It’s the beginning of April, and spring is here! The birds will be chirping, sun shining and our plants sprouting! Well, that’s what we all thought.
Mother Nature had quite a spring surprise, covering us with her humor and quite a dusting of powdered sugar, also known as snow. Cold, wet, unwanted but pretty snow. Everywhere. All day long.
While I was fortunate enough to be home enjoying a day inside with my pups and a warm fire, I definitely would have preferred sunshine on my face and an iced coffee in hand. That was not the day that was meant to be had, but I hope to see some in the future!
Despite that, I am grateful for the day that I was given. I cleaned, organized and rearranged furniture all day long. I lit the most wonderfully scented candles, drank hot coffee, and enjoyed being enclosed in my little nest. Cozy, warm, blessed and happy would be words I would use to describe today. The only thing that would have made today better is having my mister home with me.
Since he wasn’t, I decided to make him something delicious and sweet for when he got home. Sweets for my sweetie! Too corny? Moving on…
These Blondies are full of flavor, yet healthy for you! They will definitely satisfy your sweet tooth craving without making you feel guilty. In my book that equals perfection!
Paleo/Low Carb Chocolate Chip Blondies
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup any nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew, sunflower)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup sweetener of choice (honey, agave, maple syrup, coconut sugar or swerve)
- 4 oz of your favorite chocolate (dark, milk, white, sugar-free, etc)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper, spray with nonstick spray and put aside.
In a bowl, mix together nut butter, egg, coconut oil, vanilla and sweetener.
Then add almond flour, baking soda and salt. When fully combined, fold in your chocolate.
Spread evenly into prepared baking dish. Place into oven, bake for 20 minutes or until top is lightly browned.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. Then cut into 16 squares.