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Macro-Friendly Raspberry Blondies | Guilt-Free Treat

By Myprotein | In Protein Desserts, Recipes | on July 12, 2017
Macro-Friendly Raspberry Blondies | Guilt-Free Treat
3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (88% score)

Say hello to the brownie’s good-looking cousin, the blondie. Usually bursting with butter, we’ve made a macro-friendly version by ramping up the protein content, minimising sugar and using only good fats from coconut oil.
And the bonus? You can whip these up in 35-minutes flat!

Makes: 9 blondies


✓ 150g wholemeal flour (sieved)
✓ 100g Impact Whey Protein (Vanilla, Maple or Golden Syrup work well here – you can also switch this up for another of your favourite protein powders*)
✓ ¼ tsp. baking soda (and no more, otherwise your blondies will rise too much)
✓ Pinch salt
✓ 4 tbsp. Coconut Sugar
✓ 8 tbsp. Sugar-Free Syrup (Butterscotch, Golden Syrup, Maple or Vanilla)
✓ 75g Coconut Oil (melted)
✓ 3 eggs (beaten) (or use a vegan-friendly egg replacer**)
✓ 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
✓ 4 tbsp. apple sauce (the puréed kind, or purée it yourself in a blender)
✓ 75g raspberries


#1 Preheat your oven to 190°C or 170°C for fan-assisted.

#2 In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, protein, baking soda, salt and coconut sugar and stir well.

#3 In a separate bowl, combine the syrup, coconut oil, eggs, apple cider vinegar and puréed apple sauce and mix.

#4 Next, fold the wet mixture into the dry mixture without overworking it too much, then add half of the raspberries to the mixture.

#5 Pour the mixture into a greased and lined baking tin (about 9”x9”). Set aside.

#6 Next, microwave the remaining raspberries in a microwave-safe dish for about 30 seconds until they release a little juice, then spoon the whole raspberries on top of the blondie mixture. Use a cocktail stick to swirl patterns onto the top.

#7 Bake for 20-25 minutes (dip a knife in and if it comes out cleanish, you’re good to go. You want a bit of gooeyness but not too much!)

#8 Drizzle over a little extra syrup and allow to cool in the tray for 10 minutes. Devour warm or allow to cool completely on a wire rack and save for later!

* If you use a vegan-friendly protein powder instead, be sure to increase the amount of apple sauce to 6 tbsp. instead of 4. Vegan-friendly protein powders tend to absorb a little more liquid than whey.

** To make a vegan egg-replacer, simply combine 1 tbsp. Chia Seeds or Flax Seeds with 3 tbsp. of water per egg in a glass or bowl. Wait 10 minutes for the seeds to plump up and you have your egg replacer.


Calories: 214      Protein: 13g      Fat: 11g      Carbs: 16g

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Macro-Friendly Raspberry Blondies | Guilt-Free Treat
3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (88% score)
  • CHRIS BAIATA says:

    August 30, 2017 at 1:49 am - Reply

    This looks incredible!
    I am going to feature this recipe in my World Wide Web Wednesdays email tomorrow that goes out weekly as the Featured recipe! I will link right back to this and get people making this recipe asap!

    thank you for posting this!

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