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Vanilla Protein Blondies with a Raspberry Swirl


  • 1 cup chickpea flour
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Metabolic Drive Protein Powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/4 cup almond milk (or any milk of your choice)
  • 1/4 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated stevia (or adjust according to your sweetness preference)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
  • 1 tbsp water


  1. Preheat and Prepare:
    • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line an 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper or lightly grease it with a bit of coconut oil.
  2. Mix Dry Ingredients:
    • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the chickpea flour, Vanilla Metabolic Drive Protein Powder, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Combine Wet Ingredients:
    • In another bowl, mix the unsweetened applesauce, almond milk, melted coconut oil, stevia, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  4. Combine Wet and Dry Ingredients:
    • Gradually add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients, stirring until just combined. Be careful not to overmix.
  5. Prepare Raspberry Swirl:
    • In a small saucepan, combine the raspberries and water. Cook over medium heat, mashing the berries as they cook. Simmer for about 5 minutes, or until you have a thick sauce. Strain the sauce through a fine-mesh sieve to remove the seeds, if desired.
  6. Assemble:
    • Pour the blondie batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with a spatula. Drop spoonfuls of the raspberry sauce over the batter. Using a knife or a toothpick, gently swirl the sauce into the batter to create a marbled effect.
  7. Bake:
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Cool and Serve:
    • Allow the blondies to cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into squares.
These Vanilla Protein Blondies with a Raspberry Swirl are not only fitting for a sweet Valentine’s Day treat but also align with your dietary preferences. They’re rich in protein, low in glycemic index due to the choice of chickpea flour and stevia, and free from refined flours and sugars. Enjoy this delightful, guilt-free dessert with your Valentine!