With Christmas round the corner and these autumn-ish wintry days always give me the mood for baking. I used to bake a lot before becoming more health conscious with what I eat. My favourite has always been these naughty Easter Blondies. I’m more of a blondies person as I find brownies too heavy and sweet for me, and of course, blondies are basically a big slab of cookie!
Being back on a fitness track, I have been finding ways to eat more protein and eating more (which I find it hard because I get full quite easily) so I created these protein treats for me to snack on instead. Each bite is full of delicious flavours and are grain free, gluten free, and dairy free!
Purple Balance has kindly send me a pouch of their Raw Omega Protein Powders, by itself, it has a nice caramel notes and not overly powering. They also do these amazing snack bars and my favourite is their lemon pie flavour which tastes like lemon tart but without the sickening sweetness.
1 Medium Sized Banana (126g)
65g Meridian Almond Butter
50g Biona Rice Syrup
420g Tesco Canned Chickpeas, Drained
30g Purple Balance Raw Omega Protein Powder
1 tsp Vanilla Essense
85g Conscious Raw Chocolate 70%
1. Preheat oven to 180C and line a 8×8 inch baking tray with baking paper
2. In a food processor, add in your bananas, chickpeas, almond butter, vanilla essence and rice syrup and blend until it is smooth.
3. Add in your protein powder and let the food processor blend again
4. Remove the food processor bowl from its stand and fold in 80% of the chocolate
5. Scoop the batter into your baking tray and spread it evenly and top it off with the remaining 20% of the chocolate.
6. Bake for 20min and let it cool on a wire rack for at least 10 min before cutting it (and share).
*Store in an airtight container in the fridge up to a week.
I also took the liberty to calculate the Macaros based on 16 servings using the ingredients I have mentioned. Each bar has 111kcal, 13g Carbs, 3g Fat, 6g Protein, 2g Sugar. Please only use this as a guide as each brand’s product differ from one another.