Coffee Chocolate Chip Blondies Recipe

Ingredients: – 1 ½ cups white whole wheat flour or regular whole wheat flour (all-purpose flour can be used as well) – 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder – 12 tablespoons (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter – 2 cups packed coconut sugar or 1 ½ cups packed brown sugar – ¾ teaspoon salt

– 2 tablespoons strong coffee, room temperature – 1 egg – 1 ½ tablespoons vanilla extract – ¾ cup chopped pecan – ¾ cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chip

Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Grease a 9 by 13-inch baking dish and line it with parchment paper.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour and baking powder. Set aside. 

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the butter, coconut sugar, and salt. Cook, stirring often, until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot but not simmering.  

Remove from heat and stir in the coffee until well combined. Let the mixture cool to room temperature, about 15 to 20 minutes. 

While the butter and sugar mixture cools, spread the pecans onto a small rimmed baking sheet and bake in the preheated oven for 5 to 8 minutes until fragrant, stirring halfway. Set aside to cool. 

Once the butter and sugar mixture has cooled to room temperature, add the egg and vanilla, and whisk until combined. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. 

Add the flour mixture and stir just until combined. Fold in the pecans and chocolate chips. 

Using a spatula, spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan. Bake for 18 to 24 minutes until the blondies are set on the edges and the top is golden brown with cracks forming. 

Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let it cool completely. Use the parchment paper to lift the blondies from the pan onto a flat surface.