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This healthy whole-wheat blondie recipe makes a batch of plain blondies. For a classic taste, fold in toasted pecans and chocolate chips, or have fun experimenting with new blondie flavor combinations like coconut-almond, hazelnut-espresso or even bacon-date.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2015


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2 hrs 40 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil, allowing it to slightly overhang opposite edges. Coat with cooking spray.

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook, swirling often, until fragrant and starting to brown, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Whisk in brown sugar; let cool for 15 minutes.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl.

  • Whisk eggs and vanilla into the cooled butter mixture until well combined. Add the flour mixture in 2 additions, gently folding until just combined. Evenly spread the batter into the prepared pan.

  • Bake the blondies until light brown around the edges, 18 to 22 minutes. They will appear slightly underbaked in the center, but will firm up as they cool. Let cool completely in the pan on a wire rack, about 2 hours. To cut, grab the overhanging parchment or foil and transfer the whole batch to a cutting board, then cut into 24 bars.


Make Ahead Tip: Cover and store airtight for up to 3 days; freeze for up to 3 months.

Try white whole-wheat flour in place of all-purpose flour in baked goods. It's made from hard white wheat berries, which makes it lighter in color and flavor than regular whole-wheat flour, but with the same nutritional properties. Look for it near other whole-grain flours. For the best flavor, store it airtight in the freezer.

To Cut Perfect Bars: Grab the overhanging parchment or foil and transfer the whole batch to a cutting board, then cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 blondie
103 calories; protein 1.6g; carbohydrates 14.7g; dietary fiber 0.8g; sugars 9.1g; fat 4.2g; saturated fat 2.6g; cholesterol 25.7mg; vitamin a iu 140.8IU; folate 2.2mcg; calcium 22.5mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 1.6mg; potassium 30.7mg; sodium 77.9mg; added sugar 9g.

1/2 starch, 1/2 other carbohydrate, 1/2 fat