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Lower-Sugar Walnut Blondies

Whether you are a "health nut" or simply trying to make more balanced choices when it comes to desserts, these walnut blondies are a must-try! Decadent chocolate, crunchy nuts, sweet maple. Are you drooling yet?

Believe it or not, these walnut blondies are much lower in sugar than original blondies. Sweetened with dark chocolate and pure maple syrup, and using almond flour, they won't taste like a diabetes-friendly substitute for traditional blondies.

What these walnut blondies lack in sugar content, they make up in wholesome flavor. These treats are abundant in omega-3s from walnuts. Satisfy your sweet tooth and keep your blood glucose levels in check.

Makes 12-16 servings
Serving Size: 1 square
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients for lower-sugar walnut blondies

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tbsp plant-based butter
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 3 eggs
  • Pinch of salt

Directions for lower-sugar walnut blondies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a small bowl, add butter and soften. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine almond flour, rolled oats, walnuts, chocolate, salt, and baking powder. Mix until fully incorporated.
  4. Add eggs to the flour mixture. Mix until combined.
  5. Add butter, maple syrup, and vanilla extract to the mixture. Mix until fully incorporated.
  6. In a greased 9x13-inch baking pan, pour the batter. Bake until golden brown, approximately 30 to 35 minutes.
  7. Let cool. Cut into squares and enjoy!

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 160
  • carbohydrate: 12g
  • fat: 11g
  • fiber: 2g
  • potassium: 117mg
  • protein: 5g
  • saturated fat: 2g
  • sodium: 50mg
  • sugar: 5g

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