Moist, flavorful bars that leave just a hint of extra virgin olive oil.
Recipe Servings: 16 portions
Recipe Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Recipe Cook Time: 35 minutes
3/4 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
1/3 cup Lucini® Premium Select Extra Virgin Olive Oil®
1/2 cup brown rice syrup
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
1/2 cup semolina flour
Pinch sea salt
Generous pinch ground cinnamon
Pinch ground ginger
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 3.5oz ark chocolate bar, coarsely chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly oil an 8 x 8-inch brownie pan.
Using a hand mixer, whip together pumpkin, olive oil, syrup, almond milk, and vanilla. Fold in flours, salt, spices, and baking powder to form a smooth batter. Fold in nuts and chocolate, if using. Bake until a toothpick comes out mostly clean (these are meant to be moist), between 25–35 minutes. Do not overbake.
Allow blondies to cool for a full 30 minutes before slicing into squares so the flavors can develop as the blondies cool. Store in a sealed container.