Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Blondies


2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup unsweetened apple sauce
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup gluten-free all-purpose baking flour
1-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon xanthan gum
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped


1In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter, sugars and apple sauce. Beat in eggs and vanilla until blended. Combine the flour, baking powder, xanthan gum and salt; gradually add to peanut butter mixture and mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and peanuts.
2Transfer to a 9-in. square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

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Total Time
Prep:15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
Makes 16 servings
Nutrition Facts
1 bar: 176 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 142mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (14g sugars, 2g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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