Food File: Chocolate chip quinoa blondies

Ok, so remember that (yummy) sneak peek I gave you on Monday? In an effort to eat less sweets (does this makes sense?) and healthier, I’ve been avoiding buying (and eating) my regular Tim Tams (have you ever tried them? so good! and so dangerous!) and sweets overall. I’ve cut my sweets intake in more than half for two weeks now and it feels amazing. I don’t even crave them as I used to. It’s like I just turned off a switch.

But, when Tiffany posted this recipe two weeks ago (just before I decided to cut the “over indulgences”), I really wanted to give it try (how delicious it looks?)….the only thing was that I don’t like peanut butter desserts. So, when I spotted almond butter at the grocery the other day, I knew I was giving this recipe a try, with some minor modifications, of course 😉

Instead of a skillet, you end up with…let’s call them “healthy” blondies and they are so good! So now, since I’m trying to eat healthier, I’m swapping my go-to blondies recipe for this one which believe it or not, it’s packed with quinoa and healthy grains. Thanks Tiff! 🙂

What you need:
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup light brown sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup quinoa flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt1 1/2 cups 5 grain mix (I use this one)
3/4 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup almond butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

What to do:
Whisk the butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla in a large bowl. Then add the flour, baking soda, and salt. Lastly the grain mix. Spread the mixture on a small baking pan. Mix the condensed milk and almond butter and spread it over. Then sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
Bake for about 25-30 min, or until top is golden brown.
Let cool and enjoy!