• Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies (Guest Blogger The Blissful Balance)

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies (Guest Blogger The Blissful Balance)

    Today I am featuring a DELISH recipe from a fellow foodie, Christina, from The Blissful Balance in honor of her two year blog birthday! xx

    IMG_2001Hello, lovelies! I’m Christina, a food and lifestyle blogger from Tampa, FL. I’m all about living a healthy lifestyle with indulgence in moderation, and enjoy spreading that message on my blog, The Blissful Balance. I’m down for a long run or a tough workout class, a green smoothie or downtown street food, and love capturing it all with my Canon. Today I’m sharing a Fall favorite, with a few healthy tweaks. I hope you enjoy!

    Oh, how excited I am that Autumn is upon us. Football is consuming my television. The Bath & Body Works collections have transformed from beachy and refreshing, to warm and cozy. The leaves are a-changin’, the temps are a-droppin’.

    Okay, who am I kidding? I live in Florida and it’s still in the 90’s outside. BUT, that’s what pumpkin is for, right? Cook or bake any dish containing pumpkin and BOOM. You get that “Fall feeling”. My favorite feeling that results from my favorite time of year.

    I love to cook or bake with pumpkin. It can be overbearing at times, in my opinion, when mixed with strong spices like nutmeg (I’m looking at you, PSL), but when the right amount is used and that perfectly subtle, pumpkin flavor emerges on your tastebuds… fa’getta bout it.

    One thing about this recipe is it highly varies on the strength of your oven. Additionally, it depends on how big of a gooey factor you prefer. I love me some gooey brownies, so of course, I don’t discriminate against blondies. Being that pumpkin puree or pumpkin pie filling is so soft and smooth, it really adds to the goo factor. IMG_2014IMG_1992


    Gooey Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies

    Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Blondies (Guest Blogger The Blissful Balance)
    • Prep Time: 10 mins
    • Cook Time: 35 mins
    • Total Time: 45 mins
    • Yield: 16 1x


    • 1/3 cup flour (or any GF flour)
    • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
    • 1 cup brown or raw sugar
    • 1/2 cup 0% vanilla Greek yogurt
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 tsp baking soda
    • 1 cup pumpkin puree
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 tsp cinnamon
    • 1 cup chocolate chips


    1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and grease an 8×8 baking dish.
    2. Combine flour, protein powder, sugar, baking soda in a large bowl.
    3. Add yogurt, eggs, vanilla and pumpkin puree to a smaller bowl and whisk together.
    4. Add wet ingredients to dry and mix well.
    5. Fold in chocolate chips.
    6. Pour batter into baking dish and place in the oven.
    7. Bake for 35 minutes. Again, depending on strength of your oven, it may be longer. Keep checking and piercing with a knife or fork to ensure doneness.
    8. Enjoy with a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream.

    Hope you enjoy!


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  • Reply Georgie September 21, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Oh. wow. these look unreal. Christina nailed it!

  • Reply Christina September 21, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Thanks for helping me celebrate my blog birthday!! ;D xo

    • Reply Rachel September 21, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Thanks for the DREAMY pumpkin chocolate chip blondies sista!

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  • Reply Ferris Brennan July 27, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Hi – I have all ingredients except for vanilla protein powder. Are there any substitutes/is it 100% necessary for this recipe?

    • Reply Rachel July 27, 2016 at 4:08 pm

      You can omit! no worries! xx

  • Reply Lauren September 30, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    I just made these and wow they’re AMAZING! Your blog is awesome I wanna make everything on it haha I already can’t wait to make another one of your recipes 🙂

    • Reply Rachel October 1, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Aw YAY! So happy to hear!! Thank you! xx

  • Reply Erin Lynch November 30, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Do you think subbing coconut flour for normal flour would work here? Or do you think it would make the taste off?

    • Reply Rachel December 2, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      hi erin – coconut flour is not a 1:1 sub for any flour. i recommend using oat flour if you want an alternative

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