Peanut Butter Quinoa Blondies

My birthday was yesterday. I've turned another year older. I decided what better way to celebrate my birthday than by eating dessert (all day). Because, really, how else do you celebrate another year of life?

I have always loved blondies. In fact, I like them more than brownies because I like chocolate...but not too much chocolate. When I was little, my grandma use to make me chocolate chip cookies, but she would leave the chocolate chips out, just for me! I just wasn't a big fan of chocolate back then. THANK GOODNESS things have changed and now I love chocolate. But, still, I can only handle a certain amount of it before I am in chocolate overload.

This recipe was based off a recipe from that I've had for years. The original recipe calls for almond butter and regular chocolate chips, but I decided to mix things up. I took this recipe and put my own spin on it. It was a hit. Make this recipe and help me celebrate my birthday!


  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup smooth or crunchy peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup egg whites
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup quinoa flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat butter and peanut butter in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in egg whites, brown sugar and vanilla.
  3. Mix quinoa flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips.
  5. Spread the batter evenly into the pan.
  6. Bake for 25 to 35 minutes. Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes. 
  7. Enjoy.

*Note: You can make your own quinoa flour by putting quinoa into a food processor or blender and blending until it's a fine powder.

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