As much as I am enjoying my clean eating journey, I do have one reservation. Sweets. I can live without them for a short period of time, but if I am going to change my lifestyle for good then I need some sort of sinful indulgence to keep me sane. And these blondies are definitely it! Whether or not you practice clean eating, you are going to want to eat these. They are moist, gooey and peanut buttery and pair perfectly with a glass of cold milk.
When it comes to baking, I usually stick to what I know. I have never tried using any kind of substitutes (like applesauce or yogurt). But the idea of using sweet potatoes in a baked good intrigued me. I happen to love sweet potatoes so I figured if they didn’t taste anything like a blondie, they would at least still be delicious. I was also excited to try Sucanat. Sucanat (which stands for Sugar Cane Natural) is pure dried sugar cane juice and a clean eating answer to refined sugar. The texture is quite coarse compared to other forms of sweeteners, but the result is simply divine.
As excited as I was to make these, the truth is, I was a bit apprehensive about the final result. With so many new ingredients I was unsure about what to expect. Could clean eating really deliver with a delectable dessert? Heck yes! Which means my quest to find a sweet treat that is in line with my new lifestyle is fulfilled :) Now if I could only figure out a trick to not eat the whole pan…
Want to give the recipe a go? Check it out here.