This Peanut Butter Blondie recipe is naturally gluten-free and is sweetened with honey for a healthy dessert. I love that they are flour-less, and oil and dairy-free! If avoiding peanuts, I am sure it would taste good with another nut butter like almond butter – but I have not tried that yet. If you do so, let me know how it goes!
1 cup all-natural peanut butter (preferably organic, no added ingredients or sugar)
1/3 cup honey
1 whole egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, plus coarse salt if desired as a topping
Preheat oven to 350F and line an 8" or 9" square pan with parchment paper. (Pro Tip: Grease the pan with a little spray oil first to help keep the parchment paper in place when you add the batter)
In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, honey, egg, salt and baking soda and stir well, until a thick and sticky batter has formed. Fold in the dark chocolate chips, if using.
Use a spatula to pour the batter into the prepared pan, then use it to smooth the top.
Sprinkle coarse sea salt over the top of the batter, if desired. (I highly recommend it!)
Bake at 350ºF until the top is a light golden brown, about 20 minutes. Let the blondies cool completely, as they are very fragile when warm, then cut into squares and serve.
Store them in the fridge in an airtight container, for a firm texture and longer shelf life.
If you want to try a different spin on this, try the chickpea version - so yummy!
📖 Recipe credit: @detoxinista