Just letting you know that these perfectly spicy-sweet, protein backed bars are sponsored by Danskin Now!
These protein-packed, healthy gingerbread blondies are butter/oil free, gluten free and only 70 calories! A secret ingredient keeps them SO dense and chewy so they’re the perfect spicy-sweet holiday dessert!
We interrupt your regular programming for DESSERT.
I mean, we’ve been eating A LOT of Thanksgiving side dishes the past 2 weeks: Apple raisin easy gluten free stuffing, paleo sweet potato casserole in the slow cooker, healthy vegan green bean casserole and even cauliflower mashed potatoes.
Don’t worry, more are coming. I am not leaving you ANYWHERE close to high and dry in the mandatory “must have 100 side dish options on my Thanksgiving table” area of your life.
BUTBUTBUTBUT, as much as we say it’s all about the sides, it’s also ALL about the dessert.
If I went to a T-Day feast and I didn’t see any paleo pecan pie bars or pumpkin pie?
Sorry Grandma. Don’t care how good your easy gluten free stuffing is. This girls WANTS SOME SWEET.
Enter these insanely dense, chewy blondies that are going to make your spicy-sweet, cozy, fall-food loving face GO WILD.
And, even better, they’ll make those stretchy pants, that are looming in your back “things I don’t want to have to wear, but my real life brain tells me to keep them because FOOD” corner of your closet, AWAY.These #Healthy Gingerbread Blondies are only 70 calories! @Danskin #DanskinNow #FitForEverythingClick To Tweet
We’re talkin’ 70 CALORIES of protein-PACKED pure gingerbready glory.
Your inner healthy dessert loving self REJOICES.
Of course, Thanksgiving is still a few weeks away. Which means, if you’re anything like me (which you are) there is a negative zero percent chance that you can wait for chewy, dense blondies that hit your taste buds with cozy-warm vibes to enter the vicinity of your face.
I highly suggest taking these for a trial run before the big day by using them as your next POST WORKOUT MEAL.
Blondies after the gym with a protein smoothie? BEST POST WORKOUT SNACK EVERRRR.
You know how I know this? I TESTED IT FOR YOU. I even ate 3 blondies just to make sure the post workout timing felt right in my HEART.
I mean, I wouldn’t want to recommend something to you that wasn’t soul-satisfying. Quality control my friends.
Then came home and these blondies x 3? KILLED me. IN the sense of “yum and delicious and gingery-cinnamon warmth filling my tummy while creamy GREEK yogurt fueled my muscles at the SAME TIME.”
Run on sentences truly are the best sentences don’t you think?
Let’s also discuss the fact that beyond being tummy satisfying, waistline pleasing AND buff-building, like last year’s mint paleo gluten free chocolate cake and healthy gluten free chocolate chip cookies, they’re with made AVOCADO (no butter or oil here peeps!) so we can add “heart healthy” to the list of crazy amazing things that these addicting little bites of seasonal goodness are packin’.
Keepin’ fit for the holidays? I VOTE YES.
A-L-S-O. One bowl. Which is not even a bowl. It’s a food processor. <– Ie: the food processor basically makes these FOR YOU. You don’t’ even need to MIX.
Told ya you wouldn’t be waiting until T-day to make gingerbread protein blondies a reality in your blondie-lacking-right-now-real-life.
Healthy Gingerbread Blondies
- 1/2 Cup Avocado mashed (122g)
- 1/2 Cup Non-fat Vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1 Large egg
- 1/2 Cup Coconut sugar
- 3 Tbsp Molasses
- 1/2 Cup Coconut flour sifted (43g) *Read notes
- 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp Baking soda
- 1/2 tsp Baking powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Ground cloves
- 1/4 tsp Ground allspice
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper, leaving a small overhang to use as a handle to lift the bars out of the pan.
- Add the avocado, Greek yogurt, egg, coconut sugar and molasses into a food processor and blend until well combined, scraping the sides as necessary.
- Add in the the rest of the ingredients and blend until smooth and combined, scraping down the side as needed. Make sure to get any coconut flour that might stick to the blade of the food processor!
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread out evenly. Let it stand for 5 minutes so the coconut flour begins absorbing the liquid.
- Bake until browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 30 minutes.
- Immediately transfer the pan to the refrigerator and let them set until cool COMPLETELY.
- Once cooled, slice and DEVOUR!
Recipe Notes*Please make sure to weigh your flour to get perfect results, as different brands can equal different measurements for the same weight.
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Weight Watchers Points Per Serving: Points+: 2. Old Points: 1. SmartPoints: 2
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