Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies

April 9, 2017
Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies

I had no idea what blondies were a few months ago. Seriously! I’d heard the name floating around, but didn’t know what they actually were. Some time past and I found myself wanting to make some brownies without using chocolate. I found myself thinking, “I wonder what I could call them… Surely not whities!” One spontaneous thought aftwards: Boom! Blondies! Of course. That’s how these Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies came into being.

Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies

I can speak for most when it comes to loving hazelnuts, so I had this idea to use hazelnut meal to give it a nice hazelnutty flavour. I’ve used hazelnut in brownies before, it’s a combination straight from heaven! Hazelnut meal could be hard to come by although it’s easy to make your own. We just blended 1 cup of hazelnuts in our powerful little blender (a food processor would also do the job) and voila, -> hazelnut meal! <- I have also used almond meal in this recipe. For the true nutters out there you can just use all hazlenut meal to satisfy your cravings.

Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies

Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies
I made some Black Bean Brownies a few weeks ago so I thought I’d try cannellini beans for these blondies. They worked really well and give a nice fudgy consistency.
Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies

Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies

Which would you bite first – Blondies or Brownies? Let us know in the comments!

Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies

Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

For a chocolate free version of brownies, try out these Hazelnut Choc Chip Blondies! 

  • 1 cup hazelnuts ground finely
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1 400g tin cannelinni beans drained
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cacao butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup choc chips plus extra to sprinkle on top, if desired
  1. Mix all ingredients except the choc chips in a food processor. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the choc chips. Scoop mixture into a brownie tin. Sprinkle extra choc chips on top (if desired)

  2. Bake in a fan forced oven at 180℃ for 25 to 30 minutes or until slightly browned on top. Let cool and then slice into squares and enjoy! 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Laurel April 11, 2017 at 12:49 am

    These blondies look DIVINE! I love love the healthy ingredients. I have recently started baking more with beans, and cannot wait to make these blondies!

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