Saturday was a super exciting day. The amazing Loren from Sweet Loren’s was in town for Expo West, and she made a pit-stop at the WeekNight Bite kitchen to share another one of her ridiculously delicious creations with us. Remember the Double Chocolate Oatmeal Chunkers from last year? Those were the best cookies ever. And now I have another mind-blowing recipe for you. Paleo Chocolate Chip Blondies. Heaven!
For those of you who are yet to try out Sweet Loren’s baked goods – let me give you the low-down on her awesome company. Sweet Loren’s ready-to-bake desserts are completely and totally all-natural – they only use whole, unrefined ingredients and never have any preservatives. If you look at the ingredients on her label, you won’t find any words that you can’t pronounce – that’s always one of the first things I like to scope out when I’m grocery shopping! Loren is all about living a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle (just like all of you WNB readers!) and she doesn’t sacrifice any of her health values when it comes to her company. Gotta love that. She’s a huge inspiration and her company is growing like crazy – right now Sweet Loren’s is in the frozen section at Whole Foods on the East Coast, and you best believe you’ll see her products in Whole Foods NATIONWIDE in the near future! Until then, you can order online and OBVIOUSLY you can make her recipes that she’s sharing exclusively with WeekNight Bite!
So let’s get serious about these blondies. I’m so sad that we ran out of them so quickly. The whole batch lasted less than 24 hours – granted I had some friends in town and everyone was dying over them. They are THAT good. Even my fiancé who doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth couldn’t resist… I came home on Sunday looking for that last blondie and someone… ahem… had already finished them off. You won’t believe how healthy these Paleo Blondies are and how they are completely packed with healthy ingredients. The only ingredient sweetening these blondies is all-natural honey (plus chocolate chips!) and they’re totally grain-free, made with a base of finely ground almonds. If you love undercooked chocolate chip cookies, you’re going to fall head over heels with these blondies. I know they sound too good to be true, but check out the recipe – here’s all you need to make these amazing treats:
3 cups blanced, finely ground almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt, plus some flakey sea salt for sprinkling on top
1 tsp ground cinnamon
½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
½ cup melted coconut oil
1/2 cup honey, maple syrup, or Just Date Syrup
2 organic eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup dark chocolate chips
Optional: one cup halved walnuts or pecans
Makes 22-24 blondies (suggested serving 1-2, easier said than done!)
TIP: you can store the blondies frozen in an airtight Tupperware or ziplock for easy portion-control treats... Just heat 1-2 at a time when the sweet tooth comes calling! They will last 2 months frozen.
Are you drooling yet? I am... in fact, I think I need to go make another batch of these right now. This time I’ll definitely separate them into portion-controlled zip-locks and limit myself to just one (ok, two) at a time!
Big thank you to Sweet Loren’s, who never fails to come up with super healthy, creative and unbelievably delicious recipes!
Have a sweet week!
July 28th, 2016
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Lindsay is a Holistic Nutritionist who lives for a great meal, a beautiful farmers market, daily matcha lattes, and homemade chocolate chip cookies. Weeknight Bite is Lindsay's happy place where her nutrition practice, simple recipes, and wellness tips come together to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life.