Smoked Vanilla and Hemp Blondies
Sick and tired of having brownies all the time? This is your sign to try something new. The brownie’s lesser known sibling, the blondie, is just as delicious, especially when laced with chocolate and smoked salt. This recipe involves making your own hemp butter which is easier than you’d think! Just blend up 200g (minimum) of hemp seeds in a food processor, wait for it to form a buttery paste and you’re away.
- 100g hemp seed butter
- 100g sunflower seed butter
- 100g maple syrup, yacon syrup or honey
- 2 flax eggs (2 tbsp mixed with 3 water and left to sit for 5 minutes)
- 50g buckwheat flour
- 2 tbsp hemp oil
- 1 tbsp hemp protein powder (optional)
- ½ tsp smoked salt
- ¼ tsp vanilla powder or ½ tsp vanilla essence
Preheat the oven to 180C. Mix the sunflower and hemp seed butters with the maple syrup and flax eggs and stir to make sure everything is well combined.
Add the buckwheat flour, hemp oil, protein (if using), smoked salt and vanilla and stir again. You should have a fairly runny mixture.
Line a medium sixes (roughly 20x 20) baking tray with baking parchment so that the edges are higher than the sides of the tin and no mixture will escape.
Pour in the mixture and tap to make it flat and then sprinkle on the chocolate and a little extra salt. Cook in the oven for 20 mins and then remove from the oven and let the gooey blondies sit in the tray for 15 minutes or until cool.
Sore in a sealed container inside or outside the fridge. In the fridge they will keep longer but have a more dense texture to eat.