This whole-grain bacon (yes, bacon!) and date blondie recipe has half the amount of brown sugar and butter as a traditional recipe and is made with 100% whole-wheat flour. The results: scrumptious toffee-flavored treats with fewer calories and less added sugars per serving.
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.
127 calories; protein 2.5g; carbohydrates 17.8g; dietary fiber 1.1g; sugars 11.7g; fat 5.2g; saturated fat 2.9g; cholesterol 28.3mg; vitamin a iu 142.1IU; folate 3mcg; calcium 24.4mg; iron 1.2mg; magnesium 4.1mg; potassium 70.9mg; sodium 118.5mg; added sugar 9g.