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Double Chocolate Chip Blondie Loaf Recipe

Not only will you get a dose of chocolatey goodness with each bite of these homemade blondies, but you’ll also get some pretty incredible health benefits. That said, this recipe may be one of the best chocolate chip blondie recipes ever!

Might as well bookmark this page so when you’re craving a blondie bars recipe or an easy chocolate chip-based healthy blondie recipe, it’ll be right here waiting for you!

Recipe Qualities

  • Chocolatey
  • Nutty
  • Sweet
  • Decadent

Ingredients

  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut oil
  • Almond flour

 

3 Health Benefits of This Double Chocolate Chip Blondie Loaf Recipe

1. May reduce risk for disease

Chia seeds pack a punch when it comes to their nutrition. They are high in fiber, antioxidants, and omega-3 fatty acids, which help to fight inflammation within the body.

We know by now that studies have shown inflammation is often linked to most illnesses. [1]

When your body is inflamed, it puts such a strain on your arteries and heart by making them do extra work.

So, when you reduce inflammation, you are reducing your risk for illnesses such as cardiovascular disease.

The omega-3 fatty acids and fiber in chia seeds help to regulate cholesterol levels by lowering LDL, or low-density lipoproteins (“bad” cholesterol), and raising HDL, or high-density lipoproteins (“good” cholesterol). To be clear, LDL and HDL are not types of cholesterol; they are what transports cholesterol.

HDL is produced in your liver and intestines. They’ve been dubbed as “good” because they round up all the cholesterol your body isn’t using and bring it back to your liver to be either recycled by your body or digested and eliminated.

HDL has protective and anti-inflammatory properties, so when your cholesterol levels are regulated (and you have the good cholesterol doing its job), the amount of inflammation in your body can decrease and reduce your chances of developing heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and even cancer. [2, 3, 4]

 

2. Gives your body an energy boost

Remember when all you heard on the news was how bad coconut oil was for you? Thankfully, people now know better.

Coconut oil is made up of around 90 percent saturated fat, of which over 60 percent is medium-chain fatty acids or MCFAs. [5]

MCFAs are basically the reason why coconut oil is so great. The three main MCFA stars are lauric acid, caprylic acid, and capric acid. These head straight for your liver so they can immediately be used for energy, unlike other types of fat that go through a long, drawn-out process.

Since MCFAs are easily digested and used almost immediately for fuel, they are less likely to be stored as fat, which means you will not only get a boost of energy but your body will also start to lose excess fat reserves and build more muscle. [6, 7]

 

3. Provides numerous other health benefits

With the amount of those suffering from gluten-intolerance, sensitivity, or even celiac disease, almond flour is a great substitute.

And as you may have guessed, it offers up the same benefits as almonds. Almond flour helps to regulate cholesterol, helps maintain already healthy blood sugar levels, and improves your energy.

The main fat in almonds comes from oleic acid, which has been shown to help fight inflammation. [8]

When we lower oxidative stress by fighting free radicals, we also reduce inflammation systemwide. Almonds are full of vitamin E, which is known for its oxidative stress-fighting properties. [9]

Not only is vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps ward off oxidative stress, but it is also linked to a lowered risk of heart disease, cognitive decline, and even some forms of cancer. [10, 11, 12, 13]

 

Double Chocolate Chip Blondie Loaf Recipe

Simple, clean ingredients that make up a decadent loaf of chocolatey goodness? Sign me up!

Here are some things to note about this recipe:

If you don’t have chia seeds, you can make ground flax eggs (the same way you would chia seed eggs). You can also use regular eggs.

A word of advice is to make sure you are purchasing pastured eggs (not factory-farmed). Why? Well, organic, pastured eggs provide the most nutrients.

Doubling this recipe and making two loaves is also a great idea. You’ll thank me when you see your child or spouse warming up the last slice, leaving none for you.

Ready to dive in? Let’s get started!

 

Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Yields: 6 slices

Serving Size: 1 slice

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup melted coconut oil, plus extra for greasing
  • 4 chia seed eggs (4 tablespoons chia seeds + ¾ cup water)
  • 1 cup almond, coconut, or cashew milk
  • 1½ teaspoons Madagascar vanilla, non-alcoholic flavoring
  • ¼-½ cup coconut sugar
  • 2½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼  cup dark chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts

 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Using coconut oil, grease a loaf pan and set it aside.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, mix together the wet ingredients until well-combined.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients, except the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and walnuts.
  7. Pour the batter into the loaf pan and bake for 50-60 minutes.
  8. Remove the loaf pan from the oven and allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
  9. Slice, serve, and enjoy!

 

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