Morning Pep Blanched Almond Flour in Snickerdoodle Blondies Disclosure: I received a free sample in exchange for my honest review.
We have had a thing for Snickerdoodle blondies around the house here lately. But of course, I am trying to watch my sugar intake.. so this makes for a bit of a problem. A lot of times if I can get enough protein in a carby food I don't have as much of a blood sugar spike. Many times I add nuts to help.. but the man of the house doesn't like nuts mixed in food. Along comes a review for Morning Pep Blanched Almond Flour. Hooray for this! They sent us a 2 pound bag AND a 5 pound bag. I can tell you- we are putting those bags through the works!
What is almond flour all about?
Made from 100% all-natural Gluten-Free blanched almonds
Substitute for wheat flour in cakes, breads, cookies, muffins and more
Great source of dietary fiber, Vitamin E, protein, iron, magnesium & calcium
Very finely-ground it Gives baked goods and sweets a rich flavor and moist texture
Certified Kosher And Gluten Free with No additives or preservative
Considered pasteurized by the USDA and The Almond Board of California
We love it. I have added it to ice cream, and I love the texture and flavor that it adds to such a simple snack. In the morning I have been eating the almond flour with yogurt and granola. I was grinding up pecans for a few days, but I have some teeth issues and it was really starting to get a bit much for me. Almond flour adds the protein without the crunch of whole or ground nuts. I of course modified the snickerdoodle blondie recipe below- so check that out- I didn't even get a peep out of the family with the substitution I made. I think next time I will try to sub just a bit more and see how it goes! The recipe I used came from Doing Splendid.
Ingredients: 1 cup softened, unsalted butter 1 cup sugar 1 cup brown sugar 2 eggs 2 tsp. vanilla (I doubled this from 1 tsp) 1/2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. baking powder 2 tsp. cinnamon (I increased from 1.5 tsp) 2 cups flour 1/2 cup almond flour (I think this can easily be increased)
Topping (I eliminated this topping to save carbs) 1/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 9 x 13 pan. Cream together butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla. Add the salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and flour and mix until well combined. Add to 9×13 pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar topping. Bake for 25-30 minutes. There was going to be an awesome picture, but the family devoured these puppies! Even the toddler got in on the excitement. Overall, I find the Morning Pep Blanched Almond Flour a great way to add protein and cut carbs from our diet. Thanks so much for letting us review this awesome product!