Since finding out I had candida almost a year ago, I’m always looking for new recipes to try. When I first went on the diet, I thought it was going to be so difficult. Luckily I’ve found so many recipes and substitutions at the grocery store that I don’t think I’m missing anything anymore. And these almond butter chocolate chip brownies are no exception. Honestly, these are some of the best blondies I’ve ever had and I’ve gotten so many compliments on them. Besides being candida diet friendly, they are also keto, paleo and vegan. The original recipe is from Detoxinista but I had to tweak it a little bit in order for me to eat them. Originally the recipe calls for 1/2 cup coconut sugar. I’m not allowed coconut sugar so decided to to raw honey.
When baking with honey, you usually half the amount. When I made these to bring to LA to visit Caitlin, who’s strictly vegan, I substituted monk fruit extract instead. I also used a 1/4 cup and cannot imagine using a 1/2 cup. Personally, I think it would be way too sweet.
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds (ground or regular both work)
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 cup creamy almond butter (I make my own from raw almonds).
- 1/4 cup honey (You can also use monk fruit, stevia, maple syrup, etc)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 1/2 teaspoon ground vanilla
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 salt
- 3/4 sugar free chocolate chips (I use Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips. They are stevia sweetened).
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 x 9 baking dish with parchment paper
- Mix together the chia seeds and water and set aside for a few minutes until it becomes gel like
- Add in the remaining ingredients except the chocolate chips and stir well.
- Fold in the chocolate chips
- Scoop into the baking dish and press down. It’s actually best if you wet your hands to do this.
- Bake for 2o minutes or until it’s golden brown.
- Let cool completely before cutting
These almond butter blondies are honestly amazing. I love making them since they are so easy. I’ve also gotten lots of compliments on them when I bring them places. If you make them and post them, tag me so I can see them. Especially if you don’t use honey!