Fertility Friendly Blondies
These Blondies are delicious, perfect for an afternoon treat or dessert, and an added bonus of being fertility friendly too! They contain chickpeas which are a fantastic plant protein, and almond butter. Almonds are not only high in protein but also a good source of vitamin E, important for helping to thicken the endometrial lining, increase cervical mucus, and support sperm quality, particularly motility.
Makes 8, gluten & dairy free
1 small banana
130g almond butter
2 tsp vanilla extract
400g tin of chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp bicarbonate soda
60-80g dark chocolate chips or 70%+ dark chocolate crumbled (dairy free if preferred)
Chopped nuts (optional) (i.e. almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts)
1.Preheat the oven to 180c/160c (fan) and grease a 20cm square cake tin
2.Mix together all the ingredients (other than the chocolate) in a blender until smooth. Stir in most of the chocolate, leaving some to decorate on the top.
3.Transfer to the tin, sprinkle the remaining chocolate on top, and bake in the oven for 20 minutes