I had trouble classifying this deep dish blondie pie. Blondies are normally categorized as desserts or snacks. I felt this pie would make a nice breakfast. I made this deep dish blondie pie one morning and I couldn’t resist a slice. Then again, I luck out of having self control to anything baked fresh out of the oven. Perhaps calling this blondie pie “healthy” can be a far stretch. After all, there’s still sugar and chocolate chips. But in comparison to your standard blondies—with their plethora of butter, eggs, and white flour—this version is a much healthier alternative, while still tasting just as sacrilegious. Plus, you get lots of fiber and protein from the oats and white beans, akin to the ingredients used in my Chocolate Lover’s Brownie Tart. I was, however, advised against eating anything heavy with protein the first thing in the morning. Having said that, I assigned this dish under the breakfast and dessert breakfast. If you want to impress your friends, neighbors, and families this a (not so) sinful dessert/snack/breakfast, this deep dish blondie pie will have everyone raving about it. If blended well,especially the beans, you won’t be able to detect the flavors of these ingredients. This deep dish blondie pie is a real crowd-pleaser, especially among people who aren’t accustomed to eating healthy desserts. I love Hubby’s Blondies but a healthier adaption is always appreciated. And so the dessert rehab commences from hereon! Now that I got myself super-pumped, I may dedicate the next couple of blog posts to healthy desserts 🙂
P.S.: In case you are wondering, I did not include nor make a pie crust for this recipe. I felt like being remiss in not providing one.
For this recipe, you will need:
- 2 cups of cooked white beans or chickpeas
- 1 cup of white whole wheat or oat flour
- 1/4 cup of unsweetened applesauce
- 1/4 cups of oats or grounded walnuts
- 4 tablespoons of oil
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla
- 2 teaspoons of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of bittersweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Blend everything (except the chocolate chips) very well in a good food processor. Mix in chips, and pour into an greased deep dish pan. 35-40 minutes. Let stand at least 10 minutes before removing from the pan or cutting into slices.
Yields 8 servings