Little Miss have been working on a huge bag of twizzlers that I won, but all in all we don’t eat a ton of sweets. (Unless it’s ice-cream, and that’s a whole other story!)

However, when I saw the recipe for White Bean Blondies on Mi Chiamo Candace, I had to give them a try!  I just happened to have some garbanzos already cooked that were leftover from something I had made earlier.  The thing that impressed me the most about this recipe was how absolutely easy it was to put together!  Little miss loved helping me whiz everything up in the food processor.

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I also loved that this recipe is gluten-free, provided you have gluten-free oats.  If not, I’m guessing you could leave them out entirely.  Little Miss already loves hummus, so getting her to eat garbanzos wasn’t a huge victory.  However, it did make a great breakfast sweet – the beans made it heartier than a muffin or something, so it stuck with you longer, which is nice. 

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It doesn’t spread while baking, so be sure to get it spread in the pan how you want it before you put it in the oven!  I thought the taste was amazingly good – I would have never guessed there were beans in there!  Little Miss loved them as well – this was the first time I’ve gotten her to eat coconut! 

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I definitely recommend giving these tasty morsels a try!

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23 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Blondies

  1. This sounds great!! I just found out I have a gluten allergy and I am gonna try this out! Thanks so much Little Miss! She is on her way to a fantastic cooking/baking career!

    Have a great week!

  2. My kids love hummus! I bet this would be a great hit! I’m excited to give it a try. Thank you for sharing it with us at Rub Some Dirt On It!

  3. This recipe looks wonderful. My sister needs gluten free food, so this would be great for her. My daughter loves garbanzos so she will like this. It seems delicious and healthy all at once!

  4. I’d have to leave the coconut out because I have never liked it but they really look oretty good

  5. Wow! This is certainly an interesting recipe. Thanks for the honest review and recommendation. I’ll pass this along to my husband. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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