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Thursday 4 December 2008

Blondies have more fun

I had some more okara to use up (and no room in the freezer for anymore) so I figured if it worked well in brownies, why not blondies too! And it worked, they are yummy!!

I based it on the recipe for the brownies but I made them maple syrup & walnut flavour.

Low Fat Maple & Walnut Blondies
Dry Ingredients:
½ cup / 80g plain flour
½ cup / 80g wholewheat flour
½ cup (packed) / 90g light muscovado sugar
1/3 cup / 35g cornflour
1¼ tsp baking soda
¼ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp cinnamon
½ cup / 50g walnuts (measured before breaking up)
Wet Ingredients:
½ cup /120g cup wet okara
½ cup /125ml unsweetened non-dairy milk
½ cup /125ml soya yoghurt
¼ cup /4 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp flavourless oil
1 tsp vinegar
1½ tsp vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 180C / 350F.

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Break up the walnuts into chunks and mix well to get them coated with the dry ingredients (and stop them from sinking)

Whisk together the wet ingredients together and pour into the dry. Mix well and pour into an 8x8 glass dish, lightly greased.

Bake for 25 minutes. A knife won't come out clean because 25 minutes won't cook these through. You can cook them for longer if you like a bit less squidge!

Leave them to cool in the dish for at least 10 minutes before you cut them. I cut them into 12, but you could do 16 if you want smaller ones.

I don't bother to turn them out, just keep them in the dish and cover it with clingfilm - they keep well in the fridge!

Fresh from the oven.....

Cooking to: Nickelback - Black Horse (been waiting for this album for ages!)

I'm now off to pack my slutty tops and frost my cupcakes (pix next time!) ready for Hard Rock Hell this weekend. YAY!

Have a great weekend everyone.


  1. those look great. I'm collecting okara recipes for when I finally get to make my own soy milk.

  2. blondies!?! oooooh, yummy! your blondies sound sooo awesome, Sal! they look freak'n awesome, too! walnuts & maple syrup?! hells yeah!

    hooray for slutty tops and cupcakes! have fun! (and i can't wait to see the rock'n pics, too!)

  3. That's pretty cool! Your blondies look awesome.

  4. please don't be mad at me for this stupid question: what is okara? and btw--thanks for listing recipes with standard measurements for us silly americans.

  5. Mmm, maple blondies sound (and look) heavenly!

  6. I'm so jealous of all this okara and soy milk making! THose blondies look delish!

  7. Yum! I'm never going to make soy milk but I enjoy seeing these recipes anyway, could I use almond stuff left over from almond milk making?

    Have a rockin' time!

  8. Awesome mapley blondies! I've only tried making blondies once and I failed royally!
    Have a rocking weekend dude!

  9. Mmmmmm Blondies........Low fat too so I can eat twice as many!
    Hee hee hee.
    Have a ROCKING weekend chica - I'll be doing some raving myself.

  10. These look and sound amazing. I love creative recipes like this. Nice work! Have a great weekend. :)

  11. I want to dive in the squidge and have a Blondie Party!
    Enjoy your Hard Rock Hell and have fun frosting your slutty tops and packing your cupcakes! :P

  12. You have so many great recipes on your blog! I love it! I have never heard of adding okra to brownies/blondies, but it sounds fun! I'll have to try it out.

    I would love to write about your blondie recipe on our blog! If you are interested send me an email at

  13. I have to admit, I'm jealous of all that okara goodness! and right on with the slutty tops (and cupper goodness, too!)

  14. yum! I could have a blondie or two right now :)

    thx for your comment; can't believe I hadn't discovered your awesome blog earlier.
    I appreciate your cooking, taste in music (I also like Bon Jovi) and also posting about Lush and b never <3

  15. Maple walnut blondies = yes please! Blondies are one of my favorite desserts...those look totally yummy.

  16. You too - I love a bit of blondie!

  17. Jen - okara is the pulp of the soybeans, leftover from making soymilk.

    Mandee – yeah you probably could use the almond meal leftover – I think that’d be awesome in some muffins too! Or you could use whizzed up cooked white beans instead, which sounds weird but it works. I used to make low GI brownies that way, in the past!


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