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Cannellini Bean Blondies | Sponsored by USA Pulses


1 cup cannellini beans, drained
1 medium egg
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup dark brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup mini dark chocolate chips

Serves 6


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Into a food processor, place the cannellini beans, egg, butter, dark brown sugar, vanilla. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute, and set aside.

3. Into a medium bowl, whisk the flour, salt, and baking powder.

4. Fold the bean mixture into the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add the chocolate chips into the batter, or reserve them for the top of the blondies.

5. Prepare a 9 x 9-inch baking pan by lining it with parchment paper.

6. Using a silicone spatula, add in the blondie batter and smooth it out to the edges of the pan. (Sprinkle with chocolate chips, if using on top.)

7. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool completely before cutting blondies into squares and serving. Makes 12 blondies.