Manitoba Food Bloggers Meet and Greet a few weeks ago. Well, it took place tonight and it was amazing. I met so many wonderful and kind people who truly love food. I can't wait to show you pictures of the whole event in my next post.
But aside from that great news, I have some other great news. Yesterday I bought my first jar of almond butter. I've made my own before in my processor, but this stuff is definitely smoother than what I could ever make at home. So naturally, I had to try using it in some kind of recipe and ended up stumbling upon this recipe for gluten free almond butter blondies. So not only was this my first time using almond butter, it was also my first time making blondies, something I've had on my list-of-things-to-do for a while.
Gluten Free Almond Butter Blondies [source]
-2 cups smooth almond butter
-1 cup agave nectar
-1 tsp baking soda
-1/2 tsp salt
-1 cup chocolate chips
So the instructions for this recipe are very simple. Put the almond butter, agave nectar, and eggs into a bowl and mix them together with a hand mixer. Then add in the salt and baking soda and mix those in as well. Stir in half of the chocolate chips and pour the batter into a greased or parchment lined 9 by 13 pan and sprinkle the rest of the chocolate chips on top. Bake for 35 minutes at 325 degrees and be sure to use a toothpick to check and make sure it's cooked all the way through. Allow to cool on a cooling rack.