Exploring a Healthy Way to Make Blondies

While we all enjoy the rich, creamy taste of desserts, most of us are concerned with their fatty and sugary ingredients. Can we replace the traditional ingredients of a dessert with more healthy ones while keeping the delicate and delicious taste of the dessert?  

Today, I tried two different approaches to make blondies:

Using Traditional Ingredients:

Flour, brown sugar, butter, white chocolate, vanilla extract, egg, baking soda, etc.

Flour, brown sugar, butter, white chocolate, vanilla extract, egg, baking soda, etc.

Experimenting with Healthier Ingredients:

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Replace brown sugar with coconut sugar; replace butter with almond butter/olive oil; replace traditional flour with coconut flour

All of the replacement ingredients are natural and are lower in fat than their traditional counterparts. For example, almond butter is a paste made by almonds that can mimic butter.

 

Bake at 350 F. for 20 minutes. Ready!

Bake at 350 F. for 20 minutes. Ready!

I served my blondies with a salted caramel sauce made by whisking granulated sugar, salt, and heavy whipping cream/butter or milk (to keep it healthier).

There are many ways to make delectable desserts with innovative ingredients. Be creative! You’ll always find a way to balance healthy habits and tangy tastes!

26 thoughts on “Exploring a Healthy Way to Make Blondies

  1. What a fun experiment Chris! I like the substitutions you chose–especially the almond butter. I imagine that would be quite delicious in a blondie along with the salted caramel 🙂 I find healthier versions even more appealing when the substitutions provide their own interesting flavours!

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