How to make it

  • 1. Place dates in a shallow bowl. Pour warm water over them to just cover. Let stand for 1 to 4 hours. Then scoop the dates out with a slotted spoon, leaving the liquid behind.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper, greasing the top of the paper and bottom and sides of the pan.
  • 3. Lightly spoon flours into a measuring cup and level with a knife. Place flours, baking soda, guar gum and salt in a bowl, whisking to combine. Set aside.
  • 4. Combine soaked dates, oil or shortening, eggs, honey, and vanilla in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Mix until smooth. Add dry ingredients and blend only enough to combine. Scrape batter into a bowl and fold in chocolate chips. Batter will be stiff like cookie dough. (If you don’t have a food processor, purée dates, honey, eggs, and vanilla in blender until smooth. Pour mixture into a bowl. Stir in dry ingredients and then chocolate chips.)
  • 5. Spread batter into prepared pan and bake for 24 to 30 minutes on middle rack of preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean or with only a few crumbs. Allow blondies to cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Then turn onto a rack to cool completely before cutting. Store in a covered container until used.
  • Variations
  • For Egg-Free Blondies
  • replace 2 eggs with ¼ cup Ener-G egg replacer mixed with ¼ cup hot water. Whisk until smooth and gooey. Add to the wet ingredients in step 4 and proceed with recipe as instructed.
  • For Raisin Blondies,
  • replace 1 cup chocolate chips with 1 cup raisins or use ½ cup raisins or dried cranberries + ½ cup coarsely chopped, lightly toasted green pumpkin seeds or almonds, walnuts or pecans, if tolerated.
  • notes:
  • . Soaked dates stand in for brown sugar, adding a sweet taste without refined sugar. They blend in so well, you won’t even notice. Like most coconut flour desserts, these bars taste even better after 24 hours in a covered container.

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    " It was excellent "
    markgraaff ate it and said...
    Heaven in your mouth
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    " It was excellent "
    markgraaff ate it and said...
    Peeta I made this and it was heaven in my mouth
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  • twilightrose 7 years ago
    I'm going to have to bake these up this weekend. YUM. Thanks for sharing so many wonderful GF recipes Peeta! I always come back to yours.
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  • beatchica 8 years ago
    This looks AWESOME!
    I can't wait to try it!
    Thanks for the recipe.
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  • 22566 8 years ago
    Thank-you Peeta,for this very nice recipe.

    Kind Regards

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    " It was excellent "
    cuzpat ate it and said...
    Yummy!!!!!! watch out for those e-mail recipes they can be good!!
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    " It was excellent "
    sufia ate it and said...
    yummy dessert thnk u my frn 4 posting it!! 5 forks!
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    " It was excellent "
    stalwart ate it and said...
    This is a 5 fork yummm-O dessert recipe.
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