Butternut Squash Blondies

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For anyone wondering, blondies are like brownies but are vanilla based rather than chocolate based.

This time, we will be healthifying this sweet and nicely spiced recipe by substituting a healthy amount of  butternut squash and applesauce for sugar and oil.

Ingredients: – 

  • 150g oat flakes
  • 60g brown sugar
  • 200g butternut squash, cooked
  • 100g applesauce (boiled apples, mashed)
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ginger
  • 60ml vanilla soy milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of pink himalayan salt
  • handful of pecans, chopped (optional)

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Directions:- 

  • Preheat oven at 180 degrees celsius
  • In a food processor, blend the oat flakes, spices, sugar, salt, baking powder and baking soda to a fine flour consistency. Set aside
  • Blend together the butternut squash, applesauce, vanilla soy milk into a fine puree
  • In a bowl, gently fold in the wet mixture into the dry one
  • Mix in the pecans (optional)
  • Pour the mixture in a lined baking dish and bake for 45 minutes.

Side Note: –

If you don’t have butternut squash at hand, you can use pumpkin instead.

These blondies can be enjoyed as a healthy snack or dessert or even be taken for breakfast; can be made in advance, then have a slice (or two) for breakfast at work or school.

Even though this recipe is oil-free, the blondies will still be moist and fudgy – right how they should be!

Enjoy!

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Author: Ramona Debono

Plant-based human with a passion for cooking, baking (and eating). A firm believer that food should nourish your body, and satisfy the soul.

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