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Snickerdoodle Blondies

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I have the best job.

Not everyone’s job description includes making snickerdoodle blondies.  But yesterday morning, I was forced to do just that.

When I threw the idea out on Twitter, there was such an excited response that I just couldn’t let everyone down. And so, still in my pjs, I set about making a gigantic mess in the kitchen.


I think I ate about a third of the pan by myself… And that’s not including the copious spoonfuls of batter that found its way into my mouth! I liked the batter so much it’s going to get its own recipe post (soon). But for today, you’re stuck with more blondies.

Adapted from this recipe: Chocolate-Chip Blondies.

So yes, these blondies are also… full of beans!

snickerdoodle blondies


Snickerdoodle Blondies

  • 1 1/2 cups chickpeas or white beans (1 can, drained and rinsed) (250g after draining)
  • 3 tbsp nut butter of choice (or other fat source) (see nutritional-info link below for fat-free option)
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1-2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • heaping 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar or brown sugar (or sucanat)
  • 1 tbsp applesauce
  • 1/4 cup ground flax or quick oats (20g) (see nutritional-info link below for substitution options)
  • 2 and 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • optional ingredients: walnuts, raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend all ingredients until very smooth in a food processor (not a blender), and scoop into a greased (or parchment-lined) 8×8 pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes. You want the blondies to look a little undercooked when you take them out, because they’ll firm up as they cool, and you don’t want them to get hard.

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Love snickerdoodles, but not in the mood for blondies?

snickerdoodle pancakes

Why not try some healthy Snickerdoodle Pancakes?

Question of the Day:

What is your dream job?

When I was very little, I had my entire life figured out. I was going to be a Veterinarian and save all the animals in the world. That changed in sixth grade, when they put my first dog to sleep. Although I knew it was a good act, I also knew I could never do it. (As it turns out, science isn’t my strongest subject anyway.)

I spent the rest of middle and high school unsure of what I wanted to “be” when I grew up. I figured I’d probably end up as an editor or lawyer, or maybe a Spanish teacher. Even as I started college, I was clueless. (And this scared the heck out of me!) But sometimes I believe things have a strange way of working out.

You might remember how upset I was about my college story.

And yet, if everything had worked according to plan, I’d possibly be some high-end lawyer, with a degree from UPenn, making a ton of money and hating every second of it. Maybe not; but I can’t imagine being happier than I am right now!

*Serves herself another blondie*

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Iris says:

    Love you love you love you! I love that you’ve been doing so many gluten-free recipes lately!

  2. Kasey says:

    u are so lucky that u can be a blogger 4 a living! THAT would be my dream job!

    1. Kasey says:

      also, can u maybe do a post about how to be able to turn blogging into your job?

      1. Hey Kasey!
        I feel so awkward talking about it! But I will *try* and come up with something in the near future, because I do get a lot of emails/comments asking about it. Maybe a “blogging tips” type post?

  3. love love love! now i dnt know which ones to make first?! GAH!
    my dream job at the moment is to be some sort of fitness instructor/sports dietician and to start up a business!!!!! im SO MADE to be a business woman!

  4. Lisa Fine says:

    Do you know if regular cane sugar would work in the blondie recipe? I have molasses too though, so I think I can combine the two to make molasses.

    I have a can of chickpeas in the cabinet, and a can of black beans…I just have to decide which ones to try this weekend.

    1. I think you could! The taste would obviously be a little different, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work! Let me know if you do try it!

    2. Gramma Kaye says:

      Hi Lisa, I don’t bake as much as I used to, so I never keep brown sugar in the house anymore. I just mix sugar and molasses. Rule of thumb for light brown sugar substitute is 1 tablespoon molasses to 1 cup granulated sugar. Hope this helps.

  5. Samantha says:

    Dream job: astronaut! … personal trainer or to open up a vegan bakery.

    Current job: accounting… very different I know 😉

    I used to want to be a vet as well, until I was in grade six and had to put my hamster down… yes, I put a hamster down and cried for many weeks to follow…

    – Samantha

  6. Joanna says:

    I made the snickerdoodle pancake recipe the same day you posted it & LOVED them, so looks like I will definitely be making these today too!!

    1. Aw I’m so excited you tried the pancakes!!

  7. My dream job would definitely include baking in some form 🙂 I work at a daycare right now, and some days it drives me crazy, but overall I actually love it!

  8. kate says:

    eating your snickerdoodle pancakes right now :). used truvia packets instead of sugar and they taste swell. definitely think this is a great replacement for pancakes that have all that butter and oil in the recipes!

    1. Did you save me some? No? Darn, I guess I’ll have to make my own ;).

  9. qq:) says:

    i love cinnamon

  10. Jennifer JCD says:

    I’m sold. I’ll be stopping at the supermarket to pick up soem tinned chickpeas on my way home from work. And speaking of work… I’m an engineering design and drafting technologist; someone who draws blueprints on a computer. It can be interesting, but it’s certainly not my dream job. I’d much rather be an astronaut, a flight navigator (military), or a primary school teacher. I worked really hard to become each of those but none of them panned out, unfortunately.

  11. Oh My Muppets. I am SO making these later!! I would do right now but I have a rehearsal…gah!! Definitely later though or tomorrow cos I LOVE snickerdoodles!!

    When I grow up I want to be YOU 🙂

    P.S. You can use any white bean I think, cos I used butter beans for the choc chip blondies.

    P.P.S. I single-handedly finished the whole batch of choc chip blondies in three days! 😀

    1. Haha we are two peas (errr chocolate chips) in a pod. Mine are all gone now too… and sadly I am out of pb so I can’t make more at the moment! 🙁

      1. Argh and I’m all out of beans/chickpeas!! No fear, grocery shopping day is tomorrow, and I know what I’m going to be buying a LOT of! 😀

        Oooh and I can’t WAIT for your other variations!! Please post them soon!! Wait, you have no more PB in your house?! How are you still ALIVE?! 😛

        1. And they say the world is going to end tomorrow? Not today?

  12. McKella says:

    I’ve always wanted to be an artist and a writer, but I’ve considered a few other careers to go with it. Teacher, archaeologist, health coach, and set designer (I even got a few scholarships in technical theater). I’ve always been very ambitious, but I never see myself having a straight-forward career. Writing and art will always be there, but I like to dabble in different things and I’m sure I’ll go through lots of other side careers throughout my life.

  13. Mmm I love chickpea blondies 🙂 I made some a couple months ago and they were a big hit! I will definitely be trying out these snickerdoodle ones.

  14. Eric Jaffa says:

    Did you graduate from college?

  15. OMG I cannot wait to grab chickpeas this weekend and make these babies!

  16. Christy says:

    Finally, after hitting 30, I have my dream job.

    Stay at home mom, homeschooling and we breed/show Chihuahuas.

    I will cook, when forced, but I LOVE to bake. We are really enjoying your “babies” right now. Just wanted to say thanks for an easy & sweet recipe that I don’t feel bad eating “just one more”

    I’m now officially hooked on your blog!


    1. Awww this comment made me smile so much!

  17. Lisa C says:

    Making blondies in your pjs? Yup, you have my dream job.

    I’d love to be a full-time blogger. Now if only I had a blog ;).

  18. Meredith says:

    I’ve been hoping you would make blondies! I’m making the chocolate chip ones tonight. Can’t wait 🙂

  19. I have seen so many recipes made with beans but have yet to try baking with them! I am going to try this recipe to finally cook with them 🙂

  20. Current job = teacher and blogger! While I don’t really consider blogging a job, I do make money from it.. and I do love it! My dream job, besides being a teacher, is to be a stay at home mom. I think it’s one of the most important jobs in the world!

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