Mother’s Day Blondies
With Mother's Day just around the corner, our friends at The Health Food Project, have shared with The Goodnight Co., the perfect Mother's Day recipe to delight mum! What better way to surprise mum, than by whipping up something yourself! The Health Food Project, also sell their own vegan, cruelty free and nutritious baking mixes, if you want to making baking at home, just that much easier. Check them out here: The Health Food Project
We know all mums really love when you put in the extra effort, so we at The Health Food Project have come up with an easy blondie recipe that you can make the day prior and share with her at breakfast. It’s not your usual breakfast in bed, but it does involve chocolate, so we’re pretty sure she’ll enjoy it. Plus, it’s Mother’s Day! She deserves to be spoilt.
We haven’t completely forgotten about nutrition though - this blondie is full of low GI ingredients and healthy fats, so you can feel extra good about eating chocolate for breakfast! Amazing!
You will need:
- 1/3 cup oat flour + 1/4 cup rolled oats
- 2/3 cup almond meal
- 1/4 cup cacao powder
- 1 cup nut butter (we used almond)
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1/4 cup rice malt syrup
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/3 cup almond milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips/cacao nibs (or both!), to taste
+ a handheld mixer
- Preheat oven to 150 degrees and line a 8 x 8 tin with baking paper.
- Pop the almond meal, oat flour, cacao powder, baking powder and rolled oats into a mixing bowl. Mix until combined (essential so that your baking powder is mixed through!) and set aside.
- Next, mix the almond butter, coconut sugar and vanilla until combined. You're looking to mix this until it is nice & creamy so we recommend a handheld mixer from the get go.
- Add the dry ingredients along with the milk, rice malt and coconut oil, and use the handheld mixer to combine until the mix just comes together.
- Stir through additions (we used chocolate chips + cacao nibs). Raspberries, blueberries, macadamias, or even dried berries work well too**
- Transfer this to your lined pan, press down and top with extra chocolate if you’d like, we did!
- Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden. Don’t over bake unless you want firmer blondies. Leave to cool in pan. Can you tell cooking time and cooling are vital?
- Remove from your tin once cooled and slice into 12 pieces, enjoy, or, share with mum!
**If using fresh fruit, we recommend adding to your blondie once the mix has been pressed into the prepared baking tin.
We love these refrigerated! They turn super fudgey and dense.