White Bean Pecan Pumpkin Blondies

White Bean Pecan Pumpkin Blondies

Some people canadd to other people’s life like that, and bring gifts of photos of
tiny kittens and rules of thirds and cool cameras (and, fix broken ones), or secret
phone numbers and nuts for dinner and Egyptian bracelets and painful fashion
advice, or puns and phone calls and carefully selected vegan ham-flavoured
crisps, or the biggest smiles and fobs and doughnuts, or loud laughs, badly edited
pictures of honey badgers, fancy iPhones and second-hand flirting, German
experimental music playlists, Belle and Sebastian, instant email responses, birthday cards, tailored
guidance on London boroughs (as night follows day wPeckhamwsavesw), haircuts worth four hundred bus rides, take-care’s, espressos, inexplicable exceptions to the rule of
never being touched, books that were meant for someone else, unrealistic tales
of North-American wildlife, bags-for-life, thermals, sleeping pills,
good-night’s; or (but you’ve got to be lucky like I am), even all of the above.

Now whether all these riches are deserved or
not, or if I’d rather give things away than lose them, or again if I myself
only am the bearer of utter annihilation (fine,of stuffed killer whales also; but only if you’re David Wilson), however consciously hidden behind a mask of cuteness, quirkiness and puppy eyes, it’s an entire different story; because today, on
Matt’s birthday, cake is the only thing that I choose to bring along.

Adding fudgy pecan pumpkin blondies to someone’s
life really can’t be a bad thing; plus when you and your cake tin are almost
squeezed to death on your crammed bus to work, there’s just no room for all the
Aaaand many more.

240g (8.5oz) cooked cannellini beans,
rinsed and patted dry

110g (1/2 cup) pureed pumpkin

60ml (1/4 cup) maple syrup

65g (1/4 cup) pecan butter or other nut

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 tablespoons soft dark brown sugar

70g (1/2 cup) ground pecans

1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin spice mix

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

80g (2/3 cup) chopped pecans

Preheat the oven to 175°C (350°F) and
lightly grease a 20x20cm (8×8”) square tin. Place beans, pureed pumpkin, maple
syrup, pecan butter and vanilla extract in a blender and process until
completely smooth. In a small bowl, combine sugar, ground pecans, spices, salt,
baking powder and bicarbonate of soda. Pour in the wet mixture and mix until
combined, then fold in the chopped pecans. Spoon the batter into the prepared
tin, smooth the top (and top with some more chopped pecans if you like) and
bake for 20 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown. Let cool on a rack to
firm up. Cut into squares and get ready for a slightly uncomfortable
morning commute (it’s worth it).

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Eva Rosenberg

Eva Rosenberg

Welcome to Eva's Kitchen where I share my adventures in cooking. My creations may not always turn out Pinterest perfect, but I usually end up with a funny picture or an interesting meal. Thanks for stopping by!


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