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White Bean Blondies

White Bean Blondies!

8 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup Sucanat
1 1/2 cup pureed white beans of your choice (homemade beans how-to here)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup oat bran
1 cup white whole wheat flour
1 cup chocolate chips, optional

1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.
2. Grease the bottom, not the sides, of a 9 by 13-inch baking pan.
3. Over medium low heat melt the butter and Sucanat in a saucepan. Remove from heat and let cool slightly. Stir in the beans, vanilla, maple syrup, eggs, and salt.
4. Add the oat bran and flour and stir until just mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips, if using, then pour the entire mixture into the prepared baking pan.
5. Bake for 30 to 33 minutes, until a tester comes out clean. Allow to cool completely in pan before cutting.

Makes 3 dozen, 2-inch blondies

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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8:58PM PDT on Apr 14, 2014

This is certainly a recipe to try out.

5:28PM PDT on Apr 19, 2013

Must try.

11:30AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Being linked from a vegan article I thought that these recipes would be vegan. How dissapointing!

3:24PM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Sounds yummyy!!

1:30AM PST on Dec 9, 2012

I have another:
FALSE CHESNUT PUREE
500 gr white beans cooked, 150 gr ground walnuts, 150 gr sugar, a little rum and vanilla extract

6:40PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012

yum

12:50PM PST on Mar 7, 2012

Interesting recipe. Thanks for posting.

2:39PM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Thank you

12:01PM PDT on Aug 31, 2011

sounds good

9:29AM PDT on Aug 16, 2011

Hmm... interesting!

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