Cranberry Flax Blondies With White Chocolate Chunks
1 15 oz Can white beans, drained and thoroughly rinsed
3 Tb canola oil
1 Tb vanilla extract
1/2 cup tightly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup whole wheat flour (or any other type of flower)
1/2 Tsp baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 Cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup white chocolate chunks
1/3 Cup normal or golden flax seeds
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. In a food processor or with an immersion blender, puree the white beans until the are smooth and there are not lumps left.
3. Take the white bean puree and put it into a large bowl. Whisk in the eggs, vanilla, and oil until smooth.
4. Stir in the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt . Once incorporated the batter will look exactly like regular blondie batter.
5. Fold in the flax seeds, dried cranberries, and white chocolate chunks. Pour into an 8x8 inch cake pan and bake for 35-40 minutes.
6. Let the blondies cool thoroughly before eating. (they're way better after they cool overnight!)
Dried Cranberries- low in fat, and high in fiber!
Whole Wheat Flour- High in fiber, high in B1, B2, B3, E, folic acid, calcium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, and iron. Has a TON more nutrients than white flour.
Flax- High in fiber, antioxidants and healthy omega-3 fatty acids that help to lower bad cholesterol. Flax seeds contain lignans, a phytoestrogen that has been shown to have cancer-preventing properties. Flax seeds are also a great source of Vitamin E, minerals like manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium, vitamin B-6, and folates.
White Beans- High in protein and fiber, they contain molybdenum which helps detoxify the body, high in zinc, copper, magnesium, and contain skin-protecting antioxidants.