Sweet As Sugar.

Dear grocery stalker, did you seriously just ask for my number at a grocery store?

While I was working?

Oh, and that’s after you complimented me on my European “features,” tried my samples, and then swung back around 5 minutes later for a phone number.

Why did I cave?

Because I’m nice I tell you…that’s why.

Too nice, maybe?

I mean, don’t get me wrong.

I want to find myself a guy, but seriously, this grocery thing has gone too far.

I would overlook it if it didn’t happen ALL THE TIME.

And while I’m working?!!!

Side note: I should wear caked on make-up 24/7…apparently it keeps the creepers at bay.

Every guy just loves to chat me up sans no make up…au natural.

Whatever. I’m sticking to no makeup.

I’m also sticking to these.

Well, at least this stuff is sticking to my gut.

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Or maybe the inside of my nose because I seriously face planted into this batter.

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Because it’s vegan, gluten-free, and paleo!

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Dear Lawd, how do I come up with this stuff?

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Thank goodness I didn’t have a bag of these with me while I was working…my blondies bring all the boys to the yard?

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Yup, yup.

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These should be against the law they are sooooo good. 🙂

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They are seriously melt in your mouth.

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Super creamy and decadent and oh so

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chocolate-y.

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Did I mention they are health(ier)?

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I should write a cookbook called desserts in disguise…you may think that chocolate cake has a ja-zillion calories

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nut nope, it has magical powers…gluten-free, vegan, and/or paleo magical powers.

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These babies are amazingly good at curing your sweet cravings.

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If you are me…I have sweet teeth 24/7.

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But you knew this.

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Thank goodness we are back to our regularly scheduled programming here on the blog.

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I couldn’t look at one more “green” thing.

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This is definitely not salad.

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Or vegetables.

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Can I get an Amen?

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Life is always sweet with things like these.

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Chocolate chips are my life.

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Be jealous.

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I’ll never understand the male brain 🙂

5.0 from 1 reviews
Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Blondies with Sea Salt
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Recipe type: Dessert, Bars, Blondies
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12-16
 
Flour-less, vegan blondies chock full of banana almond butter, bananas, and chocolate chips. You'd never know they are healthy!
Ingredients
  • 2 large, ripe bananas
  • ½ c. creamy almond butter (I used my homemade Toasted Coconut Banana Almond Butter...see recipe index)
  • ⅓ pure maple syrup
  • 2 t. pure vanilla extract
  • ¼ c. coconut flour
  • ¼ t. baking powder
  • ¼ t. baking soda
  • ½ t. fine sea salt
  • ½ c. vegan chocolate chips, plus extra for topping
  • coarse sea salt, for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8x8 in. square baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Put every thing except the chocolate chips in a food processor and process on high until a smooth batter forms. (Side note: best thing about this stuff is that it's vegan, totally eat some of it raw...delish!)
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  4. Spread batter evenly into the prepared pan and top with extra chocolate chips, I used about an additional ¼ c.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the bars comes out clean.
  6. Let cool completely, cut into even squares, and sprinkle each blondie with a pinch of coarse sea salt.
  7. Don't forget a tall glass of almond milk goes amazingly well with these!

Nutritional Facts (per 1/16th of recipe): Calories: 132, Total Fat: 11.9 g (1.9g of saturated fat), Total Carb: 16.6g, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Sugars: 9.9g, Protein: 1.4g

MANGIA!!!

Comments

  1. i gotta say, im totally obsessed with your blog. mostly because the photos make me want to eat my screen, and you seem pretty hilarious and awesome. keep it up!

    • Chelsy says:

      Gillian! Thank you so much. I’m so flattered. Love your blog, must try those pumpkin bars asap! Also, love that you are studying holistic nutrition. Have you finished yet? I have been playing around with going to IIN, but never found out about tuition. How is it going for you? Would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

      • Thanks- I’ve been really terrible about updating it- its been a WHILE! I’ve been meaning to get back on the blogging bandwagon..

        I did IIN a couple of years ago now, and to be honest, haven’t done much with it. I work in the fitness industry, and definitely use some of the knowledge I gained while in the program, but for me it probably wasn’t the best choice- I am a very visual learner, and the bulk of the curriculum is via lectures on an Ipod. If I had to do it all over again, I would probably choose Bauman… That said, i know a couple of people that completed IIN and have done really really well with it!

  2. great healthy recipe! look forward to trying them!

  3. Holy wow! This is going immediately onto my “what to make with over-ripe bananas” list! Move aside banana bread, move aside.

    P.s.- I love your plates! So pretty!

  4. made these this weekend. OH. MY. GOD. new favorite.. and i only added about 1/4 cup maple syrup and they were still perfectly sweet and delicious.

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