Low Fat Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

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Low Fat Peanut Butter Cup Blondies

A healthier Peanut Butter Cup Blondie?  Yes, its possible!  Less sugar, less fat, but still the blondie flavor I love!  They are also gluten free (Yes, Reese Peanut Butter Cups are gluten free).  If your not a fan of peanut butter cups, you could substitute for your favorite chocolate bar.  You don’t need much, a few of the fun sized bars chopped up is plenty.  You still get the flavor, but it keeps the calories down.

 

Low Fat Peanut Butter Cup Blondies
 
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Makes 16 squares
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Recipe type: Snack
Yield: 16 bars
Ingredients
  • 1¼ cup oat flour*
  • ½ cup stevia baking formula (or 12-14 packets of stevia)
  • ½ cup sucanat (palm coconut sugar, or another raw brown sugar)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • 3 Tbsp mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup natural peanut butter (smooth or chunky)
  • ¼ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened vanilla Almond Breeze (or milk of choice)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites (I used carton egg whites)
  • 4 fun size Reese peanut butter cups (or 2½ large ones), roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Spray an 8x8 pan with cooking spray.
  2. In one bowl mix together oat flour, stevia, baking powder, salt & chocolate chips.
  3. In a separate bowl, lightly beat egg & egg whites, add sucanat, vanilla, applesauce & milk.  Whisk until sugar dissolved.  Add in peanut butter and mix until blended.
  4. Add the wet mixture to the dry and stir until combined.
  5. Pour into prepared pan and place peanut butter cup pieces on top.
  6. Bake for 19-20 minutes until firm to the touch and a toothpick comes almost clean.
Notes
* To make oat flour, just grind up old fashioned or quick oats in a blender or food processor.
Nutrition
Serving size: 1 square Calories: 112 Fat: 5 g Carbs: 17 g Sugar: 8 g Sodium: 70 mg Fiber: 3 g Protein: 3.5 g