Orange cake meets blondie.
Sounds like a tag line for a movie and what an epic movie it would be.
Sadly, this is a blog post rather than a movie, so let’s get on with the recipe.
This is a cakey, but also dense and moist orange blondie with only 103 calories per slice. That’s 103 calories for 1/8th of this recipe, which I think is pretty good.
Today we have three ingredients contributing to the flavour: orange juice, orange extract and orange zest. Yes, it is really orangey. Like orange flavour on steroids.
I made a few batches of these and by tweaking them a little it, they came out slightly different. These were my favourites as they were soft, cakey, but also dense and they didn’t last long. The others were far denser and more like a soft fudge and they were also good, but not quite what I was hoping for. One day I’ll post the other recipes once I get the texture I want, but for now enjoy these beauties.
Healthy Eggless Orange Blondies
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 25 minutes
Yield: 8 blondies
Calories per serving: 103
- 120g / 1 cup
- 1/2 tsp
- 1/4 tsp
- 120g / 1/2 cup
Low fat Greek yoghurt
- 40ml / about 3 tbsp
- 14g / 1/2 cup
- 1 tsp
- 15 ml / 1 tbsp
- 5 ml/ 1 tsp
Orange extract (use vanilla extract if not available)
- 50 g/ 1/4 cup
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/ 160°C and grease a small rectangular baking tray or casserole tray.
- Mix together the flour, baking powder and salt in a small bowl.
- In a large mixing bowl, add the yoghurt, orange juice, sweetener, orange zest, vegetable oil, orange extract and brown sugar. Using a spoon, remove any lumps of brown sugar by scraping them against the sides and mix the ingredients together.
- Add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and fold into the wet ingredients until just combined.
- Scrape the mixture into the baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the centre comes out with moist crumbs.
- Leave to cool completely before cutting into 8 squares and serving.
- Store leftovers covered in the fridge or in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Makes 8 blondies
Serving size: 1 blondie
Fat: 2.4 g
Saturated fat: 0.6 g
Carbs: 18 g
Fibre: 0.5 g
Sugar: 7.5 g
Protein: 2.4 g
I used a ceramic casserole dish, so I took mine out when they were slightly underdone because the ceramic pan can hold in the heat and make it harder to judge when they are done.
You can add an interesting flavour by using a mix of lemon and orange extracts if you want an orange lemon bar twist.